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WindEurope feedback to the inception impact assessment on the revision of the guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E)

WindEurope welcomes the European Commission’s feedback period on the inception impact assessment for the revision of the guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E). Our 8 key recommendations are the following:

Long-term vision

  1. Revise the TEN-E regulation making sure that it is fully in line with the EU’s 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation commitments;
  2. Align the TEN-E revision with a revised Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) governance;

Scope

  1. Include a category for offshore hybrid projects;
  2. Increase the deployment of smart grids and smart sector integration;
  3. Ensure the TEN-E revision includes clear eligibility criteria for renewable gases and gas infrastructure repurposing/retrofitting;

Implementation

  1. Further simplify permitting procedures;
  2. Ensure ex-post monitoring of selected projects;

Financing

  1. Align the TEN-E revision with EU financing mechanisms.

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