Romania joins the CZ-SK-HU Market Coupling project

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14th December 2011 the Steering Group of CZ-SK-HU Market Coupling project discussed latest development in the project and welcomed initiatives of Romanian and Polish stakeholders to join the project.

The Steering Group of the CZ-SK-HU Market Coupling (MC) approved the official application of Romanian Market Operator (OPCOM), Transmission System Operator (Transelectrica) and National Regulatory Agency (ANRE) for joining the project. Mutual dialogues on more intensive collaboration and harmonization of integration processes will be commenced within next weeks. The Steering Group also welcomed initiatives of major Polish stakeholders, that demonstrated willingness to participate in and contribute to the project. Possible cooperation will be further discussed.

Mr. Gábor Szörényi, the Director of the Hungarian Energy Office (MEH), said: I am very glad that the stakeholders from our neighboring countries show interest in the market coupling project. It proves that the project is going in the right direction and that the goals set down (CZ-SK-HU MC by 1st July 2012., and joining to CWE/NWE as soon as possible)  are perceived as realistic and contributing to our common goal - creation of the Internal Electricity Market by 2014.

The Steering Group of the CZ-SK-HU Market Coupling (MC) project further acknowledged the progress achieved by the project team. Market Operators are implementing the harmonized technical solution into their IT infrastructure and effectively employing new processes and procedures. Transmission System Operators advanced in assessment of the required technical solution and started preparation of the necessary procurement related to the project.