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  • 12/12/2014
    Jean-François Conil-Lacoste receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    New York / Paris, 12 December 2014 – Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, Chairman of the Management Board of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing exemplary industry leadership. Judges were impressed by Conil-Lacoste’s skill at balancing the fulfillment of political missions with the development of private companies. They recognized his efforts for the pan-European power marke…[more]

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  • 09/12/2014
    Successful launch of 15-Minute Intraday Call Auction in Germany

    17,690 MW traded on first day Paris / Leipzig, 9 December 2014 – EPEX SPOT has successfully launched the Intraday call auction for 15-minute contracts on the German power market. 58 trading participants joined the first auction session today at 3 pm. 17,690 MW were traded. The base price – the average price of all contracts traded for delivery 10 December – came out at 32.53 Euro/MWh. More detailed market data on the first trading day can be found on the website of the…[more]

  • 08/12/2014
    Exchange Council calls for European-wide implementation of Reverse Charge Mechanism

    European Power Exchange to focus on Intraday trading availability Vienna / Paris, 8 December 2014. The Exchange Council of EPEX SPOT, at its latest meeting in Vienna, called for the European-wide implementation of the Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) in order to battle effectively VAT fraud on European energy markets. The Council also acknowledged the work of the European Power Exchange on improving the Intraday trading availability. The fight against VAT fraud is one of the most cruc…[more]

  • 01/12/2014
    Power Trading Results in November 2014 - German Intraday volumes continue to thrive

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 1st December 2014. In November 2014, a total volume of 33.1 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (November 2013: 29.0 TWh). Pushed by a strong result in Germany, the total volume on the Intraday markets operated by EPEX SPOT grew to 2,737,839 MWh and reached a new all-time high. These figures illustrate the increasing need for flexible short-term power trading solutions which EPEX SPOT continues to provide. Furthermo…[more]

  • 26/11/2014
    Ten European gas & electricity associations call for a comprehensive implementation of the EU anti-VAT-fraud package by all 28 Member States

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE Following the large-scale VAT fraud discovered in the CO2 emissions market in 2009, criminal networks are now targeting other tradable goods such as gas and electricity. In order to prevent further major fraud with several billion euros in VAT losses in the energy commodity sector, the ten largest European energy associations have been coordinating their efforts in the fight against VAT fraud since 2010. The group aims at increasing the awareness among all relevant s…[more]

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  • 19/11/2014
    4M Market Coupling launches successfully by using PCR solution

    19 November 2014 – Amsterdam / Brussels / London / Madrid / Oslo / Paris / Prague / Rome. The creation of the European Internal power market has reached another milestone. The 4M Market Coupling (4M MC), integrating the markets of OTE in Czech Republic, HUPX in Hungary, OPCOM in Romania and OKTE in Slovakia, has today been launched successfully. The 4M MC, as extended by Romania, replaces the Trilateral Coupling, in operation since 2012 between Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, …[more]

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  • 13/11/2014
    15-minute Intraday call auction to launch 9 December 2014

    A price signal for Germany on 15-minute basis provides flexibility with a value Paris / Leipzig, 13 November 2014 – The 15-minute call auction on the German Intraday market is scheduled to launch on 9 December 2014 (trading day). Member tests have been conducted successfully. 60 Exchange Members have shown interest in the new segment so far. The new 15-minute call auction on the German Intraday market is designed to cope better with the emerging flexibility challenges of power mar…[more]

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  • 03/11/2014
    Power Trading Results in October 2014 - French Day-Ahead exceeds 6 TWh

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 3 November 2014 . In October 2014, a total volume of 33.2 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (October 2013: 30.4 TWh). The French Day-Ahead market kept its positive momentum and exceeded 6 TWh of traded volume for the first time ever. Together with this month’s all-time high on the Intraday, the French power market has seen a healthy increase in liquidity in 2014. Day-Ahead markets In October 2014, power trading on the…[more]

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  • 14/10/2014
    Jean-François Conil-Lacoste selected as 2014 Global Energy Awards Finalist

    Winners to be made public at 11 December New York Gala Paris / New York, 14 October 2014 – Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, Chairman of the Management Board of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, has been named a finalist in the Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing exemplary industry leadership. The 2014 finalists, selected from nearly 250 nominations, were announced last week by program host Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and a…[more]

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  • 01/10/2014
    Power Trading Results in September 2014 - Intraday volume grows 46% year-on-year

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 1st October 2014. In September 2014, a total volume of 29.9 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (September 2013: 26.0 TWh). This is a year-on-year increase of 15%. The total volume on the Intraday markets operated by EPEX SPOT grew 46% compared to September 2013 and reached a new all-time high, beating the last record from May 2014 by 18,884 MWh. All other segments also showed strong results, reflecting the liquidity of the…[more]

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  • 29/09/2014
    Flexibilization is a central element of the further enhancement of power markets

