Key decision makers involved in planning, developing and financing energy infrastructure, policy makers, energy regulators, network operators and financing institutions will gather in Brussels for a workshop on ensuring supply and competitiveness through energy infrastructure connectivity.
The workshop will take place on Friday, 11 December, back-to-back with the meeting of the Eastern Partnership Platform 3 on Energy Security, and will feature speakers from DG NEAR and INOGATE, as well as Country Coordinators who will present the perspectives of Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
The workshop will discuss current EU practices in developing a new energy interconnection infrastructure within the framework of the EU’s own goals for 10% interconnectivity by the year 2020. The speakers from INOGATE Partner Countries will share their own good examples, present their existing procedures and tools and identify and discuss the main hurdles that must be overcome for interconnecting their energy supplies.
INOGATE is an EU-funded programme promoting international energy co-operation between the European Union and the Partner Countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. It works to support the EU policy frameworks of the Baku Initiative, the Eastern Partnership – Energy Security Platform and the Energy Community. (EU Neighbourhood Info Centre)
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