Economics at your fingertips  

Electricity Market Coupling in Europe: Status Quo and Future Challenges

Roland Füss (), Steffen Mahringer and Marcel Prokopczuk ()

Chapter 5 in Handbook of Energy Finance:Theories, Practices and Simulations, 2020, pp 93-120 from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Abstract: In electricity markets globally, market participants and policymakers increasingly focus on integrating adjacent, yet separate market areas via cross-border trade in electricity. Based on a discussion of the institutional framework for organizing cross-border trade, this chapter analyzes how spot and futures prices for wholesale electricity are affected by different degrees of market integration. We first contrast the two main mechanisms to allocate transmission capacity between neighboring markets: explicit and implicit auctions. Subsequently, we study the impact of these allocation schemes on the empirical price dynamics of major electricity markets in Europe. Our empirical analysis thereby confirms that under market coupling, economically inefficient cross-border flows in the wrong direction can be avoided. From a policy point of view, however, we show that further market integration can be hindered by individual energy market regulation on a national level, which may be opposed to supra-national frameworks such as market coupling.

Keywords: Energy Finance; Financial and Economic Modeling; Volatility; Forecasting; Quantitative Finance; Energy Markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G20 G32 Q40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf) (text/html)
Ebook Access is available upon purchase.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This item can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this chapter

More chapters in World Scientific Book Chapters from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Tai Tone Lim ().

Page updated 2021-10-18
Handle: RePEc:wsi:wschap:9789813278387_0005