    Energy policy workshop of EPEX SPOT in Berlin Flexibilization is a central element of the further enhancement of power markets Berlin / Paris, 29 September 2014 – The further flexibilization of legal, technical and economical aspects of the European power market is a central factor of their successful enhancement. This would be the only way to cope with the challenges emerging through the energy transition in Europe and the rapid growth of renewable energy sources (RES). Th…[more]

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  • 25/09/2014
    CWE Flow-Based Market Coupling launch to be pushed over the winter (31 March 2015)

    25 September 2014 – The partners of the Flow-Based project in Central Western Europe (CWE – Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) have decided to target a new launch date on 31 March 2015, due to an exceptional situation on the Belgian market this winter. The Belgian transmission system operator, Elia, has informed the project partners about a specific situation for Belgium this winter with a risk of load shedding. This risk may be reinforced in case of extre…[more]

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  • 18/09/2014
    15-minute Intraday Call Auction will help reveal the value of flexibility

    Exchange Council deliberates on Flow-Based Market Coupling Paris, 18 September 2014 – The Exchange Council of EPEX SPOT, at its latest meeting in Paris, underlined the importance of the upcoming 15-minute call auction on the German Intraday market in order to cope with the emerging flexibility challenges of power markets. Furthermore, the Council deliberated on the impact of Flow-Based Market Coupling on power trading. Since the presentation of the Intraday call auction design fo…[more]

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  • 01/09/2014
    Power Trading Results in August 2014 - August volumes surge to 1 TWh daily, 8% year-on-year

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 1st September 2014 . In August 2014, a total volume of 31.1 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (August 2013: 28.8 TWh). This is the best August volume ever recorded on EPEX SPOT’s markets and corresponds to an increase of 8% year-on-year. August 2014 saw a daily average of more than 1 TWh of traded volume, a growth that has been observed on EPEX SPOT’s markets for several months since the beginning of the year. All mar…[more]

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  • 01/08/2014
    Power Trading Results in July 2014 - French Day-Ahead awakens

    One year, one terawatt hour: The success story of the Swiss Intraday market Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 1st August 2014. In July 2014, a total volume of 30.9 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (July 2013: 29.8 TWh). The volume on the French Day-Ahead market marked a new record with 5,959,611 MWh of traded volume. This is a 5% increase from the previous record in February 2013 (5,673,213 MWh). The upsurge is due to several factors, such as an inc…[more]

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  • 01/07/2014
    Power Trading Results in June 2014 - 15-minute volume surges to all-time high

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 1st July 2014 . In June 2014, a total volume of 30 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (June 2013: 28.4 TWh). The volume in 15-minute contracts on the German and Swiss Intraday markets reached another all-time high and climbed to 449,494 MWh. It is a 4 % increase from the previous record in May 2014 (430,740 MWh). In June, they represented 20.7% – more than one fifth – of the volume traded on the German and Swiss Intrad…[more]

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  • 05/06/2014
    Afternoon auction for German 15-minute contracts to launch this year

    Exchange Council pleased with progress made in creation of Pan-European power market Leipzig │ Paris, 5 June 2014 – The Exchange Council of EPEX SPOT, at its latest meeting in Leipzig, expressed its support for a new market segment and discussed the current per-spectives in the integration process of European power markets. Following an internal study and feedback by trading participants, the European Power Ex-change EPEX SPOT will launch an afternoon auction for 15-minute co…[more]

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  • 03/06/2014
    Power Trading Results in May 2014 - Intraday markets surge to new heights

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 3 June 2014. In May 2014, a total volume of 31.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (May 2013: 29.5 TWh). The Intraday markets reached 2,616,964 MWh , hitting the 2.6 TWh threshold for the first time. This is another all-time high after last month’s record (2,569,974 MWh) and an increase in 2%. Same applies for the 15-minute contracts on the German and Swiss Intraday markets which climbed to 430,740 MWh of…[more]

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  • 19/05/2014
    Key Project Phase on the European Cross-Border Intraday Solution Successfully Completed

    19 May 2014. The Power Exchanges (PXs) APX, Belpex, EPEX SPOT, Nord Pool Spot and OMIE together with sixteen Transmission System Operators (TSOs) across Europe, are pleased to confirm the successful completion of a key phase for delivery of a common European Cross Border Intraday Solution. A major step has been taken with the sign-off of core building blocks of the future European Cross Border Intraday Solution. PXs, TSOs and the service provider agreed together, with support from th…[more]

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  • 13/05/2014
    South-Western and North-Western Europe day-ahead markets successfully coupled

    A significant step towards an integrated European power market 13 May 2014 . In a landmark move towards an integrated European power market, the full coupling of the South-Western Europe (SWE) day-ahead markets was successfully launched today. As a result, the SWE and North-Western Europe (NWE) projects, stretching from Portugal to Finland, now operate under a common day-ahead power price calculation using the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution. Today, for the first time, th…[more]

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  • 05/05/2014
    Power Trading Results in April 2014 - 220 Members on EPEX SPOT

