EU Hydrogen Strategy: A colour-blind approach is needed

In a letter sent to the European Commission, the Council and the Parliament, EUTurbines, together with a wide industry alliance, calls for a Hydrogen Strategy that is inclusive of all clean hydrogen pathways. The letter states that a technology-neutral approach...more >


Joint industry letter: 5 Principles for a EU Hydrogen Strategy

Download the letter


Engine power plants – keeping the lights on in COVID-19 times

Engine power plants often supply electricity and heat/cold to critical infrastructure such as hospitals, airports, data centres or industrial plants. Due to its compact size and installation behind closed doors, engine power plants are not very visible, but also during...more >


EUGINE/EUTurbines Position on Energy System Integration

In a joint position paper on energy system integration, EUGINE, together with EUTurbines, calls for a balanced decarbonisation approach supporting and reaping all the benefits from the uptake of renewable and decarbonised gases, such as the possibility of long-term and...more >


Economic recovery: EUGINE and the gas sector support investments in sustainable European technologies

The undersigned organisations would like to express their strong support for the EU’s response to tackle the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge EU institutions and national governments to continue to support the EU climate neutrality target in 2050...more >


EUGINE initiates letter to EU Commission on critical infrastructure

EUGINE, together with EUTurbines, initiated a joint letter Cogen Europe, EBA, ETE, ETN, EUGINE, EUTurbines, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope, associations representing the providers of power generation technologies and services.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis presents a great challenge to the European economy...more >


Biogas: joint industry position on the proposed review of ETS MRR Art 39(3)

EUGINE together with seven other associations of the gas value chain sent a joint letter to European Commission and Member States raising concerns regarding a possible discrimination of biogas as solution to reduce GHG, caused by the planned revision of...more >


EUGINE position on "Deterministic Frequency Deviations"

In cooperation with EUTurbines, the EUGINE task force on connection network codes has taken position on the ENTSO-E report on "Deterministic Frequency Deviations" (DFD).

"This report elaborates on the general approach for mitigating and alleviating the DFDs in Continental Europe (CE)...more >


Joint letter to VP Timmermans on power-to-X: “A key to a climate-neutral Europe by 2050”

We all agree – there is no silver bullet. Instead, a wide range of technologies and solutions are necessary to reach climate neutrality. Particularly, we will not be able to reach this goal, if renewable energy is only carried via...more >


Joint statement for A Taxonomy Delivering Sustainable Growth in Europe

EUGINE has co-signed an industry statement on the Taxonomy Regulation.

You can download the complete document here.


Position paper on sector coupling : “Towards a climate-neutral Europe”

EUGINE welcomes the EU’s climate neutrality ambition and supports the related ongoing preparatory work. The manufacturers of engine power plants strongly believe in the role of both ‘sector coupling’ and all kinds of gas, from natural gas to renewable gases,...more >


EUGINE contribution to ACER consultation on CO2 emission limits for capacity mechanisms

EUGINE has been actively pleading for the adoption of a simple harmonised calculation methodology for the new CO2 emission limits for power plants participating in capacity mechanisms. It is important that the same clear requirements apply to power plant operators...more >


Call for an ambitious EU research policy

Together with 92 other EU organisations, EUGINE calls on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated to the Horizon Europe programme to at least €120 billion (in 2018 prices). The signatories of the joint statement enclosed...more >


EUGINE contribution to the consultation on state aids for energy projects

State aid rules have a strong impact on the business case of environmentally friendly energy projects such as gas engines running on biogas or used for high-efficiency cogeneration (on-site combined heat and power production). EUGINE was therefore very pleased...more >


EUGINE Contribution to CEER Public Consultation

Appreciating the opportunity to comment on regulatory challenges for a sustainable gas sector EUGINE took part in the CEER public consultation and provided answers to various questions.

Read our contribution here


EUGINE and the European gas sector support renewable & decarbonised gases

EUGINE together with other associations wrote to COREPER to express our support for the ongoing important work on the draft Council conclusions on the Future of Energy Systems in the Energy Union. Ahead of the COREPER debate on 12...more >


EUGINE contribution to EIB public consultation on energy lending criteria

Appreciating the opportunity to comment on the future EIB energy lending policy EUGINE took part in the EIB public consultation and provided answers to various questions.

