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by Elias De Keyser, Jan de Decker, Paul KreutzkampJuly 23, 2019
Error screen symbolizes the German mixed price system.
Development of capacities in the German balancing energy market since 2010 till today.
The German balancing markets worked efficiently before the introduction of the mixed price system. Parties were incentivised to reduce their imbalances by trading intraday, which became a liquid market. Calls for reserve power decreased.
Cost of provision for control energy
The pre-mixed pricing system saw reservation costs dropping significantly for all balancing reserves.
Increasing Costs for the provision of secondary and tertiary control reserve in the mixed price system.
Since the introduction of mixed pricing, the reservation cost of reserve power has shot up. These costs are, via grid tariffs, borne by all end consumers.
Control reserve activation of more than 80 Percent of the available amount in of R2 and R3
Elias de Keyser is a flexibility expert at Next Kraftwerke Belgium.

Elias De Keyser

Energy & Flexibility Expert

Jan de Decker is CEO at Next Kraftwerke Belgium.

Jan de Decker

Co-founder & CEO Next Kraftwerke Belgium

Paul Kreutzkamp is CEO at Next Kraftwerke Belgium.

Paul Kreutzkamp

Co-founder & CEO Next Kraftwerke Belgium