ACER webinar: expected benefits of co-optimisation in the day-ahead electricity market

Online
10/06/2024 14:00 - 15:30 (Europe/Brussels)
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What is it about?

In October 2023, ACER commissioned a consultancy study to assess the expected benefits of implementing co-optimisation in the day-ahead coupling algorithm as compared to the current market design. The study includes insights on the design of bids that would allow to best capture the interactions between day-ahead and balancing capacity markets, while maximising the expected benefits of co-optimisation. It will be published on 27 May 2024.

ACER is running a public consultation (from 27 May to 19 June 2024) to gather stakeholders’ perspectives on the study’s findings and identify further research and development necessary for implementing co-optimisation.

Event objective

The aim of this webinar is to:

  • present and discuss the main findings of the study;
  • discuss the study’s insights on the design of bids that would allow to best capture the interactions between day-ahead and balancing capacity markets, while maximising the expected benefits of co-optimisation.

Additionally, the webinar will include a Q&A session and a panel discussion featuring representatives from Transmission System Operators (TSOs), NEMOs, market participants as well as an electricity markets expert, providing diverse perspectives on the topics covered.

ACER will consider the consultation and webinar outcomes when drafting the proposed amendments to the methodology.

Background

In November 2023, ACER received a proposal from Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) for amending the ACER’s 2020 methodology for the price coupling algorithm and the continuous trading matching algorithm.

The methodology sets the regulatory framework for the algorithms used for matching bids from market participants and allocating cross-zonal capacities in the European day-ahead and intraday electricity markets. Thanks to a coordinated calculation of prices and flows, which is referred to as market coupling, available cross-zonal capacity is used more efficiently and price differences are reduced.

Amending the methodology, in particular the day-ahead coupling algorithm, is needed to enable a co-optimised allocation of cross-zonal capacity for the exchange of balancing capacity or sharing of reserves. This would facilitate the integration of the balancing capacity markets and allow for a more efficient use of cross-zonal capacity.

Following the receipt of the NEMOs’ proposal in November 2023, ACER initiated a procedure to decide on the proposed amendments within six months. To collect inputs from relevant stakeholders and inform its decision-making process, ACER ran a public consultation and hosted a workshop in early 2024.

What are the next steps?

  • Publication of the consultancy study: 27 May 2024.
  • ACER public consultation: 27 May 2024 - 19 June 2024.
  • ACER webinar: 10 June 2024.

ACER expects to decide on the amended methodology for the price coupling algorithm and the continuous trading matching algorithm by early autumn 2024.