In particular, it may not be immediately apparent to which importing party (specifically, which balancing service provider, or BSP) the reserve scarcity pricing adder would be paid (via the foreign TSO): it may not be possible to distinguish between BSP activation in the neighbouring control area for the purpose of managing its own imbalance from responding to reserve scarcity abroad. Thus, either all cross-border BSPs should get the full reserve scarcity pricing adder, or the value of the adder should be distributed across the cross-border BSPs in proportion to energy exported. Both cases lead to price distortion and a possible distortion of efficient dispatch.

Welcome to the Power System Blueprint!

Climate neutrality requires the full decarbonisation of the power sector. As this is one of Europe’s biggest challenges today, there is a need for speed.

The Power System Blueprint lays out how to design the regulatory context to achieve a clean, reliable, equitable and affordable European power system by 2035. The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) pulled together the latest insights to support regulators, NGOs, governments and anyone pursuing a decarbonised European power system.

Quick guide on how to use this website:

  • The Blueprint is a schematic of regulatory solutions linked to six important central principles.
  • In the suite of regulatory solutions (also known as factsheets), you will find comprehensive information, the most important regulatory steps and further reading.
  • You can systematically work through the whole Blueprint, only select specific solutions or start from one of the eight main barriers (see barriers menu at the bottom of the homepage). Choose your own path!

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