Nord Pool Spot denies UK virtual hub will delay NWE coupling

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Exchanges in high-voltage spat over NWE market coupling

Oslo-based electricity exchange Nord Pool Spot has challenged a claim made by Amsterdam-based rival APX that delays to the creation of a UK virtual hub could threaten the November 26 deadline for day-ahead market coupling across North West Europe (NWE).

Market coupling involves the gradual linking of electricity markets across the European Union (EU) by pulling together various countries and regions – part of the European Commission’s goal of creating a single European energy market by 2014. The

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