Ref. Ares(2018)5389783 - 19/10/2018
Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:33 PM To:
ENAGAS: Presentation on CRE's consultation on 2018
Objet: ENAGAS: Presentation on CRE's consultation on 2018
I am contacting you in relation to a matter of great concern to Iberian stakeholders: the
proposed cancellation of the ERIDAN project recently proposed by the CRE, which has
cross-border implications. The subsidies granted to the project under the Recovery Plan
and its relationship with the PCI process, make this decision of particular interest to your
Please find attached for your information an explanatory presentation of the plans submitted
to public consultation by CRE. The consultation is open until 21 March 2014 and Enagás will
submit a non-confidential response on Friday.
In summary, the cancellation of the ERIDAN Project would make it very difficult in the
future increasing the interconnection capacity between France and Spain, since it is required
for ensuring a bidirectional flow for new interconnection capacities. The solution envisaged
by CRE is apparently cheaper but neither sufficient from the point of view of the internal
energy market, nor entirely equivalent from the point of view of France (less linepack,
impossibility to create new entry capacities in the South of France e.g. in Fos, …).
We believe that it is legitimate to ask for a debate at European level, at least with Spanish
stakeholders (authorities and TSO in particular) given that this is a last-minute change of
plans, cancelling a project that had been announced as FID almost three years ago, which has
influenced many other processes as the elaboration of the 2013-2022 TYNDP, and the
selection of PCIs (ERIDAN is not a PCI itself because it had an FID status); moreover, it has
received EC funds for
Additionally, further measures with the potential effect of segmenting the capacity at the
North-South link within France are proposed. We fear that the number of measures already
adopted and the ones proposed in this consultation, and in the previous consultation on 2015
which closed last week, may grant privileged access to some users to the detriment of other.
Some of the measures are contrary to Regulation 984/2013, but it is only applicable from 1st
Please do not hesitate contacting me for any further clarification or information you should
Regulatory Development Manager
Pº de los Olmos 19 - 28005 Madrid
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