On behalf of the Electricity Market Group under the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Energy Research commissioned DNV to review how independent aggregation is (or will be) regulated across Europe in different markets. The study describes independent aggregator models – uncorrected, central settlement and corrected models – and how they are implemented in Europe. The whole regulation is addressed, but emphasis is put on questions concerning compensation mechanisms.

The objectives of the study are to:

  • Present a detailed description of the aggregation models chosen for independent aggregation in selected European countries.
  • Describe the experience and the view of market parties active in selected European markets regarding the independent aggregation framework.
  • Analyse what lessons can be drawn from the selected European countries and apply those lessons to the Nordics.

The selected countries were Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. By learning from their experiences, the study supports the Nordic region’s process of drafting their own regulation.

As part of this study, DNV has performed a desk study that has been complemented by interviews with several aggregators and with several national regulatory authorities.

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