Kick-off meeting held for Croatia-Serbia-Bulgaria market coupling project
The kick-off meeting for the initiation of a trilateral power market coupling project between Croatia, Serbia, and Bulgaria (HR-RS-BG) was successfully held on February 13 in Belgrade, the South East European Power Exchange (SEEPEX) said on its website.
The meeting was attended by all main stakeholders – transmission system operators (TSOs) HOPS, EMS, and ESO, power exchanges CROPEX, SEEPEX, and IBEX, and national regulatory authorities – the Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA), the Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia (AERS), and the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Bulgaria (KEVR).
The initiative was welcomed by all parties involved. A joint commitment was confirmed to provide all necessary efforts and resources in order to ensure project feasibility and its timely implementation, the IBES said on its website.
The final goal of the project is to implement trilateral market coupling within the multi-regional coupling (MRC) framework which is expected to provide long-term benefits for market participants and consumers within the current initiative.