BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 17. The European Commission considers the recently revised Trans‑European Networks for Energy (TENE) regulation which is expected to enter into force by June 2022 an up-to-date tool for better connecting Member States’ energy networks to enhance security of supply and market integration while contributing to climate neutrality, said the EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, Trend reports.
“It does not envisage reassessing the Regulation. Between now and the end of 2022, the effective implementation of the TEN-E policy is expected to have enabled the completion of several important Projects of Common Interest, such as the gas interconnector Poland - Lithuania (the GIPL pipeline), the Denmark – Poland interconnector (Baltic Pipe), and the Greece - Bulgaria pipeline (IGB),” she said.
Simson noted that as requested by the Council, the Commission will propose a RePowerEU plan to phase out EU dependence on fossil fuels from Russia well before 2030.
“The Plan will include several measures, such as actions to diversify our supplies and routes, including using liquified natural gas (LNG) and the development of biogas, as well as work to complete and improve the interconnection of European gas and electricity networks. As part of the preparatory work, the Commission is assessing whether additional measures and investments are needed in hydrogen-ready gas infrastructure and interconnections to overcome bottlenecks to the full use of the EU’s LNG capacity,” the commissioner explained.
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