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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

Energy Infrastructure: Projects of Common Interest (CEF Energy)

Supporting sustainable energy infrastructure projects

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), set up in 2013 on the basis of the TEN-E Regulation as a key EU funding instrument in the sector of energy, helps to bridge the gap between the socioeconomic value at regional/European level (such as security of supply, innovation and solidarity) and the commercial viability of projects through the regulatory framework.

The revised TEN-E Regulation expected to come into force in June 2022 fully aligns the policy framework with the European Green Deal and reflects implementation experience gained since 2013. The revised TEN-E Regulation with 11 priority corridors and 3 priority thematic areas to further develop and interconnect energy networks in Europe will make a key contribution to the energy transition. It will cover new infrastructure categories eligible for EU support such as offshore electricity grids, hydrogen infrastructure and smart grids in electricity and gas.

Since its start, CEF Energy has funded 149 actions contributing to the improvement of 107 PCIs with a total financial support of €4.7 billion. So far, 96 actions have been successfully completed and 48 actions are ongoing (others terminated). These figures highlight how CEF Energy has enabled the implementation of key energy infrastructure projects, in particular cross-border electricity and gas interconnections.

About CEF Energy Infrastructure


Learn about the programme and how it will help build the energy infrastructure of the future

5th PCI List

Check the current PCI list, adopted in 2021 gathering key cross-border energy infrastructure projects for building a more integrated and resilient EU internal energy market

Selected proposals - Call 2022

Check the proposals selected for grants in the field of the trans-European energy infrastructure under the call launched on 18 May 2022.

Looking for funding? Check the call for proposals

You are a beneficiary - Manage your project


Find the answers to the most recurrent questions about your project