Germany’s current power system is unbalanced: Renewable energy generation in the North does not match the load centres in the South. As a result, the market faces generation demand mismatch and logistical problems, as well as rising costs. One solution widely debated at both the European and national level is the introduction of a bidding zone split that would divide Germany into two or more power price regions.
Access the report to discover:
- What could different configurations of bidding zones look like and how do they affect the power market?
- What are the key uncertainties for the impact of a bidding zone split?
- What implications would a bidding zone split have on the production of green hydrogen in Germany?
- What cost differences would emerge for the energy-intensive industry and other power consumers?