The EU is facing huge challenges in the coming years when it comes to energy supply and transmission. Demand for energy transmission is affected by changes in energy markets such as increased market competition, security of supply and increased demand for renewable energy in line with increasing focus on climate change and the 20/20 in 2020 policy. For this purpose Ramboll's Studies & Planning department prepared a report on the subject of natural gas, legislation and monitoring.
The overall purpose of the report was to revise the new TEN-E guidelines which are tools used by the EU to help to facilitate and promote energy infrastructure projects that are of high importance to the EU. The report analysed the future requirements of the EU energy markets in terms of natural gas and electricity.
For Ramboll the report entailed work and analysis in the following areas:
- Ensuring of timely and adequate infrastructure within the EU
- Various stakeholders involved in energy transmission in the EU
- Lifecycle of projects
- Supply and demand requirements as well as capacity constraints until 2030
- Infrastructure projects in accordance with how well they facilitate the EU requirements in terms of security of supply, market development and renewal
- Suggestions and recommendation for prioritizing of projects