The Central-South electricity REM is led by the Italian Energy Regulator (AEEG) and aims to integrate Austria, France, Germany, Greece and Slovenia into one electricity regional market.
The Central-South electricity REM represents 1’342’243 GWh of electricity consumption, 51% of the EU 25 electricity market.
The region’s integration is a key issue both for the EU internal market and for the recently established Energy Community of the South East Europe. Harmonization of CBT congestion management methods,inter TSO coordination (harmonisation of operational and security standards), transparency, integration of intra-day and balancing markets and assessment of regulatory competences are the key priorities of the Central-South electricity REM.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR - August 2007
An action plan is currently being drafted by the region’s regulators. The paper is dealing with a number of issues such as interconnections and available transmission capacity, improvements and harmonisation of congestion management, transparency. Stakeholders will be consulted in the framework of a stakeholder group (SG) meeting in September.
The involvement of as an observer without voting rights in the RCC meetings will be settled at the beginning of 2007.
·In the meantime, ETRANS attended both the 1st SG meeting and the 2nd IG meeting.
·A proposal for a common framework for transmission capacity allocation for 2008 will be presented by TSOs by June 2007. Items to be included are a study on market coupling for day ahead allocations and a study on the implementation of a flow based approach.
·New auction rules were implemented as planned at the end 2006.
·New objectives and a new workplan for this year has been agreed at the last RCC and IG meetings.
Priority I: Improvement and harmonization of CBT congestion management methods
Three bilateral agreements on joint allocation of interconnection capacities have been signed between the following TSOs: