Market Report

05/2020 Amprion Market Report 2020

Amprion has published its Market Report 2020, revealing how the electricity market in the Central Western Europe (CWE) region has developed between 2015 and 2019. It discloses that the transmission system operators were able to further reduce trade barriers in the European electricity market.

06/2019 Amprion Market Report 2019. Flow-Based Market Coupling: Development of the Market and Grid Situation 2015-2018

Amprion published its Report of the Market and Grid Situation 2015-2018. This report provides evidence for the significant benefits resulting from Amprion’s strong and steadily enhanced cooperation within the Central Western Europe (CWE) region and beyond. Due to its central location in Europe, Amprion serves as an important electricity transit zone. German exports towards its neighbours reach absolute levels of up to 15 GW, Amprion provides the transmission capacity for a significant contribution of up to 8 GW to this overall German export.

04/2018 Flow based market coupling - Development of the market and grid situation

In the current debate on the further development of the Flow based market coupling (FBMC) the most prominent criticism is the alleged limitation of cross-zonal exchanges by TSOs. This is supposed to be due to insufficient coordination amongst TSOs and, more importantly, the discrimination of cross-zonal exchanges in favour of internal exchanges.

Regrettably, the significant progress of market integration over the last years as well as the strong mutual support between TSOs during critical electricity grid and supply situations rarely gets mentioned in this context.

Right from the very beginning of market integration, Amprion has together with its neighbouring TSOs been actively participating in a large number of regional and European initiatives, including the CWE, NWE, MRC and CORE market coupling as well as the XBID, TSC, SSC and IGCC projects1. This report provides evidence for the significant mutual benefits resulting from our strong and steadily enhanced cooperation with TSOs of the CWE region and beyond.