To be eligible for financial support under the Connecting Europe Facility programme, projects must be identified as Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). Established in 2013, the Union-wide list of PCIs in the energy sector is updated every two years to reflect the latest needs and developments of the internal market. The current list was adopted on 31 October 2019. For more about the process of identifying PCIs, visit this page.
CEF Energy can fund up to 50% of the eligible cost of studies and/or works contributing to PCIs. The funding rates may be increased to a maximum of 75% for actions which, which, based on the evidence referred to in Article 14(2) of the TEN-E Regulation, provide provide a high degree of regional or EU-wide security of supply, strengthen the solidarity of the EU or comprise highly innovative solutions.