43 TWh of power traded in Central Western Europe and UK

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 1 October 2015. In September 2015, a total volume of 43 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT and APX Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (September 2014: 29.9 TWh on EPEX SPOT and 7.7 TWh on APX).

Day-Ahead markets

In September 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 28,808,355 MWh (September 2014: 27,288,905 MWh) and on APX Day-Ahead markets 9,611,588 MWh (September 2014: 6,464,405 MWh). The APX Power UK Day-Ahead auction reached an all-time monthly record with a total of 4,333,839 MWh traded.

Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 8% of the time (September 2014: 9%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 3,397,453 MWh was traded in September 2015 (September 2014: 2,635,849 MWh). The APX Intraday markets totaled 1,165,278 MWh (September 2014: 1,207,929 MWh).

In August, cross-border trades represented 16.9% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 12.6% of the volume traded on the German and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

Trading participants

In September, EPEX SPOT admitted POWERMART ApS for trading on the Swiss and French Intraday market; Ekologicke Zdroje Energie s.r.o. for trading on the German/Austrian Day-Ahead Auction, on the Austrian Intraday market and on the German 15-minute Intraday call auction; and Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG for trading on the German 15-minute Intraday call auction.

Please find further details on the volumes and prices below:

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes
Monthly
volume
MWh
Monthly
volume –
previous year
MWh
Total 42,982,675 37,597,088
Day-Ahead 38,419,943 33,753,310
  Day-Ahead DE/AT 19,328,561 20,246,063
  Day-Ahead FR 7,532,908 5,267,109
  Day-Ahead UK total- Day-Ahead Auction UK

– Half-Hour 15:30 auction UK

4,333,8394,165,014

168,825

1,120,9501,120,950

0*

  Day-Ahead NL 3,326,875 3,394,851
  Day-Ahead BE 1,950,874 1,948,604
  Day-Ahead CH 1,946,886 1,775,733
Intraday 4,562,732 3,843,778
  Intraday DE/AT total- hourly continuous DE/AT

– 15-min continuous DE

– 15-min call auction DE

2,956,5952,250,281

339,439

366,875

2,297,1931,829,796

467,397

0**

  Intraday FR 296,393 247,411
  Continuous UK 1,055,185 1,009,093
  Intraday NL 75,341 122,406
  Intraday BE 34,752 76,430
  Intraday CH total- hourly continuous

– 15-min continuous

144,466139,335

5,131

91,24581,326

9,919

* Segment launched in February 2015
** Segment launched in December 2014

Additionally, the Power UK OTC Bilateral Give-up registered 8,772 MWh.

Prices and Indices

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak***)
Price/MWh
Day-Ahead DE/AT – PHELIX €31.88 / €38.78
Day-Ahead FR €37.45 / €45.33
Day-Ahead UK £41.55 / £44.39
Day-Ahead NL €39.67 / €44.16
Day-Ahead BE €52.50 / €64.05
Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX €36.58 / €43.90
European Electricity Index – ELIX €32.11 / €39.72****
Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous) €31.75 / €38.93
Intraday 15-minute call auction DE €32.02 / €38.69
Intraday FR €37.00 / €44.57
Intraday NL €42.53 / €51.77
Intraday BE €50.22 / €60.70
Intraday CH (hourly continuous) €36.77 / €44.17

*** Peak excl. weekend
**** calculated on the orders of DE/AT, FR & CH under the assumption of unlimited transmission capacity between the markets
– ENDS

Download Press Release The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE operates the short-term electricity markets for Germany, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. Striving for the creation of a European single market for electricity, EPEX SPOT shares its expertise with partners across the continent and beyond. EPEX SPOT is a European company (Societas Europaea) in corporate structure and staff, based in Paris with offices in Amsterdam, Bern, Brussels, Leipzig, London and Vienna. More than 280 companies trade over 450 TWh of electricity on EPEX SPOT and APX every year – one third of its countries’ electricity consumption. EPEX SPOT is held by EEX Group, part of Deutsche Börse, and European electricity transmission system operators. For more information: www.epexspot.com and www.apxgroup.com