GOPACS is an initiative of the Dutch grid operators:
Frequently Asked Questions
GOPACS is not a market platform, but it uses orders on existing electricity market platforms. ETPA is the first market platform that has joined GOPACS. Participating parties trade electricity by placing buy orders and sell orders on the ETPA market platform. GOPACS quickly calculates if the order meets the following conditions:
1. It solves the congestion situation.
2. It does aggravate congestion elsewhere in the electricity grid.
In the event of a price difference between the buy order and a sell order, the grid operators pay the price difference (the spread), bringing about a match between the orders on the market platform. Result: the congestion is solved.
GOPACS helps to keep the electricity grid reliable
Daan Schut - CTO, Alliander
What People are saying about GOPACS
Owner - Kwekerij Lijntje
"Because of my contribution to solving the congestion problem via GOPACS, I have an extension to get more out of my CHP. This offers me a better return."
Head of Short Term Trading - Engie
"We embrace the transparency that GOPACS brings us in various areas: GOPACS clearly indicates where there are network problems and thus where we cannot further fine-tune our power stations. It also clearly indicates which volumes are sought and traded. This transparency benefits competitiveness."
CEO - Powerhouse
"Congestion is an important social problem that is only increasing. That is why we were one of the first to join. Powerhouse is convinced that we can offer a solution to the transport problem with the Gopacs platform and the power of our customers."
Join GOPACS! Participating in GOPACS is interesting for every market party with the ability to influence electricity consumption or the generation of electricity, which can offer this flexibility to trade.