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Call: First CEF Energy Call

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Programme
Acronym CEF
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Connecting Europe Facility"
The CEF shall enable projects of common interest to be prepared and implemented within the framework of the transeuropean networks policy in the sectors of transport, telecommunications and energy. In particular, the CEF shall support the implementation of those projects of common interest which aim at the development and construction of new infrastructures and services, or at the upgrading of existing infrastructures and services, in the three sectors.
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Description of programme
"CEF - Energy"

In the energy sector, the CEF shall support projects of common interest that pursue one or more of the following objectives:

  • increasing competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders.
  • enhancing the Union's security of energy supply.
  • contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by the integration of energy from renewable sources into the transmission network, and by the development of smart energy networks and carbon dioxide networks.
Call
First CEF Energy Call
Description of call
"First CEF Energy Call"

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.

It is expected that the financial assistance contributes to the further development and implementation of projects of common interest in electricity and gas, helping to achieve the broader energy policy objectives of:

  • increasing competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders;
  • enhancing the Union security of energy supply, and
  • 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. 
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Thematic Focus Energy, Sustainability, Telecommunication, Transport, Traffic, Competitiveness
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants International Organization, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Public Services
Applicant details

Only those proposals submitted by one of the following types of applicants are eligible: 

  • One or more Member States; 
  • With the agreement of the Member States concerned, international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States. 
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Single or multi-applicant proposals are possible. 

Recurring Call unknown
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

The indicative amount to be allocated on the basis of this call for proposals to projects of common interest in the field of trans-European energy infrastructure is € 200 million.

The maximum co-financing rates of EU financial assistance to be granted under this call for proposals shall not exceed 50% of the eligible costs of studies and/or works. The funding rates may be increased to maximum of 75% for actions which, provide a high degree of regional or EU-wide security of supply, strengthen the solidarity of the EU or comprise highly innovative solutions.

Submission

Practical information on this call for proposals and the evaluation process is detailed in the Guide for Applicants, which is available together with the application forms and other relevant documents on the call page, accessible at the following link:

https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/connecting-europe-facility/cef-energy/calls/2016-cef-energy-firstcalls-proposals 

Proposals must be submitted electronically using the TENtec eSubmission module at the following link: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/tentec/grant/esubmission/. 

Any additional specific questions related to this call may be addressed to the email of the call helpdesk: INEA-CEF-Energy-calls@ec.europa.eu. 

Contact Details Directorat C of INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency)
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