In the margins of the PCI Energy days on 3 and 4 December 2019 in Brussels, two Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) grants were signed to support the construction of the Celtic Interconnector between Ireland and France, and studies for the development of the Harmony Link Interconnector between Lithuania and Poland.
The Concerted Action of the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA EED) published its mid-term impact report, which showcases its activities and most recent successes.
The impact report covers the period from 2017 to 2019 and gives an insight into the various activities of the CA EED.
Variable energy generation, stronger transmission and distribution systems, increasing storage capacity and demand-side management can help boost the energy system’s flexibility. There is also great potential in sector coupling for decarbonisation but the interaction of flexibility and supply mechanisms are far from being clear to policy makers, regulators and other actors of the energy system. At this private seminar, academics, industry and regulators will discuss the potential and limitations of flexibility as well as various modelling scenarios for sector coupling to help achieve the EU’s decarbonisation, as outlined in the EU 2050 strategy.
Brussels, 20 November 2019
A summary of the debate is now available.
Today, the European Commission adopted the fourth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) for a connected European energy grid, fit for the future providing clean, affordable and secure energy for Europeans. This list reflects the importance of infrastructure for the Energy Union and represents a balance among its objectives: sustainability, affordability and security of supply.