Energy System Integration - Can stakeholders agree on the best path forward?
In December 2020, the European Commission adopted a proposal to revise the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation to bring it in line with its climate targets. In June 2021, the Council reached a general approach on the revision of the Regulation.
The objective of the revised TEN-E Regulation is to modernise, decarbonise and interconnect the EU’s cross-border energy infrastructure in order to help the EU achieve its 2050 climate neutrality objectives. It also aims to continue ensuring market integration, competitiveness and security of supply.
The revised Regulation updates the infrastructure categories eligible for support with an emphasis on decarbonisation and adds a new focus on offshore electricity grids, hydrogen infrastructure and smart grids, with the goal of achieving energy system integration.
The TEN-E framework sets the tasks of developing cross-sectoral methodologies for the assessment of projects and the capture of synergies between electricity and gas systems.
Work already being undertaken to enable greater integrated infrastructure planning includes the TYNDP (10-year network development plan) scenarios and Interlinked Model/CBA Methodology for projects’ assessment.
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss the planning of the EU’s cross-border energy infrastructure and how climate targets should be integrated. Questions to be addressed include:
-What challenges does energy system integration place on infrastructure planning?
-How can ENTSOG and ENTSO-E contribute to delivering on the best integrated infrastructure?
Catharina Sikow-Magny, Director, Green Transition and Energy System Integration, DG ENER, European Commission
Erik Bergkvist, MEP, Substitute of ITRE, European Parliament
Raphael Hanoteaux, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
Frédéric Simon, Journalist, EURACTIV
14:30 - 14:35 Welcome and Introduction
14:35 - 14:50 Panellist statements
14:50 - 15:40 Discussion and Q&A
15:40 - 15:45 Closing statements