MidCat 2015

Belen Balanya made this access to documents request to Energy

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From: Belen Balanya

Delivered

Dear Energy,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

- all correspondence (including email) between 1st January 2015 and 1st January 2016 between the Commissioner for Energy and/or his cabinet and/or officials and representatives of DG Energy on one hand and representatives from the gas industry, in which the issue of the MidCat project was addressed.

- list of meetings (between 1st January 2015 and 1st January 2016) between officials and representatives of DG energy on one hand and representatives from the gas industry, in which the issue of the MidCat project was addressed.

- minutes of the meetings mentioned above

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.
At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

To the extent possible, we prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Corporate Europe Observatory, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

Thank you for your assistance.

Belen Balanya
CEO
Rue d’Édimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels

Yours faithfully,

Belen Balanya

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 06/04/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 06/04/2017 under reference number GestDem 2017/2151.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 03/05/2017.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Mrs Balanya,

 

Your application for access to documents, registered under the above
mentioned reference number, is currently being handled. However, we are
not in a position to complete the handling of your application within the
time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 03/05/2017.

 

An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the documents requested.

 

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 29/05/2017.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS Team
 
European Commission
DG ENER
Unit A.1

DM24 08/046
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 298 17 47

 

 

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Attachment GRTgaz answer on an EU Strategy for LNG and gas storage 28092015.pdf
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Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

I refer to your Access to documents request below registered as Gestdem
2017/2151.

In view of the above, please find attached the correspondence identified
by the Directorate General for Energy as falling within the scope of your
request with the personal data removed (blackened).

 

I would like to underline that in 2015, the High Level Group for
Interconnections in South-West Europe has been set following the Madrid
Declaration signed by President of France, Prime Minister of Spain and
Portugal and the President of the European Commission. Therefore, meetings
took place at the following dates: 15 April,18 May, 04 September, 16
October, 25 November.

The High Level Group met regularly to discuss and agree on the Memorandum
of Understanding and on the first progress report, which you can find
online at:

[1]https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/in....

In the context of the High Level Group, the Director General for Energy
also met on 05/01/2015 Thierry Trouvé, CEO of GRTgaz and on 23/11/2015,
Mr. Folgado Blanco, CEO of Redlectrica.

Also in the context of the High Level Group, the Commission launched a
study on the benefits of additional gas interconnection between the
Iberian Peninsula and the internal energy market. The study was performed
by Ramboll and the results of the study are attached.

We have also identified another study and we are still waiting for the
approval of those who drafted it so as to be able to disclose it, in line
with the requirements of the Regulation 1049/2001. We will send it to you
as soon as possible.

 

In addition, the second list of projects of common interests has been
adopted in 2015. Therefore, the regional group North- South
Interconnections in Western Europe met several times to discus and agree
on the regional list of projects of common interest, in presence of the
project promoters. Midcat was an a project candidate and became a project
of common interest. Meetings took place on the following dates: 2 March,
31 March, 27 April and 14 September. These meetings are open to
stakeholders. I copy here the minutes of the NSI West gas meeting of 2^nd
of March. No other formal minutes have been established. You can also find
an exchange of emails between the European Commission and Elengy regarding
the projects of common interests.

 

Last but not least, in 2015, the Commission launched a public consultation
on LNG and storage. Grtgaz, Engie and Total sent answers to this public
consultation. You can find the answers received attached to this email.

 

 

Disclaimer:

Please note that the Commission internal correspondence attached is
composed of preliminary drafts which do not reflect the position of the
Commission. They cannot be quoted as reflecting the Commission's position
and cannot be reproduced or disseminated for commercial purposes without
prior consent given by the Commission.

 

Best,

Adina Crisan

 

 

Adina Crisan

Policy Coordinator

 

European Commission

DG Energy 

Rue de Mot, 24

+32 2 2957377

[2][email address]

 

 

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Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

As promised, please find attached the additional element I was referring
to.

 

Best,

Adina Crisan

 

 

 

Adina Crisan

Policy Coordinator

 

European Commission

DG Energy 

Rue de Mot, 24

+32 2 2957377

[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: CRISAN-REVOL Adina (ENER)
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 2:26 PM
To: '[FOI #4163 email]'
Cc: ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS; SIKOW-MAGNY Catharina (ENER); ENER B1
SECRETARIAT
Subject: RE: access to documents request - MidCat 2015 --- Ref. Gestdem
2017/2151

 

Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

I refer to your Access to documents request below registered as Gestdem
2017/2151.

In view of the above, please find attached the correspondence identified
by the Directorate General for Energy as falling within the scope of your
request with the personal data removed (blackened).

