From the beginning, RTE has been working with market participants, in accordance with the principles set forth in European network codes, to develop mechanisms that encourage the opening of the French electricity market and its integration within Europe.
- To integrate the changes resulting from the EU’s Electricity Balancing (EB) regulation, the TERRE (Trans European Replacement Reserve Exchange) project will include a common platform over which several European countries can trade balancing energy with an activation time of under 30 minutes. RTE will participate in it starting in the second half of 2020.
- A coordinated capacity calculation process that complies with the EU’s Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM) regulation, already performed in parallel to the existing weekly calculation method since July 2019, will also apply to day-ahead trading at the France-Spain border in the first quarter of 2020.
- On 30 November 2016, the European Commission unveiled its Clean Energy Package, or CEP, with a series of measures designed to address changes in energy markets arising from the transition to clean energies. The CEP stipulates that a minimum of 70% of infrastructure capacity must be made available for cross-border trade by 1st January 2020. The floor will become mandatory in 2025. In the meantime, TSOs may seek derogations or implement action plans.