Read our contribution here


EUGINE position on LFSM-O requirements defined at national level

The Commission regulation (EU) 2016/631 of 14 April 2016 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of generators defines a ‘limited frequency sensitive mode at overfrequency’ or ‘LFSM-O’ as “a power-generating module or HVDC system operating mode...more >


Electricity Market Design - Any threshold such as 550g CO2/kWh requires an appropriate calculation methodology

In view of the upcoming trilogue on the Electricity Market Design, COGEN Europe, EUGINE and EUTurbines would like to strongly emphasise that the simple reference to a limit value like the 550g CO2/kWh - or its possible alternatives - is...more >


EUGINE contribution to the EU 2050 decarbonisation strategy

EUGINE contributed to the European Commission’s consultation on its long-term decarbonisation strategy, by especially highlighting:

  • gas engines’ applications reducing GHG emissions: gas engines for cogeneration may reach 95% energy efficiency and thus cut primary energy consumption & emissions. Gas engines for...more >


EUGINE co-signs the “Hydrogen Initiative” of the Austrian Presidency of the Council

Due to the ongoing energy transition, increasing shares of variable renewable energy sources (V-RES) only producing electricity when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing are being introduced into the energy mix. This variability generates an increasing challenge:...more >


Common energy sector statement on protection from VAT fraud

Keeping EU energy and emissions markets protected from VAT fraud beyond 2018

Missing Trader Intra-Community Value Added Tax fraud remains a persistent threat to the integrity and well-functioning of electricity, gas and emission allowance markets in Europe. Billions of euros had...more >


EUGINE – EEX joint position paper on the electricity market design

Ensuring a successful trilogue for a future-proof electricity market design

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have finalised their respective amendments to the European Commission original version of the Electricity Market Regulation and Directive as published in...more >


EUGINE TF Gas Quality 2018-04-13 Contribution to the CEN SFGas GQS Simple Scenario Assessment

Power plants using reciprocating gas engines are important “end users” of the gas grid. The gas quality is of essential importance for the safety, environmental performance and efficiency of these gas engine power plants. Against this background, EUGINE is pleased...more >


Brexit/Energy: high time to tackle a myriad of concrete problems

The United Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union, the so-called "Brexit", is once again on the agenda of the two EU co-legislators this week (European Parliament) and next week (European Council).

The United Kingdom is a key country...more >


Position paper - Clean energy for EU Islands

EUGINE welcomes the ‘Clean Energy for EU Islands’ initiative aiming at modernising the energy supply of the more than 2200 inhabited EU islands.

EUGINE shares the European Commission’s view that “islands have the potential to be natural winners and leaders in...more >


IGDs on frequency: EUGINE contribution to the ENTSO-E consultation

EUGINE's Task Force Connection Network Codes contributed to the ENTSO-E consultation on the Implementation Guidance Documents regarding Frequency Stability Parameters.

See the EUGINE contribution here


Position paper - Clean energy for all Europeans

Clean energy for all Europeans (2/3)
Governance regulation & RED II
Fostering renewables & flexibility solutions

EUGINE welcomes the European Commission’s legislative proposals aiming at further developing the various types of renewable energies and at meeting the EU targets through a consistent governance....more >


Position paper - Clean energy for all Europeans

Clean energy for all Europeans (1/2)
Shaping a supportive market design

The market design proposals represent a unique tool and opportunity for EU decision-makers to both make the Energy Union happen and help Europe meet its climate and energy targets for 2030,...more >


EUGINE joins industry coalition for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

EUGINE has signed a common declaration of a large coalition of European industry associations, requesting the European Commission to come up with a strategy and an action plan on how to better support the European manufacturing sector. The declaration is...more >


Electricity balancing: EUGINE's feedback on the draft guideline

EUGINE is the centre of knowledge for engine power plant technology and electricity market design. Its members are the leading European manufacturers of engine power plants and their key components. As flexible, energy-efficient, reliable and environmentally sound technology, engine power...more >


Power-to-Gas: Balancing the energy system with green fuel

Due to the ongoing energy transition, increasing shares of variable renewable energy sources (V-RES) only producing electricity when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing are being introduced into the energy mix. This variability generates an increasing challenge:...more >


EUGINE Position on the negotiations for a WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