 

I would like to underline that in 2015, the High Level Group for
Interconnections in South-West Europe has been set following the Madrid
Declaration signed by President of France, Prime Minister of Spain and
Portugal and the President of the European Commission. Therefore, meetings
took place at the following dates: 15 April,18 May, 04 September, 16
October, 25 November.

The High Level Group met regularly to discuss and agree on the Memorandum
of Understanding and on the first progress report, which you can find
online at:

[1]https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/in....

In the context of the High Level Group, the Director General for Energy
also met on 05/01/2015 Thierry Trouvé, CEO of GRTgaz and on 23/11/2015,
Mr. Folgado Blanco, CEO of Redlectrica.

Also in the context of the High Level Group, the Commission launched a
study on the benefits of additional gas interconnection between the
Iberian Peninsula and the internal energy market. The study was performed
by Ramboll and the results of the study are attached.

We have also identified another study and we are still waiting for the
approval of those who drafted it so as to be able to disclose it, in line
with the requirements of the Regulation 1049/2001. We will send it to you
as soon as possible.

 

In addition, the second list of projects of common interests has been
adopted in 2015. Therefore, the regional group North- South
Interconnections in Western Europe met several times to discus and agree
on the regional list of projects of common interest, in presence of the
project promoters. Midcat was an a project candidate and became a project
of common interest. Meetings took place on the following dates: 2 March,
31 March, 27 April and 14 September. These meetings are open to
stakeholders. I copy here the minutes of the NSI West gas meeting of 2^nd
of March. No other formal minutes have been established. You can also find
an exchange of emails between the European Commission and Elengy regarding
the projects of common interests.

 

Last but not least, in 2015, the Commission launched a public consultation
on LNG and storage. Grtgaz, Engie and Total sent answers to this public
consultation. You can find the answers received attached to this email.

 

 

Disclaimer:

Please note that the Commission internal correspondence attached is
composed of preliminary drafts which do not reflect the position of the
Commission. They cannot be quoted as reflecting the Commission's position
and cannot be reproduced or disseminated for commercial purposes without
prior consent given by the Commission.

 

Best,

Adina Crisan

 

 

Adina Crisan

Policy Coordinator

 

European Commission

DG Energy 

Rue de Mot, 24

+32 2 2957377

[2][email address]

 

 

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Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

As a follow-up to your request, please find attached additional
correspondence identified by the Directorate General for Energy as falling
within the scope of your request with the personal data removed
(blackened).

 

Best,

Adina Crisan

 

 

Adina Crisan

Policy Coordinator

 

European Commission

DG Energy 

Rue de Mot, 24

+32 2 2957377

[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

From: CRISAN-REVOL Adina (ENER)
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2017 4:03 PM
To: '[FOI #4163 email]'
Cc: ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS; SIKOW-MAGNY Catharina (ENER); ENER B1
SECRETARIAT
Subject: RE: access to documents request - MidCat 2015 --- Ref. Gestdem
2017/2151

 

Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

As promised, please find attached the additional element I was referring
to.

 

Best,

Adina Crisan

 

 

 

Adina Crisan

Policy Coordinator

 

European Commission

DG Energy 

Rue de Mot, 24

+32 2 2957377

[1][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: CRISAN-REVOL Adina (ENER)
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 2:26 PM
To: '[FOI #4163 email]'
Cc: ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS; SIKOW-MAGNY Catharina (ENER); ENER B1
SECRETARIAT
Subject: RE: access to documents request - MidCat 2015 --- Ref. Gestdem
2017/2151

 

Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

I refer to your Access to documents request below registered as Gestdem
2017/2151.

In view of the above, please find attached the correspondence identified
by the Directorate General for Energy as falling within the scope of your
request with the personal data removed (blackened).

 

I would like to underline that in 2015, the High Level Group for
Interconnections in South-West Europe has been set following the Madrid
Declaration signed by President of France, Prime Minister of Spain and
Portugal and the President of the European Commission. Therefore, meetings
took place at the following dates: 15 April,18 May, 04 September, 16
October, 25 November.

The High Level Group met regularly to discuss and agree on the Memorandum
of Understanding and on the first progress report, which you can find
online at:

[2]https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/in....

In the context of the High Level Group, the Director General for Energy
also met on 05/01/2015 Thierry Trouvé, CEO of GRTgaz and on 23/11/2015,
Mr. Folgado Blanco, CEO of Redlectrica.

Also in the context of the High Level Group, the Commission launched a
study on the benefits of additional gas interconnection between the
Iberian Peninsula and the internal energy market. The study was performed
by Ramboll and the results of the study are attached.

