Cross-zonal capacity - 70% target

Cross-zonal capacity - 70% target

The 70% target

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Maximising cross-zonal trading opportunities is a core element to ensure an efficient internal electricity market. It is also important for meeting a number of future challenges in Europe's energy trajectory, including the decarbonisation targets.

The Clean Energy Package offers a new opportunity to increase the capacity offered for cross-zonal trade. In particular, Transmission System Operators are required to ensure that at least 70% of the transmission capacity is offered for cross-zonal trade, while respecting operational security limits. ​

For more information about the 70% minimum target, read our dedicated Q&A

Cross-zonal capacity - 70% target

What's the role of ACER?

The minimum 70% target has become a key element of market integration, which requires intensive monitoring. To ensure a harmonised approach on how to monitor the achievement of the minimum level of available cross-zonal capacity (MACZT), ACER is monitoring the MACZT in relation to the 70% target.

The results are published yearly in dedicated reports.