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  • 18/12/2013
    NWE Price Coupling to launch 4 February 2014

    18 December 2013. The project partners of the North-Western Europe (NWE) day-ahead price coupling project are pleased to confirm the project’s go live on 4 February 2014, for delivery on 5 February 2014. NWE will be the first implementation of the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution, developed by European Power Exchanges, and will run in a common synchronised mode with South-Western Europe (SWE). This launch will be a significant step towards an integrated European power marke…[more]

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  • 10/12/2013
    European Power Exchange wins Franco-German Economy Award 2013

    Paris, 10 December 2013 – European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has been awarded the Jury Prize of this year’s Franco-German Economy Award. The jury, composed of key people from industry and media of the two countries, decided to honor EPEX SPOT as an outstand-ing example of Franco-German cooperation to the benefit of European society. The prize is awarded by the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry every two years and honors the most emblematic collaborations between Franc…[more]

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  • 05/12/2013
    Flexible markets are key ingredient for efficient energy transition

    EPEX SPOT launches negative prices on Swiss Day-Ahead in 2014 Vienna │ Paris, 05/12/2013 – Renewables challenge the power systems across Europe. The Exchange Council of European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has been following the topic for years and continues to call for market evolutions. Flexible tools for short-term power trading are the key to mastering the energy transition while maintaining security of supply. Past years have shown that liquid continuous Intraday markets are…[more]

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  • 04/12/2013
    Power Trading Results in November 2013: French Intraday displays second best volume ever

    Paris, 4 December 2013 . In November 2013, a total volume of 29.0 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (November 2012: 29.2 TWh). The French Intraday market displayed particularly good results. 317,089 MWh were traded on the French Intraday in November, which is the second best result ever. Day-Ahead markets In November 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 27,054,989 MWh (November 2012: 27,685,313 MWh) and …[more]

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  • 07/11/2013
    EPEX SPOT and Swissgrid prepare for Market Coupling on Swiss borders

      National grid company Swissgrid and European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT signed a Cooperation Agreement to enable Day-Ahead Market Coupling on Swiss borders. Market Coupling shall be implemented if competent authorities of the European Union and Switzerland don’t have objections. Frick/Paris, 07/11/2013 – The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and the Transmission System Operator Swissgrid AG started cooperating with the aim to be ready to launch day-ahead market coupling proje…[more]

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  • 04/11/2013
    Power Trading Results in October 2013: Monthly volumes hit 30 TWh

    Paris, 4 November 2013 . In October 2013, a total volume of 30.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (October 2012: 29.3 TWh). It is the second time ever that the overall monthly trading volumes on EPEX SPOT’s markets hit the 30 TWh mark, after the record volume in December 2011 (30.9 TWh). The result is partly due to record volumes on the German Day-Ahead market (21.7 TWh), exceeding its previous record from December 2011 by 15 GWh. Day-Ahead markets …[more]

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  • 30/10/2013
    EPEX SPOT publishes Q & A on negative prices

    Paris, 30/10/2013 – In order to maximize transparency and comprehensibility of its markets, the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has published a Q & A on negative prices on its website . A negative price is a relatively rare price signal on the power wholesale market that occurs when high inflexible power generation hits low demand. For instance, the French market saw negative prices on 16 June 2013, following mild weather across the region and a high inflexi-ble production…[more]

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  • 03/10/2013
    Power Trading Results in September 2013 - Franco-German price convergence at year-high

    Paris, 3 October 2013 . In September 2013, a total volume of 26.0 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (September 2012: 26.5 TWh). Prices within the French and the German market, both coupled with the Benelux markets within Central Western Europe (CWE), converged 73% of the time. This is the highest figure since September 2012 (75%). Price convergence is one of the most visible results of Market Coupling and epitomizes the effectiveness of power market integ…[more]

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  • 17/09/2013
    EPEX SPOT’s trading rules ready for NWE

    Future flow-based solution will optimize CWE Market Coupling Paris, 17/09/2013 – The implementation of the Target Model for the integration of Europe’s Day-Ahead power markets is on track. At its third meeting in 2013, the Exchange Council of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT discussed and approved several developments concerning the North Western European (NWE) Price Coupling and the flow-based solution in Central Western Europe (CWE) Market Coupling , which both are …[more]

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  • 03/09/2013
    Power Trading Results in August 2013 - August volume climbs 9% year-on-year

    Paris, 3 September 2013 . In August 2013, a total volume of 28.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets. This is an increase of 8.9 % compared to the monthly volume a year ago (August 2012: 26.4 TWh). All market segments contributed to the growth, which is proof for the central role of EPEX SPOT and its services in European power trading. Day-Ahead markets In August 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 26,75…[more]

