Evaluating the regulation on trans-European energy networks
The assignment consists of a thorough review of the regulation EU 347/2013 and the assessment of various alternative policy options.
The Trans-European Energy Networks (TEN-E) regulation identifies priority corridors and thematic areas of trans-European energy infrastructure and provides guidelines for the selection of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). The main objectives of this assignment are to provide an independent evaluation of the TEN-E Regulation and PCI framework; and to provide support in assessing the impacts of alternative policy scenarios in the framework of TEN-E. The evaluation will focus on the distinct assessment criteria and evaluation questions and provide evidence especially in those aspects in which the PCI framework is not delivering as expected. The second objective is to provide support to the Commission in assessing the impacts of a number of alternative policy scenarios for various distinct areas or problems within the framework of the Trans-European Energy Networks. The contractor is required to provide comprehensive support throughout the impact assessment process, gathering and presenting evidence that helps to evaluate the existing problems and their drivers, to identify and assess different possible policy options to address these, and to come to a view on their comparative advantages and disadvantages.