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What is the role of interconnectors?

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Consultancy firm Sweco has shown that cutting its international interconnectors is the most effective way for Sweden to reduce its electricity prices - see link below (needs autotranslation from Swedish). What level of interconnector capacity do you think a country/state should have? To what extent should the interest of citizens in other countries/states determine the design of electricity markets? 


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Matt Chester on Nov 30, 2022

I imagine this is more of a long-term solution, though, rather than anything that will be able to be implemented in time to deal with the current energy crisis. Is that the case? 

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Magnus Soederberg on Dec 6, 2022

Yes, cutting interconnectors (for those who think that is the way to go) is a long term option. It's about how we view the electricity/energy markets: are they local or should they be connected? And if connected, what rules should apply?

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