In response to a recent discovery of structural congestion in the electricity transmission network connecting Bornholm Energy Island to Zealand and Germany, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has launched consultations to revise the electricity market bidding zone configuration. The move comes after the DEA informed the European Commission and the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) about their decision to amend Denmark's bidding zone setup.
According to Danish Transmission System Operator (TSO) Energinet, the structural congestion in the transmission network prompted this initiative. Denmark, in accordance with regulatory requirements, is obligated to engage with relevant stakeholders to seek input and feedback regarding the proposed changes.
The DEA has now opened the decision for consultation, inviting stakeholders to provide their comments and insights via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultation period is set to conclude on November 16, 2023.
Once the consultation phase is completed, the Danish Energy Agency will carefully review the comments received. It is expected that Denmark will finalize the decision on establishing the new bidding zone by the end of 2023, in collaboration with EU regulators, to address the identified congestion issue.