Connecting Europe

In the new European strategy "Europe 2020", that is defined by the guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (Decision No 1364/2006/EC), one of the priorities is sustainable growth to be achieved by promoting a more resource-efficient, more sustainable and more competitive economy. That strategy put energy infrastructures at the forefront as part of the flagship initiative "Resource efficient Europe", by underlining the need to urgently upgrade Europe’s networks, interconnecting them at the continental level, in particular to integrate renewable energy sources.

The communication from the Commission entitled "Energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond — A Blueprint for an integrated European energy network", followed by the Council conclusions of 28 February 2011 and the European Parliament resolution [4], called for a new energy infrastructure policy to optimise network development at European level for the period up to 2020 and beyond, in order to allow the Union to meet its core energy policy objectives of competitiveness, sustainability and security of supply.

In this context, the European Union has identified specific projects of common interest and corridors of intervention priority from the point of view of infrastructure for transporting energy to ensure integration, while similar identification projects for the non-EU countries joined within the Energy Community will be carried out separately in 2013. Based on the Commission's energy infrastructure package, around €140 billion is needed for the construction of high-voltage electricity transmission systems, storage and smart grid applications. Compared to the period 2000 to 2010, this would result in a 100% increase in the electricity sector compared to the same period before. 

Considering this increasing trend in investing in energy infrastructure and in order to establish strategic partnership with technology providers, investors and project managers, Comsar formed specialized independent division for Transmission and Distribution (T&D).

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