Kick-off for Croatian-Serbian-Bulgarian market integration

28.02.2019

A first group meeting in the Serbian capital of Belgrade was the initiation of the trilateral market coupling between Croatia, Serbia, and Bulgaria. The successful event was attended by representatives of the three national transmission system operators (TSOs), including the Croatian TSCNET shareholder HOPS, and the three respective electricity exchanges as well as regulatory authorities.

Together, the parties involved have committed themselves to make every effort and providing the necessary resources to ensure the feasibility of the project and its timely implementation. The final objective is to establish a trilateral market coupling according to the European Multi-Regional Coupling (MRC) specifications.

The Croatian-Serbian-Bulgarian market coupling was initiated by a first meeting of the main stakeholders (photo of Belgrade: falco/Pixabay)

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> See HOPS press release, in Croatian (html)

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Croatian-Slovenian market coupling in June

30.04.2018

A significant step towards an integrated European power market is expected to be taken on 19 June 2018, the scheduled launch date for the Croatian-Slovenian market coupling project. Since spring 2017, the TSCNET shareholders ELES, the Slovenian transmission system operator (TSO), and HOPS from Croatia have been preparing the market integration to establish day-ahead capacity allocation and congestion management at the Slovenian-Croatian border in accordance with the respective specifications of the European Commission.

In May and June, the partner TSOs will be performing trial runs on the market coupling processes and procedures. From the launch date onwards, capacity for the Croatian-Slovenian border will be implicitly allocated through the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution for the day-ahead markets. This makes the border a part of the Multi-Regional Coupling (MRC) and for the first time, the Croatian bidding zone will be included in the internal European market via the Slovenian bidding zone.

> See ELES press release (html)
> See HOPS press release, in Croatian (html)
> Open joint press release (pdf, 505kb)

Picture: Croatian-Slovenian boundary river Kupa/Kolpa by Miroslav Vajdic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Croatian-Slovenian market coupling

30.06.2017

The TSC members ELES, the Slovenian transmission system operator (TSO), and HOPS from Croatia are making a substantial move towards the pan-European power market integration. In collaboration with power exchanges BSP and CROPEX and with support from the respective national regulatory authorities, the two TSOs have initiated an ambitious cross-border project.

The main objective of the TSO cooperation is to establish day-ahead capacity allocation and congestion management at the Slovenian-Croatian border in accordance with the specifications of the European Commission on this matter. A design project phase started in April 2017 and the definite implementation of the market coupling is scheduled for the second quarter of 2018.

> See ELES press release (html)
> See HOPS press release, in Croatian (html)
> Open joint press release (pdf, 447 kb)

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Austrian-Slovenian Market Coupling

29.02.2016

In a joint press release together with power exchanges BSP and EPEX SPOT, the two TSC members APG, the Austrian transmission system operator (TSO), and ELES, the Slovenian TSO, informed about progress in the coupling of the power markets from Austria and Slovenia. The project following the European target model for day-ahead Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management is scheduled to go live in mid-2016.

> Open press release (pdf, 198kb)

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Operating at full capacity

24.07.2015

A conceptual task force (CTF) consisting of dedicated experts at TSC has developed a coordinated intraday capacity calculation (IDCC) concept. It proposes an advanced hybrid-coupling model and takes account of the requirements set by the capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM) guideline for the implementation of a single energy market across Europe. Although the concept is based on flow-based (FB) capacity calculation, it allows the use of available transfer capacities (ATCs) as well.

The concept describes two high-level business processes for IDCC, one based on a day-ahead common grid model (CGM), and the other based on intraday CGMs. A key element in the IDCC concept is the availability of information close or at least closer to real-time. In this context, the task force developed a new GSK methodology (generation shift key/s). The conceptual work is to be followed by a proof-of-principle stage. The concept serves as a starting point for a coordinated IDCC concept supported by the European transmissions system operators (TSOs).

> Open IDCC concept (pdf, 3.1mb)

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CWE FB MC successfully went live

20.05.2015

This is an important milestone for the CWE region (“Central Western Europe”: (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands) as a part of the European grid: Yesterday evening, a TSC operator at TSCNET Services in Munich, Germany, started the flow-based (FB) CWE computation and officially fired the starting pistol on the FB Market Coupling (MC) processes. So today is the first trading day using FB parameters for coupling, following the approval by National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) on the 23rd of April.

FB MC helps to enhance the usage of the grid infrastructure and increases the price convergence. As of now, TSCNET performs all the computations in this regard and facilitates all the related operations for the TSC member TSOs within the region (Amprion, TenneT, and TransnetBW). All the procedures and steps of calculation had been screened for several months during a parallel run phase prior to the go-live.

> See approval documents at CASC resource center (html)

 

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Rapt attention: People at TSCNET’s operator room during the go-live – it worked!

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