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Flow-based market coupling gives significant lower Dutch spot prices

Flow-based market coupling was introduced on 20 May in the CWE region. MKonline has previously published blog posts on the topic:

In this report we will focus on observed changes in prices and border flow since 20 May. We have selected the Dutch spot market,  border flow and price differences towards Germany.

Parallel runs of flow-based market coupling since 2013 indicated that the Dutch spot prices (APX) were expected to be reduced by about 2.5 €/MWh compared to the previous ATC spot settlement. It was also expected that imports from Germany would increase and consequently narrow the price difference between APX and Phelix prices.

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CWE flow-based market coupling to be introduced 20 May

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.

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CWE flow-based market coupling to be introduced on 23 April

The flow-based CWE price settlement will start on 23 April 2015, delayed from previously announced on 1 April.

The flow-based price settlement entails 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.

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