The requirement to promote regional cooperation is enshrined in EU Directive 2009/73/EC and further detailed by EU Gas Regulation (EC) 715/2009, which requires European TSOs to publish Gas Regional Investment Plans (GRIPs) on a biennial basis.
Based on an analysis of transmission system interconnections and operation, as well as infrastructure development needs, the ENTSOG TSOs agreed on six regional groupings, in some cases overlapping, to develop the first GRIPS.
Six Regional Groupings:
For further information, please contact:
Louis Watine - Deputy Director, System Development