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Eight years in the making: power flows without borders in Europe

Flow-based market coupling matches supply and demand and lets prices dictate where power flows

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Wind turbines are pictured in RWE Offshore-Windpark Nordsee Ost in the North sea, 30 km from Helgoland, Germany, on May 11, 2015.

London

AFTER almost two years of delays, Germany, France and their neighbours in central-western Europe were scheduled to connect their electricity markets on Wednesday under a system that lets prices dictate where power flows between countries.

Flow-based market coupling will