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  • 02/08/2013
    Power Trading Results in July 2013 - Upsurge in Intraday cross-border trading

    New all-time high on Swiss Day-Ahead – Fifth record in a row for 15-minute contracts Paris, 2 August 2013. In July 2013, a total volume of 29.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (July 2012: 27.8 TWh). In July, cross-border trades on the Intraday markets jumped to 25.7 % of the total Intraday volume (from 14.8 % in June 2013) – this is a new record due to the launch of the integrated Swiss Intraday market. The figure is proof of the high intera…[more]

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  • 03/07/2013
    Power Trading Results in June 2013 - Swiss Intraday takes off quickly

    Swiss Intraday takes off quickly Paris, 3 July 2013 . In June 2013, a total volume of 28.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (June 2012: 28.6 TWh). The Swiss Intraday market, launched on 26 June 2013, has quickly gained traction amongst market participants. 16 of 28 Swiss market participants have already traded during the first five days. Day-Ahead markets In June 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 26…[more]

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  • 02/07/2013
    German federal environment minister Peter Altmaier visits European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT

    Paris, 2 July 2013 . The German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Peter Altmaier, today visited the European Power Exchange, EPEX SPOT in Paris. He was informed about the functioning of the Power Exchange and the price formation mechanisms on Europe’s wholesale power markets. Peter Altmaier, after his tour at the European Power Exchange, praised the achievement of the coupled French and German power markets. Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, C…[more]

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  • 27/06/2013
    Integrated Swiss Intraday market successfully launched

    15-minute contracts for the first time available for cross-border trading Leipzig / Paris, 27 June 2013 . The Swiss Intraday market was successfully launched on 26 June 2013. It joins France, Germany and Austria as the fourth national market to be integrated using ComXerv, the commodity trading system provided by Deutsche Börse AG. ComXerv allows implicit cross-border transactions which lead to an efficient use of capacity on interconnectors. Market participants of all four countr…[more]

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  • 10/06/2013
    Exchange Council speaks up for integrated German/Austrian Day-Ahead market

    Launch of Swiss Intraday market on 26 June 2013 Leipzig │ Paris, 10/06/2013 – Splitting the successfully integrated German/Austrian Day-Ahead price zone would put at stake liquidity and competition on the wholesale market and might reduce the incentive for crucial investments into the German transmission grid. These are the key results of the second meeting of EPEX SPOT’s Exchange Council in 2013. Following a presentation by the German regulator, Federal Network Agency (Bund…[more]

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  • 04/06/2013
    Power Trading Results in May 2013 - New record on Swiss Day-Ahead market

    New record on Swiss Day-Ahead market Paris, 4 June 2013 . In May 2013, a total volume of 29.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (May 2012: 29.2 TWh). Trading volumes on the Swiss Day-Ahead market hit a new all-time high, as well as the volume traded in 15-minute contracts on the German Intraday market, which reached a new all-time high for the third month in a row. Day-Ahead markets In May 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT…[more]

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  • 07/05/2013
    European Market Coupling tests begin

    7 May 2013. The day-ahead price coupling projects for power markets in North-Western Europe (NWE) and South-Western Europe (SWE) today jointly announce the start of end-to-end testing across their combined regions, using the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) system solution. The start of integration tests is a major step forward in accordance with the plan to start the European market coupling in November involving at least NWE. It follows many months of testing of the PCR systems, …[more]

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  • 02/05/2013
    Power Trading Results in April 2013 - 15-minute contracts set new all-time high record

    15-minute contracts set new all-time high record Paris, 2 May 2013 . In April 2013, a total volume of 27.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (April 2012: 28.7 TWh). The volume traded in 15-minute contracts on the German Intraday market reached a new all-time high for the second month in a row. Day-Ahead markets In April 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 25,938,420 MWh (April 2012: 27,371,196 MW…[more]

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  • 04/04/2013
    Power Trading Results in March 2013 - Intraday markets set new records

    Intraday markets set new records Paris, 4 April 2013 . In March 2013, a total volume of 29.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (March 2012: 28.4 TWh). The French Intraday market displayed particularly good results, with an all-time record in trading volumes. On the German Intraday market, the volume traded in 15-minute contracts also reached a new all-time high. Day-Ahead markets In March 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT ac…[more]

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  • 03/04/2013
    Indian Energy Exchange enters into international tie-up with EPEX SPOT

