PC_2021_E_07 Public consultation on the high-level approach for the identification of alternative bidding zone configurations to be considered for the bidding zone review
On 24 November 2020, ACER adopted a Decision on the methodology and assumptions to be used in the bidding zone review process and for the alternative bidding zone configurations to be considered, pursuant to Article 14(5) of Regulation (EU) 2019/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the internal market for electricity. The proposed package for the bidding zone review was developed by the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and was referred to ACER in July 2020 by the relevant regulatory authorities, as a unanimous agreement could not be found.
In the absence of a TSOs' proposal for alternative configurations for a large part of Europe, ACER envisaged to take two separate decisions. The first decision included the approval of the bidding zone review methodology and assumptions to be used for the bidding zone review process, subject to the necessary amendments, and a request to TSOs to provide the results derived from a Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP) analysis to enable ACER to take a decision on alternative bidding zone configurations. The second decision, expected to be taken in the first half of 2022, will include the approval of alternative biding zone configurations to be studied by TSOs during the bidding zone review.
Why we are consulting
Following the public webinar held on 24 June 2021 on the same matter, ACER is gathering views from stakeholders in an attempt to improve the high-level approach for the identification of alternative bidding zone configurations to be considered for the bidding zone review.
The public consultation will run until 3 August 2021, 23:59 hrs (CET).