PECI selection process 2024

Following the adoption of the revised TEN-E Regulation in the Energy Community in December 2023, a new selection process for PECI projects started in February 2024. Expected to be finished by autumn 2024, this ongoing process will result in a preliminary list of Projects of Energy Community (PECI) interest. The list will be tabled for approval at the Ministerial Council meeting in December 2024.

The selection process was kicked off with a call for project nominations. The call closed in March 2024. As a next step, all nominated projects will undergo thorough pre-selection and evaluation, guided by the criteria outlined in the revised TEN-E Regulation. This criteria is written down in Article 4, including Annexes II and IV. 

  • Selection process timeline

    Selection process timeline

    Jan 2024

    Secretariat procures and selects a consultant: EIHP, Croatia.

    Feb 2024

    Secretariat holds a kick-off meeting with EIHP.

    26 Feb 2024

    Call for project nominations period begins, closed end of March.

    1 Mar 2024

    EIHP delivers Inception Report.

    mid Apr 2024

    Country-specific data collection completed.

    19 Apr 2024

    Secretariat conducts a public consultation, followed by data and scenario
    finalisation (due by early May).

    22 Apr 2024

    EIHP to deliver Data validation and scenario Report

    14 May 2024

    EIHP to compile Analysis techniques’ guidance document

    15 May 2024

    3rd PECI Groups’ meeting

    16 May 2024

    Project assessment period begins, due by mid June.

    19 June 2024

    4th PECI Groups meeting

    19 June 2024

    Decision on the draft preliminary PECI list.

    1 Jul 2024

    EIHP to deliver its Final Report.

    Jul 2024

    Secretariat coordinates consultation with the ECRB.

    Oct 2024

    European Commission provides the Ministerial Council a proposal.

    12 Dec 2024

    The Ministerial Council adopts the new list of PECI projects.

  • 2024 PECI Groups members

    2024 PECI Groups Members

    The nominated projects will be evaluated by two Groups, consisting of representatives of:

    • the Contracting Party ministries and national regulatory authorities;
    • gas and electricity transmission system operators (TSOs);
    • the European Commission;
    • the Energy Community Secretariat;
    • the Energy Community Regulatory Board;
    • the ECDSO-E entity;
    • the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) or gas (ENTSOG).

    All nominated projects will undergo thorough pre-selection and evaluation, guided by the criteria outlined in the revised TEN-E Regulation. This criteria is written down in Article 4, including Annexes II and IV.

    The two groups will collaboratively curate a preliminary list of PECI projects by the end of June 2024. The process is expected to be completed in December 2024, when the 2024 Ministerial Council adopts the final PECI list. 

     

  • Eligible infrastructure criteria

    Eligible electricity-related infrastructure category criteria

    In the area of electricity-related infrastructure, the nominated projects will be evaluated against the following eligible infrastructure category criteria1

    (a)    high and extra-high voltage overhead transmission lines and underground and submarine transmission cables;

     (b)  any equipment or installation falling under the energy infrastructure category referred to in point (a) enabling transmission of offshore renewable electricity from the offshore generation sites;

    (c)    energy storage facilities;

    (d)   any equipment or installation essential for the systems referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) to operate safely, securely and efficiently, including protection, monitoring and control systems at all voltage levels and substations;

    (e)    smart electricity grids;

    (f)    any equipment or installation falling under the energy infrastructure category referred to in point (a) having dual functionality: interconnection and offshore grid connection system from the offshore renewable generation sites.
     

    Eligible gas-related infrastructure

    In the area of gas-related infrastructure, the nominated projects will be evaluated against the following eligible infrastructure category criteria1:

    (a)    smart gas grids;

    (b)   hydrogen-based technologies;

    (c)    electrolyser facilities;

    (d)   carbon dioxide projects.

    For additional conditions please resort to Annex II of the revised TEN-E Regulation.