EC adopts list of energy infrastructure projects including transmission and energy storage

Often we are asked - ''well how is all this energy going to get balanced and transferred to where it is needed'', so perhaps in this report from the EC are some of the future answers and opportunities for useful investment.

On October 14th, 2013 the European Commission (EC) adopted a list of 248 key energy infrastructure projects, which it says will help integrate European energy markets and strengthen security of supply by diversifying energy sources.

This includes 140 transmission projects, including international high-voltage direct current (HVDC) links, as well as pumped hydro storage and smart grid projects. “Projects of common interest” will benefit from faster planning, improved regulatory conditions, and may also be eligible for EU funds.

The list must still be approved by the European Parliament and European Council, which has two months to oppose it.

 The full list of projects can be accessed through the EC website.