Record volume on UK, overall Intraday markets

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 1 February 2016.

In January 2016, a total volume of 49.41 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2015: 47.72 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In January 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 43,965,077 MWh (January 2015: 42,652,741 MWh).

The Power UK Day-Ahead market experienced another month of extraordinary growth and reached a new monthly record with 5,153,435 MWh traded, up by 201% from January 2015. The all-time daily high was reached on 20 January 2016 for delivery on 21 January with a total of 219,362 MWh traded.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 37% of the time (January 2015: 10%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets (including APX), a total volume of 5,449,568 MWh was traded in January 2016 (January 2015: 5,068,114 MWh). This is a new overall all-time high on the Intraday markets in Central Western Europe and the UK region (last record from July 2015: 5,342,822 MWh).
In January, cross-border trades represented 12% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

Details on volumes and prices are available in the enclosed monthly report on pages 3 and 4.

New members

In January, EPEX SPOT welcomed Brookfield Renewable Supply 2 Ltd to its Power UK market as a new member to the exchange. Shell Energy Europe Ltd extended its existing EPEX SPOT memberships to the German Intraday 15-minutes auction while E.N.E.R Trading S.p.A. extended its memberships to include the German Intraday market.

– ENDS

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