EUGINE supports the inclusion of engines and alternators for engine power plants in the planned WTO Environmental Goods Agreement. Engine power plants can be run burning biogas or biofuels, increasing the share of renewable in the electricity system. In addition...more >


Capacity mechanisms: EUGINE contribution to the public consultation

The fact that 28 capacity mechanisms were found in the 11 countries selected by DG Competition shows to what extent the internal market threatens to be distorted and undermined by purely national considerations. EUGINE regards this sector inquiry as a...more >


RED II: EUGINE contribution to the public consultation

In its Energy Union Framework Strategy, the European Commission announced a new renewable energy package for the period after 2020 to include a new renewable energy directive (REDII) for the period 2020-2030 and an updated EU bioenergy sustainability policy. EUGINE...more >


EUGINE Position on German Capacity Reserve Plans

EUGINE welcomes the principles underlying the legislative draft, but questions the necessity for a capacity reserve in a well designed improved energy-only market. EUGINE's main concerns regarding the draft are connected with a lack of technological neutrality. Furthermore it is...more >


Market design: EUGINE contribution to the public consultation

As centre of knowledge for engine power plant technology and electricity market design, EUGINE welcomed the consultative communication on market design the European Commission published on 15 July 2015. The European Engine Power Plants Association is pleased to have the...more >


Risk preparedness: EUGINE contribution to the public consultation

As centre of knowledge for engine power plant technology and electricity market design, EUGINE is pleased to have the opportunity to express its views on risk preparedness in the area of security of electricity supply. For EUGINE, "Member States should...more >


Designing Electricity Markets - EUGINE recommends solutions for a Successful Energy Transition

To achieve a succesful European energy transition at minimum cost, EUGINE recommends solutions which are European-wide, based on market forces and empowering market players:

EUGINE - Background Paper on Designing Electricity Markets for a Successful Energy Transition


EUGINE response to the ENTSO-E consultation on electricity balancing network code

EUGINE warmly welcomes the current reflection on the harmonisation of imbalance settlement periods. As the share of intermittent renewables in the overall energy mix is progressively and steadily growing, this is a very timely and important discussion. EUGINE believes that...more >


ETS Reform - The contribution of EUGINE

EUGINE strongly supports the principle of a market-based mechanism aiming at progressively decarbonising the EU economy. However, the EU ETS Directive should strongly contribute to the modernisation of the EU power system. It should take into account the major changes...more >


Position Paper - EUGINE response to German Greenbook consultation

EUGINE participated in the German Greenbook consultation.The EUGINE paper has been published on the website of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).

EUGINE response to German Greenbook consultation

EUGINE Beitrag zur Grünbuch Strommarkt Konsultation


Position Paper - Directive on emissions from Medium Combustion Plants (MCPs)

EUGINE requests major modifications of the proposal for an MCP directive targeting power plants with a rated thermal input between 1 and 50 MW. Main changes concern the scope, definitions and limit values. As engine power plants are needed to...more >


EUGINE and Europgen response to the joint ACER and ENTSO-E consultation on the role of stakeholders

After four years of network codes development process, the time of finalisation, adoption and implementation has come. EUGINE and Europgen warmly welcome this consultation process and the project of establishing European stakeholder committees and dedicated European expert groups to involve...more >


EUGINE response to ACER call for comments on revised network code on electricity balancing

EUGINE warmly welcomes the content of the revised version of the network code on electricity balancing as submitted by ENTSO-E to the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). As a recent organisation, this is the first time that...more >


Position Paper - Recommendations to meet the "Flexibility Challenge"

Renewable energy sources (RES) are playing a steadily increasing role in the EU power system.
Unfortunately, due to wind and sun intensity variations, it is difficult to precisely foresee RES output and to match electricity production with demand. The European...more >


The "flexibility challenge" has to be met while completing the Internal Energy Market

EUGINE, European Engine Power Plants Association, welcomes the communication entitled “Progress towards completing the Internal Energy Market” the European Commission published on 13th October.
“We are pleased that the European Commission intends to integrate renewables ‘in a secure and reliable manner’...more >


EUGINE and 56 organisations join forces for 2030

In view of the upcoming meeting of the European Council (23rd and 24th October) - which is expected to prepare a common position on future energy and climate targets for 2030 - EUGINE and 56 other organisations signed a letter...more >