We have also identified another study and we are still waiting for the
approval of those who drafted it so as to be able to disclose it, in line
with the requirements of the Regulation 1049/2001. We will send it to you
as soon as possible.

 

In addition, the second list of projects of common interests has been
adopted in 2015. Therefore, the regional group North- South
Interconnections in Western Europe met several times to discus and agree
on the regional list of projects of common interest, in presence of the
project promoters. Midcat was an a project candidate and became a project
of common interest. Meetings took place on the following dates: 2 March,
31 March, 27 April and 14 September. These meetings are open to
stakeholders. I copy here the minutes of the NSI West gas meeting of 2^nd
of March. No other formal minutes have been established. You can also find
an exchange of emails between the European Commission and Elengy regarding
the projects of common interests.

 

Last but not least, in 2015, the Commission launched a public consultation
on LNG and storage. Grtgaz, Engie and Total sent answers to this public
consultation. You can find the answers received attached to this email.

 

 

Disclaimer:

Please note that the Commission internal correspondence attached is
composed of preliminary drafts which do not reflect the position of the
Commission. They cannot be quoted as reflecting the Commission's position
and cannot be reproduced or disseminated for commercial purposes without
prior consent given by the Commission.

 

Best,

Adina Crisan

 

 

Adina Crisan

Policy Coordinator

 

European Commission

DG Energy 

Rue de Mot, 24

+32 2 2957377

[3][email address]

 

 

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Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

I refer to your Access to documents request below registered as Gestdem
2017/2151.

When tapping my name on google, the email I sent you – see below- is
disclosed with my signature and name.

I would very much appreciate if you take out my name as I am not a public
person.

I copy here the link.

 

[1]https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/midc...

 

Thank you very much.

 

Best,

Adina Crisan

 

 

From: CRISAN-REVOL Adina (ENER)
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 2:26 PM
To: '[FOI #4163 email]'
Cc: ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS; SIKOW-MAGNY Catharina (ENER); ENER B1
SECRETARIAT
Subject: RE: access to documents request - MidCat 2015 --- Ref. Gestdem
2017/2151

 

Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

I refer to your Access to documents request below registered as Gestdem
2017/2151.

In view of the above, please find attached the correspondence identified
by the Directorate General for Energy as falling within the scope of your
request with the personal data removed (blackened).

 

I would like to underline that in 2015, the High Level Group for
Interconnections in South-West Europe has been set following the Madrid
Declaration signed by President of France, Prime Minister of Spain and
Portugal and the President of the European Commission. Therefore, meetings
took place at the following dates: 15 April,18 May, 04 September, 16
October, 25 November.

The High Level Group met regularly to discuss and agree on the Memorandum
of Understanding and on the first progress report, which you can find
online at:

[2]https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/in....

In the context of the High Level Group, the Director General for Energy
also met on 05/01/2015 Thierry Trouvé, CEO of GRTgaz and on 23/11/2015,
Mr. Folgado Blanco, CEO of Redlectrica.

Also in the context of the High Level Group, the Commission launched a
study on the benefits of additional gas interconnection between the
Iberian Peninsula and the internal energy market. The study was performed
by Ramboll and the results of the study are attached.

We have also identified another study and we are still waiting for the
approval of those who drafted it so as to be able to disclose it, in line
with the requirements of the Regulation 1049/2001. We will send it to you
as soon as possible.

 

In addition, the second list of projects of common interests has been
adopted in 2015. Therefore, the regional group North- South
Interconnections in Western Europe met several times to discus and agree
on the regional list of projects of common interest, in presence of the
project promoters. Midcat was an a project candidate and became a project
of common interest. Meetings took place on the following dates: 2 March,
31 March, 27 April and 14 September. These meetings are open to
stakeholders. I copy here the minutes of the NSI West gas meeting of 2^nd
of March. No other formal minutes have been established. You can also find
an exchange of emails between the European Commission and Elengy regarding
the projects of common interests.

 

Last but not least, in 2015, the Commission launched a public consultation
on LNG and storage. Grtgaz, Engie and Total sent answers to this public
consultation. You can find the answers received attached to this email.

 

 

Disclaimer:

Please note that the Commission internal correspondence attached is
composed of preliminary drafts which do not reflect the position of the
Commission. They cannot be quoted as reflecting the Commission's position
and cannot be reproduced or disseminated for commercial purposes without
prior consent given by the Commission.

 

Best,

Adina Crisan

 

 

Adina Crisan

Policy Coordinator

 

European Commission

DG Energy 

Rue de Mot, 24

+32 2 2957377

[3][email address]

 

 

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