CEF Energy

For whom?

Ambitious companies, researchers and governments

For what?

Projects for a stronger and sustainable Europe

Budget 2021 – 2027

€ 5.83 billion

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Strengthening Europe’s energy sector requires major investments. The current infrastructure is not capable of meeting future demand, guaranteeing security of supply and supporting large-scale supplies of energy from renewable sources. CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) Energy therefore invests in upgrading existing and developing new infrastructures for a powerful energy network in Europe.

CEF Energy 2021-2027

The total budget for CEF 2021 – 2027 is approximately € 33.71 billion. Of this, € 5.83 billion will go to CEF Energy (2021 – 2027) to improve Europe’s energy infrastructure. The CEF Energy call in 2023 is open from April to September 2023. To be eligible, your project must already be on the list for Projects of Common Interest (PCI).

CEF Energy: Cross-Border Renewable Energy Sources

CEF Energy CB RES stems from the goals set in REDII, REPowerEU and the CEF Regulation and is part of this CEF grant program. Cross-border projects aimed at realizing infrastructure for the generation and transport of sustainable energy from renewable sources are eligible for this grant. Energy storage, grid connections and IT systems are also eligible if they are an integral part of the project and have proven added value. It is important that projects demonstrate, through international cooperation, that the project saves costs compared to similar projects implemented in a single member state. The CB RES call opens every year.

Projects of Common Interest (PCI)

To be eligible for CEF Energy, a project must be on the European list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). A project must, among other things, contribute to European energy objectives, increase competition and have a significant impact on the market of at least two European countries.

CEF Energy call 2023

Since 18 April 2023, the European Commission has opened a new call for proposals for CEF Energy. The call, named CEF2 Energy – Projects of Common Interest 2023, is available for both ‘studies’ and ‘works’. This call for proposals has a budget of € 750 million available and the deadline for submission is 5 September 2023.

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