Brussels, 30 September 2013 | The current bidding zone configuration may be sub-optimal. However, changing the bidding zone configuration for the countries in question may not be the best solution to the problems ACER describes in its consultation. Europex sees a risk that a process to redefine bidding zones may distract resources from other, less politically challenging, initiatives to integrate markets that may provide effective gains.
We recommend that ACER provides a clearer problem definition and undertake at least an initial assessment of the materiality of the problems it wishes to address. We believe that this would be a useful, and necessary first step to the process.
Please find the whole consultation response attached.