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Public consultation

Consultation period

From  28/11/2011  to  29/02/2012 

Policy field(s)

Electricity wholesale market

Target group(s)

Electricity market participants, transmission system operators, power exchanges, consumer organisations, industry organisations, energy regulators, Member States authorities.

Objective of the consultation

The governance framework of the European wide market coupling of electricity wholesale markets is the subject of this public consultation.

Market coupling is the method chosen to integrate European wholesale electricity markets. It is the key element in the target model for capacity allocation and congestion management which has been developed in the context of the Florence forum which involves all main stakeholders including the Member States. Market coupling means that the cross-border flows at the day-ahead stage are determined by using the price signals in the day-ahead spot markets in each Member State. This enables an efficient European wide price formation mechanism and optimised use of the transmission grid through a strong interaction between price zones. Regarding the time-table for implementing market coupling, Heads of States have set a target date 2014 for a fully functioning electricity market in their meeting in February 2011.

How to submit your contribution

Information for organisations

You are invited to comment on the questions raised in the Consultation document  pdf - 231 KB [231 KB]  by attaching your contribution to the email address corresponding to your type of organisation

Please, submit your response to this public consultation by 29 February 2012 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with. Non-registered organisation responses will be published separately.

Contact details

Questions regarding the consultation can be addressed to the below contact details and they will be forwarded to the consultants preparing the study.

Responsible service : ENER.B.2


Postal address :

European Commission
DG Energy 
Matti Supponen
DM24 06/47

B-1049 Bruxelles

Number of responses received to this consultation