There are four infrastructure corridors identified as priority by the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E), which require urgent infrastructure development in electricity in order to connect regions currently isolated from European energy markets, strengthen existing cross-border interconnections, and help integrate renewable energy.
For each of these priority corridors, a dedicated regional group on electricity has been established to propose and review candidate projects of common interest, which contribute the most to achieving EU’s energy and climate policy objective by modernising the existing grid.
North Seas Offshore Grid (‘NSOG’)
Integrated offshore electricity grid development and related interconnectors in the North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, Baltic Sea and neighboring waters to transport electricity from renewable offshore energy sources to centers of consumption and storage and to increase cross-border electricity exchange.
North-South electricity interconnections in Western Europe (‘NSI West Electricity’)
Interconnections between EU countries in this region and with the Mediterranean area including the Iberian peninsula, in particular to integrate electricity from renewable energy sources and reinforce internal grid infrastructures to promote market integration in the region.
North-South electricity interconnections in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe (‘NSI East Electricity’)
Interconnections and internal lines in north-south and east-west directions to complete the EU internal energy market and integrate renewable energy sources.
Baltic energy market interconnection plan in electricity (‘BEMIP electricity’)
Interconnections between Member States in the Baltic region and the strengthening of internal grid infrastructure, to end the energy isolation of the Baltic States and to foster market integration; this includes working towards the integration of renewable energy in the region.
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Electricity PCI regional group meetings
The agendas and web streaming/recordings for the electricity PCI regional group meetings (since first meeting on 3 October 2018) are available here.