Under the ERGEG Regional Initiative Northern Europe, market coupling of the Scandinavian and German electricity markets by way of implicit auctions via the interconnectors between Energinet.dk (Jutland/Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH, and via the KONTEK direct current cable between Energinet.dk (Seeland/Denmark) and 50Hertz was established with effect from 09 November 2009. The European Market Coupling Company GmbH (EMCC) has been entrusted with carrying out these implicit auctions at the German-Danish border, and - in this context - with managing the transmission capacity available over the KONTEK direct current cable.
Press release on Market Coupling Germany-Denmark
In November 2010 the Interim Tight Volume Coupling between northern Europe (NE) and central western Europe (CWE) was introduced by the EMCC and the 16 transmission system operators and electricity exchanges, simultaneously with the market coupling for CWE. You can find information on this subject here:
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To achieve its goal of creating a single European internal energy market, the European Commission has prescribed the Europe-wide introduction of the integrated Single Price Coupling (SPC) for day-ahead power trading.
As a first step, the SPC was introduced on 4 February 2014 in the north-western European (NWE: grouping of the NE, CWE and GB regions) and south-western European (SWE) regions, replacing the ITVC implemented by the EMCC. The following steps will see the expansion of the SPC with more regions.
Press release on NWE price coupling (04/02/2014)