With the rising share of intermittent generation in the European generation mix, integrated intraday markets represent important tool for market parties to keep positions balanced. The purpose of the SIDC (Single Intraday Coupling) initiative is to increase the overall efficiency of intraday trading.
SIDC currently couples the continuous intraday markets of 22 countries. Integration of Northern Italian borders (IT-FR, IT-AT and IT-SI) as well as the Italian internal bidding zones borders is confirmed now to go-live on 21st September 2021. Integration of Greek borders (GR-IT and GR-BG) and Slovak borders (SK-CZ, SK-HU) into SIDC is expected to go-live in 2022. The border SK-PL is expected to go-live in Q2 2023.
E-Bridge is providing SIDC project with project management and technical expertise on level of various project bodies (Local Implementation Projects Testing Coordinator, chairman of Market and System Design group, convenor of Flow-based, Intraday Auctions and Losses Subgroups). In these project bodies current and future design aspects of the common IT system are addressed and geographical extensions supported.
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