Market integration

Market codes are one of the three families of electricity codes known as network codes. The market codes are intended to promote a uniform European electricity market by ensuring that cross-zonal capacities are made available to market participants as efficiently as possible. Market codes achieve this by ensuring harmonised conditions and methods for cross-zonal trading in long-term and short-term electricity products and reserves as well as harmonised procedures for settling imbalances.

The market codes are as follows:

  • Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management Guideline (CACM)
  • Forward Capacity Allocation Guideline (FCA)
  • Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB)

Information on technical network codes is available here.