Successful go-live of the Core Flow-Based Market Coupling project, including Day-Ahead Market Coupling on Croatian – Hungarian border

The Market Coupling Steering Committee (MCSC) welcomes the successful go-live of the Flow-Based Market Coupling project on 8 June 2022. The successful go-live of Core FB MC is the result of the close cooperation between all involved NEMOs, TSOs and regulatory authorities.

Additionally, today, for the first time and as part of the Core FB MC project, day-ahead crosszonal capacity between Croatia and Hungary has been implicitly allocated via the Euphemia algorithm. Integration of the Croatian-Hungarian bidding zone border into SDAC marks another major achievement in the completion of the European target model.

The Core Flow-Based Market Coupling (Core FB MC) project promotes the development and implementation of a flow-based day-ahead market coupling across the whole Core capacity calculation region (Core CCR) in the framework of the Single Day-Ahead Coupling (SDAC). The Core CCR consists of the bidding zone borders between the following EU Member States’ bidding zones: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The press release of the CORE project is available here.