AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS/LONDON, 4 February 2014
Power spot and clearing exchange APX today announces the volumes of its power markets for the month of January. A total of 7.13 TWh was traded and cleared on the exchange, which is in line with the previous months.
A total of 151,674 trades were placed across the APX power spot markets.
Volumes traded on the Power NL Day-Ahead auction recorded 3.84 TWh, while the Dutch Intraday market saw 52 GWh traded in January; both slightly down from January ‘13.
A total of 64,315 trades were registered on the Dutch power market in January.
The Belpex Day-Ahead auction recorded 1.47 TWh in January while 44 GWh was traded on the Belpex Intraday market.
A total of 26,993 trades were registered on the Belgian power market.
The Power UK market registered a total of 1.73 TWh traded. A total of 1.21 TWh was recorded on the Continuous market. Power UK Day-Ahead auction experienced 11% growth in traded
volumes and recorded 503 GWh.
Power UK OTC Bilateral clearing registered 13.5 GWh.
A total of 60,366 trades were registered on the UK power market in January.
CWE Price Convergence
In January, the entire CWE region had full price convergence for approximately 28% of the time. The Dutch price converged with the German price 31% and with the Belgian price 55% of
the time. The Belgian price was converging with the French price 94% of the time.
In December, the Dutch power index for the Day-Ahead Market, APX NL DAM Index, had a monthly average price of €45.28/MWh. Belix, the index for the Belpex Day-Ahead Market, had a monthly average price of €39.71/MWh. The UK power index for the Day-Ahead Market, UKPX Auction Base Index, had a monthly average price of £46.34/MWh.
UKPX RPD Spot Base Load Index (derived from APX Power UK’s Reference Price Data (RPD)) had a high of £53.70/MWh on 20 January and a low of £37.14/MWh on 1 January.
UKPX RPD Spot Industrial Peak Load Index (also RPD-derived) had a high of £61.15/MWh on 27 January and a low of £41.01/MWh on 1 January.