Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Hungary 2011 Review

Energy Policy Review

About this report

Regional co-operation is a vital element of Hungary’s energy market and energy security policy. Hungary, which shares borders with seven countries, is well placed to improve regional energy security by catalysing the development of closely integrated regional markets for electricity and natural gas. A country strongly dependent on natural gas imports, Hungary has taken several commendable steps to manage risks to its supply. It has enhanced storage capacity and diversified cross-border capacity, and it is developing new supply routes. Hungary is also working hard to strengthen the regional electricity market through new interconnectors and market coupling.