Electricity Interconnection Target (Communication)

The European Commission makes suggestions on how to speed up the construction of cross-border power lines. This is intended to implement the "electricity interconnection target", according to which the capacity of cross-border electricity interconnections with other Member States should constitute at least 10% of the domestic electricity generating capacity of every Member State.


The expansion of cross-border electricity infrastructure is vital for a secure, low-carbon electricity supply at affordable prices. Instead of a uniform EU electricity interconnection target of 10%, small Member States should however try to achieve a higher level of interconnection than the larger states.