Subscriber Webinar

Tuesday 26 October 2023, 11:30–12:30 CEST

Time to part ways?—Implications of a potential bidding zone split for Germany

The renewables buildout in Germany is starting to take up more momentum again. While this is positive news for Germany’s climate ambition, it will also exacerbate strains on the power grid and increase curtailment of renewable energy. Moreover, the expected rise in electricity demand, from electrification of industry or new consumers like electrolysers, potentially calls for more regionalised price signals. One prominently debated instrument is a bidding zone split, dividing Germany into multiple power price regions.

During this webinar, we will cover the following key questions:

  • Which generators and consumers would be most affected by a price-zone split? Can a price-zone split be expected to regionally steer investment decisions?
  • What cost differences would emerge for the energy intensive industry and other power consumers?
  • What implications would a bidding zone split have on the production of green hydrogen in Germany?
  • Does a bidding zone split help to steer and ease the energy transition? What other instruments could provide the necessary locational signals?

Subscribers Only

This session is for GB Power Market and GB Renewables subscribers only.


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