The upcoming “Core Flow-Based Market Coupling” shall join in a single framework 13 different countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. This means that a PTDF matrix covering at least 13 net positions shall be introduced. The parallel run is the scheduled period when those data shall be published.
It was March 2015 when on the CWE regions — at that time FR, DE-AT, NL, BE — was performed a public parallel run, regarding the switching to flow-based market coupling, the so-called FB MC project. The models used to forecast market signals had to be changed. New modeling of transmission constraints was arriving.
At that time, we worked with an important company working on energy trading in CWE to build new tools to analyze the electricity market with the flow-based.
Now other changes will be arriving. The extension of the FB MC to other countries will be handled with the so-called Core FB MC project.