NWE power market coupling struck by delays

A tough nut to crack

Electricity power lines

Market coupling is pivotal to the goal of European leaders to create a single energy market across the European Union (EU) by 2014. The idea involves linking together transmission allocation and electricity trading across countries and regions – a development that should bring several advantages to the continent’s fragmented electricity market. Market coupling paves the way for a single European electricity price and means cross-border capacity allocation should theoretically be more efficient,