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Targeted consultation on methodologies for assessing costs and benefits of candidate hydrogen projects under the revised TEN-E Regulation – 2022


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Target audience

This targeted consultation is addressed to representatives of ministries and public authorities, national regulators, project promoters and industry, transmission system operators, distribution system operators, NGOs and environmental organisations, citizens, etc.

Why we are consulting

Regulation (EU) 2022/869 (in the following, “TEN-E Regulation”), in force since June 2022, lays down guidelines for the timely development and interoperability of the priority corridors and areas of trans-European energy infrastructure which contribute to climate change mitigation by supporting the achievement of the EU climate and energy 2030 targets and the EU climate neutrality objective by 2050 at the latest. The revised TEN-E Regulation enables the development of interconnections, strengthens energy security, furthers market and system integration and promotes competition that benefits all Member States and their citizens.

The revised TEN-E Regulation includes in its scope hydrogen transport and storage infrastructure. For the assessment of candidate projects in the hydrogen infrastructure category, Article 11 of the TEN-E Regulation mandates ENTSOG to develop a draft CBA hydrogen methodology by April 2023, followed by Member States’ and ACER opinion and finally the Commission approval, resulting in a final hydrogen CBA methodology no earlier than end of 2023. This requirement does not meet the timeline of the 1st PCI/PMI process under the revised TEN-E Regulation, which should end in the adoption of the first Union list of PCI/PMI by November 2023.

Taking these time limitations into consideration, the Commission has tasked JRC to elaborate a draft hydrogen CBA methodology. This will consider the input received from ENTSOG and ACER. This H2 methodology has the purpose to bridge the gap between the 1st hydrogen PMI/PCI process under the revised TEN-E Regulation and the ENTSOG methodology to come in time for the next PCI/PMI process.

This consultation is open to all interested stakeholders from 16 November until 20 January.

How to submit your contribution

In order to submit your contribution to this consultation, you are invited to download the draft methodology for a harmonised system-wide cost benefit analysis developed for candidate hydrogen projects and answer the questions in the EU Survey.

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