"We have agreed upon energy transition in Europe, but we have no shared view of what to do and where to go," said Bornard. He emphasised the common European need to develop renewable energy, but also the need for consumer flexibility, grid development and developing sound market designs; as well as the challenges inherent in lacking coordination between solutions. "It will not be possible to achieve a joint European power market in 2014," Bornard claimed.
Andreassen highlighted Norway and the Nordic region as pioneers as regards the market and international solutions. "We need more grid connections and further market development. We have cooperated and developed the market for many years in the Nordic region," said Andreassen, who believes that the rest of Europe can learn from this, for example how to find solutions based on socio-economic profitability.
Both Bornard and Andreassen pointed at challenges concerning possible capacity markets, where different countries find individual solutions. "I have no faith in the capacity market," said Andreassen. "It is a result of using solutions that are not market-based to generate too much renewable energy.
"Again, we need pioneers, innovation and good cooperation between European system operators."