Drawing on Elements of Market Design for Poland (written by RAP for the Forum for Energy Analysis), Wirtualna Nowa Polska outlines shortcomings with the current operating reserve and highlights potential solutions. According to the article, the operating reserve, introduced to address low energy prices on the wholesale market and the risk of plant retirements, distorts market prices without providing additional security to the system. The Forum for Energy Analysis recommends revising or replacing the operating reserve to more effectively support power system reliability. 

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