Policy & Regulation

Better TSO coordination needed to boost power trading

Underused interconnector capacity in the European power market will need to be addressed if the region seeks a Single Energy Market Underused interconnector capacity in the European power market will need to be addressed if the region seeks a Single Energy Market.
By The Wildcat 18 August 2017 0 27247
European power lines. (European Parliament)

The problem of underused interconnector capacity in the European power market must be resolved promptly to unleash the region’s potential for cross-border trade.  

European transmission system operators (TSOs) have come under criticism for holding back too much capacity at interconnection points, thus hampering cross-border trade in wholesale electricity markets. The European Federation of Energy Traders – among others – has pointed out that the practice of reducing allocated capacity at borders to avoid internal congestion and related costs is at odds with EU law...