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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.

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E-learning courses content

Module 1 : 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.

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Module 2 : 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.

Module 3 : 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.
  • Calcul de l’ATC infra journalier et shadow auctions.
  • Articulation entre la méthodologie Flow-Based dans CWE et les autres projets de couplage sur le Day-Ahead (couplage hybride).

Module 4 : Grasp Flow-Based parameters and the impacts for traders

  • Comparison before/after Flow-Based: Countries involved in the Flow-Based methodology / Process comparison 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: Thorough explanation of the plain and intuitive solutions / How to use the utility tool?

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