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ENTSO-E Publishes Bidding Zone Review Technical Report

(PresseBox) (Brussels, ) ENTSO-E has published the Bidding Zone Review Technical Report. This report is the first step in an overall review of the current configuration of European bidding zones. The requirement for this review was established in the network code on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (NC CACM).

The report contains data from CWE (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands), Denmark-West, CEE (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia), Switzerland and Italy. It highlights current congestions, power flows not resulting from capacity allocation, congestion incomes and firmness costs. The report will be complemented by a market report, which ACER is currently drafting.

The present European market contains several bidding zones that historically, in many cases, correspond to respective Member States.

In order to ensure the successful completion of the IEM it is important to analyse the appropriateness and robustness of the current bidding zone structure. This report is a first step in the review process to assess whether the existing bidding zones are appropriate for current and future market requirements.

Stakeholder Events, March 20-21, Brussels

ENTSO-E and ACER invite all interested stakeholders to two events on the Bidding Zones Review Process as part of the future implementation of the Network Code on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM):



20 March, 14:00-17:00: Public Stakeholder Explanatory Session on the Technical Report of the Bidding Zones Review.
21 March, 10:00-17:00: Public Stakeholder Workshop to discuss the approach of the Bidding Zones Review and the main findings of both the Technical and Market Reports.


For further information and registration details, visit the event page.

Related Links


Technical Report - Bidding Zone Review Process
Stakeholder Events on Bidding Zones Review, 20-21 March 2014
Regional Market Cooperation webpage
NC CACM webpage