📣 #GIEAnnualConference is BACK!

Do you recognise this skyline?
Yes, that's #Riga, Latvia's capital! That's where we will be heading this year.

When? 15-16 June 2023
What? 2⃣ days of debates with the most influential EU #Energy leaders

Your early bird👉http://bit.ly/3Ral9GM

🇫🇷 GIE had the pleasure of welcoming the Delegation from Ecole d’histoire de la Sorbonne to bring some light on what it really means!

@SorbonneParis1

A warm welcome to #Sweden 🇸🇪, which took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union 🇪🇺 in the first six months of 2023. #Gasinfrastructure stands ready to help you deliver your objectives.

#SE2023EU

"Multiple points of view should be considered to ensure an efficient & #sustainable transitional process” Learn why #climate & #diversity are intersecting emergencies with @TorbenBrabo. 

The interview: 👉https://gie.eu/press-corner/united4eu/ 

 #United4EU

How to establish a decarbonised, #sustainable & smart economy with H2?

Follow #EnagásHydrogenDay!
📍19 January ⏰9h30
Learn about the role of Spain as a European hub for #RenewableHydrogen with @enagas.

Follow us online or joins us in Madrid! 🇪🇸
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Who we are

“Aiming to enhance the establishment of a fair and sustainable energy landscape, GIE supports the European institutions and governments in implementing the repowering EU plan. We welcome the leadership changes initiated by the EC and will keep closely monitoring the evolutions of the gas market via the use of our transparency platforms.

Information is a core component of efficient decision-making. Gas market daily updates, with a clear overview of the volumes and flows within European storage sites and LNG facilities can be found on our website. Besides, GIE is constantly engaging with its members across Europe, accessing a helicopter view of the new geopolitical dynamics. GIE will be glad to get in conversation with you on the matter.

Getting ready for next winter is a key priority, but long terms objectives should not be forgotten along the way. Today’s challenges can be overcome with the solutions provided by our infrastructure, in the short and long term, with natural and renewable gases. Besides, we provide the necessary flexibility for the integration of more renewables in our energy system. But it’s only a foretaste of what we can do. It is now all about updating the policy framework to remove the bottlenecks that prevent Europe from delivering its objectives.”

Boyana Achovski, GIE Secretary General

GIE was formally established on 10 March 2005 as a legally independent and non-profit association with official articles of associations. Its Secretariat is based in Brussels (Avenue de Cortenbergh 100). The GIE President is Mr. Torben Brabo.

GIE – Gas Infrastructure Europe – is representing 68 member companies from 27 countries, gathering operators of gas infrastructures across Europe: transmission pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals.

Our DNA

Mission

Effective communication and our engagement in the political decision-making processes enable GIE to strengthen the development of the European gas infrastructure operators. By doing so, we pave the pathway towards a cleaner and more sustainable future for all.

 

GIE’s mission comprise, but it is not limited to:

  • Promoting a safe, reliable and efficient European gas infrastructure system suitable for meeting present and future needs;
  • Promoting the completion of the internal market and the development of a well interconnected, integrated and flexible gas infrastructure system in Europe in order to enhance security of supply, integrate European wholesales markets and ensure the free flow of energy across the borders;
  • Promoting the important role of gas and gas infrastructure in achieving the EU energy policy objectives in a reliable, cost-effective and sustainable way;
  • Promoting innovation such as new uses of gas, new technologies, new services, etc.;
  • Contributing to the setting of a stable EU policy and regulatory framework in cooperation with EU institutions and European regulatory authorities;
  • Voicing the opinion of the TSOs, SSOs and LSOs in Europe with respect to the previous points thus representing the sole interest of infrastructure operators.

 

Vision

Our vision is that by 2050, the gas infrastructure (pipelines, storage assets and LNG terminals) will be the backbone of the new innovative energy system. We are here to deliver the cleanest, most secure, efficient and sustainable energy supply for the European citizens and industries.

 

Goal

Our goal is to be the voice in Europe of the gas infrastructure operators and to ensure GIE is the go-to destination for the EU and international stakeholders, as well as Brussels-based and international media.

 

To achieve this, GIE works to:

  • Provide the latest technological and innovative developments in the sector’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2050;
  • Provide the most accurate, reliable and updated data from the industry;
  • Act as the central point on gas infrastructure issues and interact with wider national, EU and international stakeholders;

 

Values

The interests of the gas infrastructure business are our number one priority.

  • We work in strong partnership with our members and leverage their contributions;
  • We foster GIE’s messages and narratives proactively;
  • We nurture the relations with our stakeholders;

 

A healthy work environment is what makes us deliver top-class results.

  • The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each individual member is the team;
  • Fairness, integrity, transparency and collaboration are at the core of our daily work;
  • We nurture a culture of feedback and trust;
  • We value diversity and inclusivity;

Structure

GIE is the umbrella organisation for its three subdivisions

GTE – Gas Transmission Europe
representing the Transmission System Operators (TSO)

GLE – Gas LNG Europe
representing the LNG Terminal Operators (LSO)

GSE – Gas Storage Europe
representing the Storage System Operators (SSO)

Natural Gas Area

[focus on existing markets]

The management of the classical natural gas market we see to be developed under the Natural Gas Area. The existing market and its regulatory design are very mature and requires its own focus. Markets in some regions should be finalised, and the CCE/SEE prospects should have more focus

Topics followed:

  • Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package
  • Gas prices and Security of Supply
  • Decarbonisation of the CEE/SEE region
  • Fit for 55

Relation with ACER/CEER and policymakers (ad-hoc) on natural gas

Hydrogen Area

[focus on new markets]

We introduce a new area, the Hydrogen Area, where the role of new gases on a wholesale level will be tackled more in depth. Such change is born from the EC decarbonization process, the EC System Integration and Hydrogen strategies.

Topics followed:

  • Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package
  • RED II
  • Additionality Principle
  • Guarantees of Origin (GOs)
  • GIE Contribution to European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

System Operation & Development Area

The technical work addressed so far under the System Operation Area, together with the GIE Maps and Transparency will be covered under the existing System Operation and Development Area.

Topics followed:

  • Methane Emissions
  • Security of Supply
  • Gas Quality
  • Cybersecurity
  • Transparency (including GIE/GTE/GLE/GSE Maps, ALSI/AGSI+, REMIT)
  • H2 Infrastructure Maps TYNDP, databases (data for EHB, IOGP/GIE/ENTSOG, NGN H2 Map)
  • TYNDP