In December 2011, EPEX SPOT has introduced the 15 Minutes Continuous Intraday market within the German control areas. This paper describes this market, some new developments in the last four years and discusses the role that it can play to help overcome renewable energy intermittency. March 2015 solar eclipse illustrates how flexible generation and demand side management efforts can be rewarded on these markets.
Keywords: 15 Minutes continuous intraday market, energy demand, renewables
Jel Code: Q40, L94