The Portuguese and Spanish electricity prices have historically been closely correlated and frequently identical. On Christmas Eve (24th of December 2022), a strong separation between both markets' Intraday prices has been notable.
Two main factors contributed to the event
1. Strong precipitation in Iberia led to high levels of hydroelectric production in Portugal.
2. Insufficient transmission capacity to transport excess electricity from Portugal to Spain
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