Projects of Common Interest
Projects of Common Interest are defined in Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council to create a platform for achieving the defined European goals binding both for EU Member States (i.e. 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, 20% increase in the share of renewable energy in final energy consumption and 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2020), as well as general goals such as achieving the minimum interconnection capacity of 10% installed production capacity.
The Regulation aims at granting a priority status to transnational projects, ensuring them maximal national relevance and a special regime allowing them to be treated by specific regulations to accelerate permit procedures and, if certain conditions are met, to be eligible for EU funding.
ČEPS Investment Plan contains projects meeting conditions stipulated in Article 4 of the Regulation, i.e. requirements on safe and reliable operation of the Czech transmission system as well as contribution to the fulfilment of European targets concerning safe operation of the whole interconnected system. The Projects listed below have been evaluated within the Ten-Year Network Development Plan ("TYNDP") by "ENTSO-E" based on the published methodology on benefits evaluation. Following the benefits achieved, the Projects were listed to Projects of Common Interest presented in the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 1391/2013 amending Regulation No. 347/2013.
Should you have any queries on Projects of Common Interest, do not hesitate to contact us. PCI Contact Person: Barbora Peterová, ČEPS Spokesperson, +420 211 044 827