• Client: European Commission - DG Energy
  • Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Completed)
  • Geographic coverage: European Union

A thorough review of the Regulation EU 347/2013 concerning trans-European energy networks

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 was to provide an independent evaluation of the TEN-E Regulation and PCI framework. The evaluation focused on the distinct assessment criteria and evaluation questions and provided evidence especially in those aspects in which the PCI framework had not been delivering as expected.

The contractor was required to provide comprehensive support throughout the assessment process, gathering and presenting evidence that helped 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.

The study took place over the year 2017, and was delivered in collaboration with Enerdata, DNV GL and Spark (with Trinomics in the lead). The services provided, included:

  • Literature study
  • Public consultation
  • Stakeholder survey
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Evaluation
  • Recommendations