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Article RSE 15010307

Pan-european balancing market: a simulation on the North-East Italian border


L'Energia Elettrica , vol. 92 N. 6, pp. 55-60, Novembre-Dicembre-2015.

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A. Zani (RSE SpA)

MERCATI ELETTRICI 2015 - Evolution of interconnected electrical systems and integration of the markets

The study deals with the topic of the trans-national balancing market, evaluating its pros and cons through simulation analyses related to the Italian, Austrian and Slovenian power market.

During last decades, the integration of the national power markets in Europe is a matter of primary importance in order to create the internal energy market, which could bring significant benefits. Until now, the main regulators efforts have been aimed at a progressive coupling of the day-ahead market; however, also the integration of markets closest to the operation in real time would bring not negligible benefits.

The work described in the article, developed within the European eBADGE project, aims to assess the impact of a possible cross-border balancing market between Austria, Italy and Slovenia, and to propose an intelligent balancing mechanism.Different market architectures for the integration of European markets to cross-border balancing have been analyzed; in the article we focus on the "Target Model", corresponding to a fully integrated market, which is the final goal of the energy market integration.

In order to make a quantitative assessment of the benefits that could result from an integrated balancing market, a model of the present situation (in which the management of these imbalances is made by each nation independently), and the " target model " have been implemented, with a particular focus on a region comprising Austria, Italy and Slovenia.

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