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Flexible Short-Term Power Trading: Gathering Experience in EU Countries

Discussion Papers 1494, 23 S.

Karsten Neuhoff, Carlos Batlle, Gert Brunekreeft, Christos Vasilakos Konstantinidis, Christian Nabe, Giorgia Oggioni, Pablo Rodilla, Sebastian Schwenen, Tomasz Siewierski, Goran Strbac


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Abstract EU power market design has been focused on facilitating trading between countries and for this has defined interfaces for market participants and TSOs between countries. The operation of power systems and markets within countries was not the focus of these developments. This may have contributed to difficulties of defining or implementing a common perspective in particular on intraday and balancing approaches. This motivated us to pursue an in depth reviewof six European power markets to contribute to a better understanding of the common elements, differences and the physical and institutional reasons for these. With this paper we aim to present the main insights emerging from the reviews and to identify where there is a need for alignment of operational aspects and short-term trading arrangements, taking into account system requirements individual member states face in operating their power system.

Karsten Neuhoff

Head of Department in the Climate Policy Department

JEL-Classification: D40;D80;G24;L94
Keywords: Electricity trading, Power system operation, Institutional analysis
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