2020 CEF Energy Call for Proposals

This call for proposals aims to enable projects of common interest to be prepared and implemented within the framework of the trans-European networks policy in the energy sector. In particular, the call shall contribute to supporting energy infrastructure projects of common interest that have significant societal benefits and that ensure greater solidarity among Member States, but which do not receive adequate financing from the market. Special focus shall be placed on the efficient use of public investment. Furthermore, this call for proposals takes into consideration the European Green Deal objectives, namely that energy infrastructure is a key enabler for the transition to climate neutrality.

The 2020 CEF Energy call for proposals will finance projects of common interest geared at the following objectives:

  • Ending energy isolation,
  • Increasing competitiveness by promoting the integration on the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders,
  • Enhancing the Union's security of supply,
  • Integrating energy from renewable sources and developing smart energy networks,
  • Eliminating energy bottlenecks,
  • Completion of the internal energy market,
  • Contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by the integration of energy from renewable sources and by the development of smart energy networks and cross-border carbon dioxide networks,
  • Providing other benefits, e.g. in relation to the European "Green Deal" objectives.

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