Nord Pool Spot denies UK virtual hub will delay NWE coupling

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 mark