    New Delhi, April 03rd, 2013 : The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), India’s No.1 Energy Exchange has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Power Exchange (EPEX SPOT) on 16 February, 2013. EPEX SPOT is the marketplace for short-term power trading in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Under the proposed tie-up, both companies will work closely together on identifying opportunities that aim at enhancing information and knowledge sharing on the developme…[more]

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  • 25/03/2013
    European electricity & gas sector strongly supports anti-VAT fraud measures proposed by the European Commission and the Irish Council Presidency

    Since 2009, our nine European associations, comprising regulators, exchanges, brokers, clearing houses, gas and electricity transmission system operators, energy trading firms as well as gas and electricity utilities, have united to take action to combat VAT fraudsters’ attempts to penetrate our markets, as previously mentioned in our December 2011 Joint Statement . Despite the coordinated action of EU energy stakeholders, a series of measures taken at the national level and our repe…[more]

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  • 14/03/2013
    Pan-European Intraday target model confines Exchanges' development capacity

    Exchange Council backs flexibility products London │ Paris, 14/03/2013 – Performing power markets need flexibility: This is the result of discussions amongst the members of the Exchange Council of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT at its latest meeting. Concerning this matter, the Exchange Council deliberated on the tender for the pan-European Intraday system and supported the development of new flexible products. Since 2012, a tender for choosing the optimal Intraday sys…[more]

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  • 04/03/2013
    European Power Exchange: Power Trading Results in February 2013

    New monthly record: French markets reach 6 TWh Paris, 4 March 2013 . In February 2013, a total volume of 26.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (February 2012: 26.2 TWh). The French Day-Ahead and Intraday markets displayed particularly good results, with all-time records in trading volumes on both market segments despite the shorter month. Together, they accounted for roughly 6 TWh. Day-Ahead markets In February 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead a…[more]

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  • 04/03/2013
    Czech Market Operator OTE joins the Price Coupling of Regions Initiative 4 March 2013

    4 March 2013 - Amsterdam / Brussels / Madrid / Oslo / Paris / Prague / Rome – The project partners of the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) today welcome the Czech Market Operator OTE as a partner to the PCR Initiative. OTE is the seventh member of PCR, an initiative to facilitate the pan-European coupling of day-ahead power markets. OTE’s participation in the PCR Initiative is a clear signal of OTE´s commitment in European Integration activities. As the Power Exchanges involved …[more]

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  • 01/03/2013
    Successful launch of CWE Flow-Based Market Coupling parallel run on the 21st of February 2013

    Successful launch of CWE Flow-Based Market Coupling parallel run on the 21st of February 2013 - Important step towards the implementation of Flow-Based Market Coupling - Intensification of open exchange and joint learning period with all involved parties - Reliable signal for enhanced social welfare and improved price convergence 1 March 2013 - The Central Western European (CWE) Flow-Based Market Coupling (FB MC) project, has achieved a major milestone by starting the publication…[more]

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  • 18/02/2013
    North-Western European Price Coupling in good progress

    JOINT DECLARATION North-Western European Price Coupling in good progress Unprecedented European project by its size and complexity necessitates top quality and daily reliability 18 February 2013 – The Partners involved in the NWE Price Coupling are completely dedicated to the NWE project, a project that will facilitate every further step to be taken towards the pan-European Market Coupling. The NWE objective is to significantly increase the social welfare by optimizing the cong…[more]

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  • 04/02/2013
    European Power Exchange: Power Trading Results in January 2013

    Paris, 4 February 2013 . In January 2013, a total volume of 28.2 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (January 2012: 29.6 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In January 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 26,571,892 MWh (January 2012: 27,805,694 MWh) and can be broken down as follows: Areas Monthly volume MWh Monthly volume – previous year MWh …[more]

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  • 08/01/2013
    Volumes in 2012 on European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT hit new record

    Swiss Day-Ahead volumes increase by 38 % ― Spot market gains in importance Paris, 8 January 2013 . Volumes on the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT have seen a solid growth in 2012: 339 TWh were traded on EPEX SPOT markets, which corresponds to an 8 % increase compared to previous record year (314 TWh). Overall, EPEX SPOT has benefitted from the trend towards short-term power trading. Uncertain economical, legislative and regulatory frameworks as well as the growing share of …[more]

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  • 07/01/2013
    European Power Exchange: Power Trading Results in December 2012

      Paris, 7 January 2013 . In December 2012, a total volume of 29.2 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (December 2011: 30.9 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In December 2012, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 27,575,997 MWh (December 2011: 28,338,318 MWh) and can be broken down as follows: Areas Monthly volume MWh Monthly volume – previous year MWh …[more]

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