Italian Borders Market Coupling is confirmed to launch on 24 February 2015


Following the communication published on the project parties’ websites / sent to the Market Participants on 2 December 2014, the launch of the Italian Borders Market Coupling is now confirmed on 24 February 2015, based on the approval of all the concerned National Regulatory Authorities.

Three of the five Italian borders, i.e. France - Italy, Austria - Italy and Slovenia - Italy, will be coupled with the Multi-Regional Coupling (MRC), using the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution.

Information regarding the Italian-Swiss border
Though all Swiss borders are technically ready for market coupling, their coupling is delayed in the course of ongoing bilateral negotiations between Switzerland and the EU Commission. The partners remain ready to go live within a short timeframe, as soon as the present political situation evolves.

Information regarding Italian-Greek border
The Italian-Greek border will be technically ready for market coupling at a later date. The Go-Live date of the Italian-Greek border will be decided as soon as its technical readiness to enter has been assessed within the Italian Borders Market Coupling project