Energy Risk Europe 2012: EU power market integration faces next set of hurdles

Electricity power lines

While the first major hurdles for an integrated European electricity market have been tackled, new issues continue to arise from the process, including further development of the intra-day market, the integration of direct current (DC) cables and the preparation of trading strategies post-2014, said panellists at the Energy Risk Europe conference yesterday in London.

The main focus of the European target model thus far has been developing the day-ahead markets, but as renewables are further inte