Cross-zonal capacity - 70% target

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The 70% target

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Maximising cross-zonal trading opportunities is a core element to ensure an efficient internal electricity market. It is also important for meeting a number of future challenges in Europe's energy trajectory, including the decarbonisation targets.

The Clean Energy Package offers a new opportunity to increase the capacity offered for cross-zonal trade. In particular, Transmission System Operators are required to ensure that at least 70% of the transmission capacity is offered for cross-zonal trade, while respecting operational security limits. ​

What's the role of ACER?

​The 70% target has become a key element of market integration, which requires intensive monitoring. To ensure a harmonised approach on how to monitor the achievement of the minimum level of available cross-zonal capacity (MACZT), ACER will monitor the MACZT in relation to the 70% target.

The results will be regularly published in dedicated reports. 

 

 

Electricity wholesale markets continue to integrate in the EU but cross-border capacity is limitedhttps://extranet.acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/Electricity-wholesale-markets-continue-to-integrate-in-the-EU-but-cross-border-capacity-is-limited.aspx20/10/2020 23:00:00Electricity wholesale markets continue to integrate in the EU but cross-border capacity is limited
ACER releases its second 70% target report on the minimum margin available for cross-zonal electricity trade in the EUhttps://extranet.acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-releases-its-second-70-target-report-on-the-minimum-margin-available-for-cross-zonal-electricity-trade-in-the-EU.aspx01/06/2021 23:00:00ACER releases its second 70% target report on the minimum margin available for cross-zonal electricity trade in the EU
ACER consults on reasoned amendments to the Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management Regulation https://extranet.acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-consults-on-reasoned-amendments-to-the-Capacity-Allocation-and-Congestion-Management-Regulation-(CACM-2-0).aspx14/04/2021 23:00:00ACER consults on reasoned amendments to the Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management Regulation