PC_2020_E_08 - Public Consultation on the methodology and assumptions that are to be used in the bidding zone review process and for the alternative bidding zone configurations to be considered
The European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) launches today a public consultation on the upcoming bidding zone review study mandated by the recast Electricity Regulation of the Clean Energy Package. ACER is consulting on the methodology, assumptions and configurations to be used.
On 18 February 2020, electricity transmission system operators published a proposal for such a methodology.
Taking stock of lessons learnt from previous bidding zone reviews, ACER is gathering views from stakeholders to identify improvements to the proposed bidding zone review methodology, assumptions and configurations.
The consultation is intended to support on-going regulatory discussions before the methodology is adopted. All interested stakeholders are invited to submit their comments by 15 April 2020, 23:59 hrs (CET). As a result of the challenging situation caused by the corona virus pandemic, the deadline for submission of comments has been extended to 24 April 2020, 23:59 hrs.
This extension aims to balance the stakeholders' need for sufficient time to provide in-depth feedback on this important issue with the tight deadlines envisaged in the Regulation for the decision making-process.