One year flow-based market coupling

Since May 2015, flow-based market coupling is in place in Western Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany/Austria and France). Flow-based market coupling (FBMC) replaced the available transfer capacity (ATC) method to calculate the available cross-border transmission capacity in the day-ahead market. In this panel session, different stakeholders present and discuss the lessons learned after one year flow-based market coupling.

Detailed outline

  1. Short introduction by panel chairs
  2. What is Flow-Based Market Coupling?
    • General introduction to FBMC methodology and differences with ATC
  3. What is the impact of FBMC on the market outcome?
    • Off-line runs 2014-2015
    • Historical results since launch in May 2015
  4. What are the lessons learned?
    • Advantages and disadvantages of FBMC.
    • What are the next steps?
    • What is the role of the academic sector?


Session Chairs

  • Erik Delarue (KU Leuven)
  • Kenneth Van den Bergh (KU Leuven)
  • Glenn Plancke (KU Leuven)

Panel members

  • Patrick Luickx (CREG)
  • Christophe Mestdag (Elia)
  • Andreas Ehrenmann (Engie)
  • Yves Langer (Belpex)