Dear Ms Douo


I received your request regarding information on the identification of Projects of Common Interests and in particular the inclusion of PCIs 7.1.1, 7.1.3 and 7.1.6, part of the Southern Gas Corridor.


Please note that the PCI identification is based on the outcome of the project specific Cost-Benefit Assessment (CBA) performed by ENTSOG on behalf of project promoters. The results of the CBA were used by the Regional Groups to check project candidates' contribution to the criteria laid out in the Regulation 347/2013 (Art 4).

These results you can find in Annex A of the TYNDP posted on ENTSOG's website:


In particular the following worksheets provide information on projects' contribution to policy criteria from the TEN-E regulation:

Worksheet "Expected Benefits"

Worksheet "Comments" and in particular the column "Benefit Comments"

Worksheet "Project Navigation"


PCI 7.1.1 – namely combination of Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP), expansion of the Southern Caucasus Pipeline (SCP-F(X))  and Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) can be found under the TYNDP codes TRA-N-339 (TCP), TRA-F-395 (SCP-F(X)) and  TRA-F-221 for TANAP.

PCI 7.1.3 – namely Trans Adriatic Pipeline has the TYNDP code TRA-F-051

PCI 7.1.6 i.e. Metering and Regulating Stations for the connection of the Greek transmission system with TAP has the code TRA-N-512.


For the assessment of individual PCI candidates the Regional Groups used a specific methodology developed by Joint Research Centre. Please find the outline of the methodology attached (in the form of slides as well as a compendium). I also enclose slides providing basic information about project candidates that asked for PCI status as part of the Southern Gas Corridor.


Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any further information regarding our Southern Gas Corridor projects.


Best regards




Milosz MOMOT

Policy Coordinator

European Commission

DG Energy

Unit B1 Networks & Regional Initiatives


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Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 3:50 PM

To: 'Myriam Douo'

Subject: RE: access to documents request - Information about the dur diligence on some PCI projects --- Ref. Gestdem 2016/7099


Dear Madam,


Thank you for your e-mail dated 16/12/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 16/12/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/7099.


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 16/01/2017.


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


Yours faithfully,


Carlos Remis



Berl. 05/315



-----Original Message-----

From: Myriam Douo [mailto:ask+[email address]]

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 2:20 PM


Subject: access to documents request - Information about the dur diligence on some PCI projects


Dear DG Energy,


Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents (including emails), agendas, minutes of meetings, attendance list and any other relevant document regarding the addition of projects 7.1.1, 7.1.3 and 7.1.6. to the list of projects of common interest (PCI). More specifically, the assessment of whether those projects fulfil the criteria laid out in articles 4 and 5 of Regulation 347/2013.


Yours faithfully,


Myriam Douo

Friends of the Earth Europe

Mundo B Building

Rue D'Edimbourg 26

1050 Brussels,





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