Balancing market price levels have fallen considerably for a third consecutive week, between December 21 and 27, latest figures published by power grid operator IPTO have shown.
According to this data, the balancing market price averaged 7.18 euros per MWh for the seven-day period, considerably lower than levels of about 10.5 euros per MWh registered a week earlier.
RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, is making an effort to normalize the target model’s new markets, launched two months ago.
Balancing market prices rose sharply during the first few weeks of the launch, especially troubling non-vertically integrated suppliers and forcing the authority to prepare a price ceiling for producer offers.
The recent downward trajectory in balancing market prices has been interpreted as an effort for price restraint by producers.
RAE now considers that it should wait before imposing tough restrictions on producer offers.