Today ACER has issued a Decision on the electricity Transmission System Operators’ proposal for the determination of the Capacity Calculation Regions (CCRs Proposal) in accordance with Article 9(11) of EU Regulation 2015/1222 on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM Regulation) and Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 713/2009 (the Agency’s Founding Regulation). In this context, ACER confirms also the TSOs’ proposal to create a new bidding zone border between Germany and Austria.
The implementation of a new bidding zone border between Germany and Austria should be implemented according to a calendar to be agreed upon by the relevant regulatory authorities and TSOs and at the latest by the time when implementation of flow-based capacity calculation takes places in the merged CWE-CEE capacity calculation region in accordance with the CACM Regulation.
As in its Market Monitoring Report 2015, in today’s Decision the Agency yet again points at unscheduled/loop flows as one of the main obstacles to market integration in the CEE region. The cross-border flows on the German-Austrian border are increasing and represent respectively 54.5% and 42.5% of all cross-border exchanges observed in the CWE and CEE regions in 2015, i.e. the highest volume, of cross-border exchanges observed in the CWE and CEE regions. A significant share (i.e. 58.8% on average) of these exchanges is being realised through the neighbouring CWE and CEE networks and therefore significantly impacts cross-border trade and system security in the whole region.
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Find out more in the ACER Q&A on the Decision.