Flow based market coupling is now being implemented in Central Western Europe (Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium), as a means to utilize the grid more efficiently.
Model runs with flow based market coupling indicate slightly higher power prices in Germany and the Nordics as a consequence of the new market design. However, flow based market coupling also increases the complexity of the market. This may offset the positive effects for Nordic generators.
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