Introduction to Market4RES Questionnaire
This questionnaire has been drafted in the context of the European Project ‘Market4RES’, which is aimed at providing recommendations on the developments to take place in short and long term electricity markets driving a successful and efficient integration of large amounts of RES generation in the long term.

Within this project, Work Package 3 focuses on the conceptual assessment of design options for the developments to take place in short and long term markets. Options here selected as most promising should be further investigated in WP5 of our project with the help of quantitative models to determine which deserve being proposed for their implementation.
A Workshop on the first findings of the analysis conducted within WP3 of the project took place in Brussels on the 24th of June. There, the project team presented their preliminary conclusions on preferred, or most promising, design options, together with those that should be disqualified as contenders because they had some serious drawbacks. Arguments for the selection of best, and worst, design options were provided.

This questionnaire represents a logical continuation of our Workshop and is aimed at collecting useful feedback from relevant stakeholders like you on a set of issues related to the design of markets that we believe are specially critical and controversial, or disputable. Topics to discuss have been arranged into a reduced number of blocks related to main aspects of the functioning of markets both in the long and the short term.

We count on your participation to provide us with very valuable information to take into account in our final analysis and conclusions. If you feel like answering only a specific part of the questionnaire because this is more the most related to your field expertise, do not hesitate to do so. We also encourage you to disseminate this within your institutions looking for complementary expertise.

Many thanks on behalf of WP3 team within the Market4RES project.

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The increasing penetration of RES-E is known to increase the necessity of flexibility and fast markets. To achieve these characteristics the timing and time intervals defining the different short-term markets may need to be revisited.
A) Day-ahead market
Q-1.1 (Day-ahead market): Is the 1 hour time step of the Day Ahead Price Coupling of Regions adequate?
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Q-1.1 (Day-ahead market): If "No" in 1.1, what settlement period would be more suitable?
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Q-2.1 (Day-ahead markets): Would there be any gain from extending the trading (aka scheduling) horizon (currently 24 hours)?
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Q-3.1 (Day-ahead markets): Is the lead time adequate? (The lead time is the time elapsing between the moment the scheduling is determined and the physical commitment starts)
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B) Intra-day markets
Q-4.1 (Intra-day markets): In the intra-day time frame, what are the benefits/drawbacks of adding discrete auctions to continuous trading?
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Q-4.2 (Intra-day markets): How  can the complementary auctions be implemented in practice? (e.g. what frequency, whether or not call them or not at a predefined time, stop or not the continuous trading to increase liquidity, etc .)
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Q -5.1: (Intra-day markets): Is there a need to improve cross-border capacity pricing in the intra-day time frame?  
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Q-5.2 (Intra-day markets): If "Yes" in 5.1, how can this be achieved?
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Q-6.1 (Intra-day markets): Are complex or block bids necessary in the intra-day horizon
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C) Reserve Markets
Q-7.1 (Reserve markets): When should short-term operational reserves be procured (year ahead, month ahead, day ahead, other )?
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Q-8.1 (Reserve markets): How do you think the lack of co-optimization between energy and reserve requirements is affecting the overall efficiency?
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D) Gate closure
Q-9.1 (Gate closure): What are the advantages and disadvantages of moving the gate closure closer to real-time?
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