Title: Towards EUGas-26: the European Gas Assessment model for EU Directive 2008/14/EC and EU Regulation No 994/2010
Publisher: International Gas Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC92344
URI: http://members.igu.org/old/IGU%20Events/igrc/igrc-2014/papers/tp5-41_zaccarelli.pdf
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Questions concerning security of supply and identification of critical components of the European gas market have gained more and more attention since the adoption of the Council Directive 2004/67/EC. Due to the importance of gas in the European energy mix, the European Union (EU) needs tools and know-how to address, support, and assess the development of a well-functioning internal gas market, of its infrastructure, and diversification of supply. The “European Gas Assessment” (EUGas) project is an ongoing effort to develop an integrated hydraulic country scale project of national gas transmission systems (NGTS) to support Directive 2008/114/EC on “the identification and designation of European Critical Infrastructure (ECI)” and Regulation 994/2010 on “measure to safeguard security of gas supply”. EUGas can identify key ECIs and conduct a risk analysis based on major threat scenarios. It can evaluate vulnerabilities of assets and potential impacts of disruptions. It can support the definition of infrastructure and supply standards, and the establishment of “Operator Security Plan”, “Preventive Action Plan”, “Emergency Plan”, or “Risk Assessment”, particularly in light of a “regional cooperation”. EUGas is a country level model of NGTSs built using a combination of commercially available software to provide a technical insight into the operation of such complex systems. Composed of approximately 5.000 nodes and 6.500 pipelines, it covers, up to now, 20 Member States (i.e., Finland, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Portugal).
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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