Flow-based e-learning courses in collaboration with

To understand Flow-Based Market Coupling

Four e-learning courses have been developed by RTE and EPEXSPOT Power Exchange experts.

These training courses are available in English, French and German on EPEXSPOT e-learning platform.

To register, please click here.

Registration gives access to one or more courses to 1 user for 1 year. Packages for several users and/or several courses are available.

E-learning courses content :
  • FB1
Refresh your knowledge about TSOs and ATC

TSO' s role: Roles of TSOs / Different timeframes to determine cross-border capacities (yearly, monthly auctions …) / Timing of the cross-border capacity calculation in the day-ahead auction process
ATC: How are ATCs calculated? Which results, when and who for?/ Benefits of ATC market coupling / Next step: Flow-Based. Why? Flow-Based benefits compared to ATC Capacity Calculation

  • FB2
Understand Flow-Based methodology

General concepts and principles: Physical flows versus commercial flows, net position and Ptdfs definition / Critical branches / Relationship between margins, ptdfs and Net Positions / FB domain construction (versus ATC domain) / LT nominations impacts
Which results are available, when and who for?
Impacts on prices: No congestion case / Congestion case: what are the impacts on prices? / Relationship between prices and Ptdfs

  • FB3
Learn more about Flow-Based capacity calculation

How do TSOs calculate the different data provided?: Common Grid Model (Base Case) and critical branches / Zonal and nodal Ptdfs / Generation Shift Key (GSK) – conceptual approach / Flow Reliability Margin (FRM) / Grid remedial Actions
Intraday ATC calculation + Shadow auctions
Articulation between CWE FB methodology and the other day-ahead coupling projects (hybrid-coupling)

  • FB4
Grasp Flow-Based parameters and the impacts for traders

Comparison before/after Flow-Based: Countries involved in the Flow-Based methodology / Process compari¬son in terms of data provided + timing / How data were made available to users in ATC? How will they be in FB? Which outputs were/are available (Margins, Ptdfs, critical branches …)
Expected FB market coupling impacts: Convergence/spreads/welfare
Impacts on trading: Understand the specificities of market price formation under flow-based constraints: Thor¬ough explanation of the plain and intuitive solutions / How to use the utility tool?