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
By The Wildcat 18 August 2017
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...

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