Import increasingly contributes to energy consumption of EU27. According to the commonly accepted energy outlooks in 2030 about 70 % of the European energy needs will be met by primary (and non renewable) sources originating from foreign areas, some of which are very remote and geopolitically unstable. A relevant issue involves the reliability of the infrastructures (for extraction, primary processing and transport to EU), as far as likely accidents and terrorist attacks are concerned. In addition to the import of primary sources, also the import of electricity will be relevant as many new interconnections are at several stages of design and implementation.
The main goal of the project is to build tools suitable for EU27 energy import scenario analyses, able to take into account at the same time the technical, economical and environmental aspects of the main energy corridors, for all energy commodities and infrastructures.