Europex input to the Planned 2005 Report on the Impact of the Electricity and Gas Directives

Brussels, 1 July 2005 | Europex welcomes the opportunity to provide input and discuss with regulators and other stakeholders in the energy market a broad range of issues that will form the EU annual benchmark report for the year 2005. In its response, Europex has focused on providing input and ideas on the second listed topic, namely “…whether improvements to any aspects of the market opening should be explored either at national or Community level…”. In particular, Europex wishes to stress the importance of continued commitment to and development of the free and competitive internal market for energy through clear market oriented mechanisms and
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Categories: Consultation Responses.

Europex observations on issues arising at Regional Mini Fora

Brussels, 8 April 2005 | Europex attended all seven regional mini fora and presented, together with ETSO, the Flow-based Market Coupling (‘FMC’) model. We were pleased to note the support for market coupling given by the Commission and various regulators at the fora. FMC seemed to provide a valuable service by providing a common frame of reference for the regional discussions. A number of issues and concerns arose in the various fora relating to market coupling, and Europex would like to offer its observations on these issues. Please find the whole position paper attached.
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Categories: Position Papers.

Using Implicit Auctions to Manage Cross-Border Congestion: ‘Decentralised Market Coupling’

Brussels, 8 July 2003 | Europex, the Association of European Power Exchanges, has been asked to present its views on methods for managing cross-border congestion. The last Florence Forum on the European electricity market supported five basic principles proposed by CEER concerning the allocation of interconnector capacities as a basis for a possible future revision of the guidelines on congestion management. This paper describes a new approach developed by Europex, called ‘Decentralised Market Coupling’, which is based on the concept of implicit auctions and is designed to deliver on these principles. Please find the whole position paper attached.
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Categories: Position Papers.