EPEX SPOT traded volumes hit 50 TWh

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 1 December 2015.

In November 2015, a total volume of 51.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT and APX Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (November 2014: 41.4 TWh). With 24% growth year-on-year, November 2015 was the strongest month in the history of the power exchanges in Central Western Europe and the UK.
All-time daily record was reached on 19 November with a total of 2,003,904 MWh traded across the markets.

Day-Ahead markets

In November 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX markets) accounted for a total of 46,347,393 MWh (November 2014: 37,252,644 MWh).

All-time high monthly volumes were reached on the French and UK Day-Ahead markets. The French Day-Ahead market experienced already the second consecutive all-time monthly high with 11,160,882 MWh traded while 4,407,644 MWh was traded on the APX Power UK Day-Ahead market.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 22% of the time (November 2014: 26%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets (including APX), a total volume of 4,965,282 MWh was traded in November 2015 (November 2014: 4,146,054 MWh).
In November, cross-border trades represented 12% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 10% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

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

New members

In November, EPEX SPOT welcomed new members to its markets. Multiutility S.P.A. joined the German/Austrian, French and Swiss Day-Ahead auctions. Board Gais Energy Ltd became a new member of the exchange by joining the APX Power UK market. CEZ a.s. extended their existing EPEX SPOT membership to the French Intraday market.

– ENDS

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