Renewables risk derailing benefits of EU power integration

Market participants complain of distortion to cross-border flows


The unco-ordinated approach to supporting renewable energy across Europe is distorting cross-border electricity flows and risks eliminating the benefits brought by an increasingly integrated European electricity market, according to market participants.

One of the most crucial initiatives for achieving integration is market coupling, a process that involves simultaneous capacity allocation and trading across borders. The European Commission (EC) hopes the gradual extension of market coupling wil