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Establishing a programme to aid economic recovery by granting Community financial assistance to projects in the field of energy
Article 2

Article 2 — Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

  1. carbon capture and storage means the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial installations, its transport to a storage site and its injection into a suitable underground geological formation for the purposes of permanent storage;
  2. eligible costs has the same meaning as in Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2342/2002;
  3. gas and electricity infrastructures means:
    1. all high-voltage lines, excluding those of distribution networks, and submarine links, provided that this infrastructure is used for interregional or international transmission or connection;
    2. high-pressure gas pipelines, excluding those of distribution networks;
    3. underground storage facilities connected to the high-pressure gas pipelines referred to in point (ii);
    4. reception, storage and regasification facilities for liquefied natural gas (LNG); and
    5. any equipment or installations essential for the infrastructure referred to in points (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) to operate properly, including protection, monitoring and control systems;
  4. part of a project means any activity that is independent financially, technically or over time and which contributes to the completion of a project;
  5. investment phase means the phase of a project during which construction takes place and capital costs are incurred;
  6. offshore wind energy means the electric power generated from turbine engines powered by wind and situated in the sea, whether near or far from the shore;
  7. planning phase means the phase of a project that precedes the investment phase, during which project implementation is prepared, and includes, where appropriate, feasibility assessment, preparatory and technical studies, obtaining licences and authorisations and incurring capital costs.