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News article14 March 2022European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

CEF Energy: new call for cross-border renewable energy projects to obtain the status

CEF Energy -  Call CB RES

As announced in previous communications, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy programme for the 2021-2027 period has been extended with a cross-border renewable energy window that will contribute to meet EU decarbonisation targets by optimising national efforts for deployment of renewable energy.

Following a first call for proposals to support preparatory studies for cross-border renewable energy projects, the European Commission has, with the support of CINEA, launched a call to obtain the status of cross-border renewable energy projects (CB RES status) and therefore enter a list of projects eligible for CEF funding (CB RES list).

This call is particularly important because having the official CB RES status is a requirement to be eligible for financial support under the CEF Energy Programme, and it could provide further benefits such as higher visibility, increased investor certainty, and stronger support from EU countries.

The type of projects expected for the call are projects promoting cross-border cooperation in the renewable energy sector, either between EU countries or between EU countries and non EU countries. The call also covers projects facilitating renewable energy sources integration through energy storage facilities and which contribute both to the strategic uptake of innovative renewables technologies and to the EU’s long term decarbonisation strategy.

Promoters of candidate projects for the CB RES status can participate in the call by submitting an application via EU SURVEY until 10 May 2022.

More information

To know more about the call for the CB RES status visit the specific webpage.

In addition, you can watch the recording of the virtual info day organised by CINEA on 10 March, and/or check the presentations, where all the details of the call where explained, as well as the policy context, the application and the evaluation process.