Day-ahead power market coupling sees caution prevail

‘Bugs’ found in NWE day-ahead coupling tests cause exchanges and grid operators to err on the side of caution

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Worries about the resilience of IT systems that arose during recent tests lie behind the most recent delay to day-ahead power market coupling across North West Europe (NWE), say the firms behind the flagship European Union project.

At the Florence Forum, a biannual meeting on European electricity regulation held during mid-November, attendees were told the go-live date for the long-delayed project had been pushed back from November 26 this year to February 4, 2014.

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