The Viking Link Electricity Interconnector Project was included in the European Union's 4th List of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) under the Regulation for the trans-European energy infrastructure (EU 347/2013) (hereby referred to as the TEN-E Regulation) on 18 November 2015. The list was adopted by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/89 and the Viking Link project is therefore currently a PCI.

As of November 2021, the 5th list of PCI will be adopted and published by the European Commission, thus replacing the 4th PCI list.  Viking Link will not be included on the 5th list.

In order to qualify as a PCI project, it must:

  • Deliver significant benefits for at least two European Member States
  • Further support market integration and competition
  • Enhance security of energy supply
  • Contribute to reducing CO2 emissions

PCIs are governed under Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure, referred to as the TEN-E Regulations.

A link to the TEN-E Regulations is provided below.

For more information on PCIs please visit the European Commission’s website.

Download the Department for Energy and Climate Change Manual of Procedures for TEN-E projects here.

Read more about how we consult with the stakeholder here.