Due to the onset of the winter season and a sustained period of high electricity prices, the Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) involved in the Single Day-Ahead Coupling have decided to increase the threshold that triggers the second auction procedure.
This will increase from EUR 1,500 to EUR 2,400 per MWh, a change that will be implemented as of Wednesday 7th December (first trading day).
The goal of this change is to maintain security of operations by avoiding triggering second auctions on a regular basis and thus binding operational resources, which could endanger the market coupling session by increasing the risk of full decoupling.
Earlier in November Nord Pool announced its own changes to day-ahead threshold levels for its Baltics markets. The increased threshold announced then has now been superseded by this NEMO threshold announcement.
The second auction procedure is triggered when certain price levels are achieved in the coupled day-ahead auction, in order to allow market participants to review their positions when price levels are higher than usual.
The following countries are affected by the threshold switch to EUR 2,400 :
The following countries are still being studied for potentially performing the same change:
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Oslo, 24 November 2022
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