The flow-based CWE price settlement will start on Wednesday 20 May, delayed from previously announced on 23 April. MKonline made a blog post on 11 February about the consequences of flow-based principles, and we will do a short update on this.
Flow-based market coupling
The flow-based price settlement will in general mean that the CWE countries will be stronger linked to each other, as increased utilization of the border capacities will decrease the number of hours with bottlenecks. This means that price differences between the CWE countries Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands will in general decrease, but due to physical constraints in the power systems and border capacities the impact from flow-based settlement will be limited and different in each country.