EU Energy Policy

CESEC countries pledge to boost power infrastructure

Central and Southeast European countries have agreed to boost investment in power interconnectors and renewables in an effort to improve security of supply Central and Southeast European countries have agreed to boost investment in power interconnectors and renewables in an effort to improve security of supply.
By Andreas Walstad 2 October 2017 0 27804
southern gas corridor launch Launch of the Southern Gas Corridor. (Bulgarian President’s Office)

A number of countries in Central and Southeastern Europe have pledged to boost investment in electricity infrastructure to strengthen security of supply in both gas and power. 

Seventeen countries in the EU-backed Central and South-Eastern European Energy Connectivity (CESEC) group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Bucharest on Thursday to boost interconnectivity and exploit the potential for renewables and energy efficiency. 

The CESEC group was established after the cancellation of the South Stream pipeline project, when the focus moved from megaprojects to small-scale infrastructure and cross-border...