European energy strategy implementation through Projects ofCommon Interest: A challenge for Project Management

  1. Nestor Goicoechea 1
  2. Olatz Etxaniz 1
  3. Inaki Zuazo 1
  4. Rikardo Minguez 1
  5. Jose Ramón Otegi 1
  1. 1 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España


Research & Education in Project Management. REPM 2018 Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Researchand Education in Project Management
  1. Jose Ramón Otegi (ed. lit.)
  2. Nerea Toledo (ed. lit.)
  3. Ianire Taboada (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO)

ISBN: 978-84-697-9972-7

Year of publication: 2018

Pages: 68-72

Type: Book chapter


In the process of European unification, there is a need to draw up a common energy strategy that affectsthe electricity system in terms of both infrastructure and generation. The action lines of this strategy area reduction in emissions, an increase in renewable energies, energy efficiency and the avoidance ofelectricity islands. To this end, 173 projects have been identified as projects of common interest. Theseprojects are of special treatment.This working paper presents the complexity of the implementation of these projects, which are managedby two member states coordinated by European guidelines. Although these projects are clearly identifiedas strategic projects the quantitative treatment of their socio-economic management according to thebenefit in the strategic objective is complex. The main players are electrical regulators, industry sectors,citizens and the electricity market. At this point the Trans-European Energy Networks regulation plays animportant role in regulators' efforts to fund projects through electricity grid tariffs.