On 21 April 2022, ENTSO-E organised a public workshop on the Bidding Zone Review.

In the context of the current Bidding Zones Review process, ENTSO-E and the TSOs wanted to present the following points during the public workshop:

  • an overview of the second Bidding Zone Review process,
  • the process and work done on the Locational Marginal Price (LMP) study for Continental Europe and Ireland, and the Nordic region, and
  • the next steps in the Bidding Zone Review process, specially presenting the stakeholders’ involvement plan for the next 18 months as proposed by ENTSO-E and the TSOs.

The slides presented are now available here.

You will find the recording on this link.

In case of any questions, please contact Gjorgji Shemov.

Additional background information:

As part of the Clean Energy for all Europeans package, Article 14(3) of Regulation (EU) 2019/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the internal market for electricity a bidding zone review shall be carried out.

On 24th November 2020, ACER issued its decision (Decision No 29/2020) on the methodology and assumptions that are to be used in the bidding zone review process and for the alternative bidding zone configurations to be considered . Annex 2 of the ACER decision on the bidding zone review methodology includes a request for TSOs to deliver the results of a European Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP) simulation pursuant to Article 11 of the methodology. The results are intended as input for ACER to define the alternative bidding zone configurations that are to be considered in the bidding zone review process. Once defined by ACER (expected by 1 July, 2022) the Bidding zones review process will be triggered, and the TSOs will have 12 months to deliver the Bidding Zones Review report with a recommendation to amend or not the current Bidding zones.

Terms of Reference – Bidding Zone Review Consultative Group (BZR CG).