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Energy Infrastructure Package

​On 31 October 2019, the European Commission adopted and published its fourth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). ​​On 24 November 2017, the Commission adopted the third list of PCIs, published on 6 April 2018 in the Official Journal of the European Union, replacing the second list of PCIs.  The second list of PCIs was published on 27 January 2016 in the Official Journal of the European Union, replacing the 2013 first list of PCIs.

Regulation (EU) 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure requires the Agency to perform several tasks which help foster the adequacy and the efficiency of the development of the European gas sector infrastructure. In particular, the Agency:            
             
  • Helps ensure cross-regional consistency by providing an opinion on the draft regional lists of projects of common interest;            
  • Monitors, together with the Regional Groups, the progress achieved in implementing the projects of common interest and, if necessary, makes recommendations to facilitate the implementation of projects of common interest;            
  • Collects annual reports of Project of Common Interest submitted by project promoters, including details of the progress achieved, possible delays compared to the implementation plan, and a revised plan aiming at overcoming the delays. First annual reports of Project of Common Interest have to be submitted by project promoters by 31 March 2015.            
  • Submits, within three months from the submission of the annual reports by project promoters, to the Groups a consolidated report for the projects of common interest, evaluating the progress achieved and makes, where appropriate, recommendations on how to overcome the delays and difficulties encountered. The consolidated report also evaluates, in accordance with Article 6(8) and (9) of Regulation (EC) No 713/2009, the consistent implementation of the Union-wide network development plans with regard to the energy infrastructure priority corridors and areas.            
  • Decides on investment requests including on cross-border cost allocation as well as the way the costs are reflected into tariffs when the NRAs have not taken coordinated decisions on the investment request within six months of the date on which the request was received by the last of the NRAs.            

  • Provides Opinions on the CBA methodologies developed by the ENTSOs and launch of the process for CBA updates.            

  • Recommends a common methodology to evaluate the incurred higher risks of PCIs and on incentives to be provided to PCI.            

  • Provides a cooperation framework for NRAs to establish and make publicly available a set of indicators and corresponding reference values for the comparison of unit investment costs for comparable projects of the gas and electricity infrastructure pursuant to Article 11(7) of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013.            

ACER Related Documents and links


PCI Opinions  

Opinion on the 2019 draft regional list of gas PCIs

Opinion on the 2017 draft regional list of gas PCIs

Opinion on the 2015 draft regional lists of gas PCIs            

Opinion on the 2013 draft regional lists of gas PCIs

PCI Monitoring Reports

Consolidated report on the progress of electricity and gas PCIs (2019)

Consolidated report on the progress of electricity and gas PCIs (2018)

Consolidated report on the progress of electricity and gas PCIs (2017)

Consolidated report on the progress of electricity and gas PCIs (2016)

Consolidated report on the progress of electricity and gas PCIs (2015)

Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Interlinked Model Opinions

Opinion on the ENTSOs draft Interlinked Model (2017)

Opinion on the ENTSOG 2nd CBA methodology (2017)

Opinion on the ENTSOG 1st CBA methodology (2014)        

Unit Investment Cost Report

Report on unit investment costs and corresponding reference values for gas (2015)           

Recommendation on Incentives            

Recommendation on Incentives for PCIs and on Risk Evaluation (2014)     

ACER Position Papers on Potential Improvements of the EIP

Second Position Paper on the EIP (2017)

ACER proposals to the EC to facilitate the 3rd PCI selection process (2016)             

First Position Paper on the EIP (2016)

Other Sites of Interest

ENTSOG – Scenarios and Infrastructure

European Commission - Project of Common Interest​

European Commission PCIs - transparency platform      

INEA – CEF Energy