The Coupling of the Austrian-Slovenian Markets: A further step towards the integration of the European Markets


The Transmission System Operators APG and ELES, and Power Exchanges BSP and EPEX SPOT have in 2015 launched a dedicated project with support of both national regulators E-Control (Austria) and Energy Agency (Slovenia). The goal is to implement the European target model for day-ahead Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management on the Austrian–Slovenian border.

The project is an extension to the NTC based day-ahead market coupling approach including its operational procedures, initially developed for the Italian borders (IBWT). This new border will be fully embedded in the Multi Regional Coupling (MRC). The AT-SI project is scheduled to go-live mid-2016.

Market participants will be informed about the exact date of go-live, which is subject to regulatory approval.