Commission, France, Portugal and Spain set up High Level Group to break energy barriers
EU News 160/2015
Luxembourg, 15 June 2015
A well-connected energy market is vital for creating an Energy Union that will ensure secure, affordable and sustainable energy for all EU citizens and businesses.
Building missing cross-border links between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of the EU energy market is therefore a priority for the European Commission, which has set up today a new High Level Group to drive forward key energy infrastructure projects in South-West Europe.
The High Level Group will deal with both gas and electricity infrastructure. It will ensure regular monitoring and provide technical assistance to the Member States.
To support the work of this Group, the Commission has launched two studies on the benefits, costs and the technical possibilities for further electricity and gas interconnections between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe. The results of the electricity study will be presented in the autumn. The results of the gas study will be available in December 2015.
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