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 5 May 2014 . In April 2014, a total volume of 29.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (April 2013: 27.8 TWh). During April, the number of members surged up to 220, which is a new all-time high. The interest in EPEX SPOTs markets is one of the main indicators of the relevance of power trading which has become a central cornerstone of the European energy market in recent years. Furthermore, the Intraday markets saw a new mont…[more]

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  • 30/04/2014
    OKTE, HUPX, OPCOM and EPEX SPOT to implement the PCR solution in the 4M MC project

    The Slovak, Hungarian and Romanian market operators / power exchanges together with the Czech market operator are currently implementing a coupling solution for their day-ahead electricity markets (4M MC project) relying on the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution, which has been operating the NWE and SWE regions since 4 February 2014. Within this framework, OKTE, HUPX and OPCOM have selected EPEX SPOT as their service provider for the operation of their coupling solution followin…[more]

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  • 24/04/2014
    Launch of full SWE Coupling on 13 May 2014

    A significant step towards an integrated European power market 24 April 2014. The full coupling of the South-Western Europe (SWE) day-ahead market is scheduled to be launched on 13 May 2014. As a result, day-ahead markets of North-Western Europe (NWE) and SWE, projects stretching from Portugal to Finland, will be fully coupled. The achievement of the SWE full coupling is proof of the flexibility and reliability of the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution. The NWE day-ahead pr…[more]

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  • 14/04/2014
    Central Eastern Europe unites towards the EU single energy market

    The key electricity players in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia have signed, together with the EU Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is aimed to couple the countries’ markets by using a flow-based method for calculating the capacities on the cross-border electricity interconnectors and by implicitly allocating the se capacities based on the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution.…[more]

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  • 02/04/2014
    Power Trading Results in March 2014 - 33.4 TWh: EPEX SPOT marks new monthly record

    Paris, 2 April 2014. In March 2014, a total volume of 33.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (March 2013: 29.5 TWh). This is the best monthly volume recorded on EPEX SPOT’s markets since its creation five years ago and is an increase of 6% compared to the previous record from last December (31.6 TWh). The increase is due to a record volume on the German/Austrian Day-Ahead and solid volumes on the French and Swiss Day-Ahead. Furthermore, 15-mi…[more]

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  • 18/03/2014
    Exchange Council approves 15-minute auction

    REMIT implementation: EPEX SPOT is willing to report on behalf of members Geneva / Paris, 18 March 2014 – Transparency and flexibility: These were the key topics discussed during the first 2014 session of EPEX SPOT’s Exchange Council. The Council, composed of representatives of the Exchange’s trading participants, deliberated on several updates by the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT. 15-minute contracts have gained in importance since they were first launched on the Germa…[more]

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  • 03/03/2014
    Power Trading Results in February 2014 - Strong results push February volumes

    Paris, 3 March 2014. In February 2014, a total volume of 30.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (February 2013: 26.8 TWh). This is the best February volume recorded on EPEX SPOT’s markets since its creation five years ago and corresponds to a 14.2% year-on-year growth. The increase is due to strong results on the German/Austrian Day-Ahead and Intraday markets and record volumes on the French and Swiss Intraday. Day-Ahead markets In February 2014, …[more]

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  • 19/02/2014
    Successful operation of PCR solution: Power Exchanges focus on Pan-European power market

    19 February 2014 – Amsterdam / Brussels / London / Madrid / Oslo / Paris / Prague / Rome. Following a successful first two weeks of operation of the new day-ahead market coupling solution developed by the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) initiative, the involved European Power Exchanges now look forward to cover more regions with the PCR solution. The aim is to create a single European day-ahead market. The PCR solution went for the first time into operation on 4 February 2014 in N…[more]

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  • 10/02/2014
    Power Exchanges agree on the European Cross-Border Intraday Solution

    10 February 2014. The Power Exchanges APX, Belpex, EPEX SPOT, Nord Pool Spot and OMIE are pleased to confirm the signing of a cooperation agreement for a common European cross border intraday solution. In addition, an early start agreement was signed with Deutsche Börse AG for the delivery of a technical system. The agreements, which are open to other European Power Exchanges willing to join, were signed following an intensive selection and negotiation process. The parties will now…[more]

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  • 06/02/2014
    EPEX SPOT and EEX call for Enhanced Market Integration of Renewable Energies

    Joint position paper regarding the EEG revision: Renewables should become more demand-driven Leipzig / Paris, 6 February 2014 . Today, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the European power exchange EPEX SPOT published a joint position paper on the reform of the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG). In this paper, they call for stronger market integration of renewable energies which should go beyond today’s options for direct marketing. In this respect, EEX and EPEX SPOT agree wi…[more]

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  • 04/02/2014
    Successful Launch of SWE common synchronised operations with NWE Price Coupling

    4 February 2014. The South-Western Europe (SWE) and North-Western Europe (NWE) day-ahead price coupling project partners are pleased to announce the successful launch of common synchronised operations of NWE and SWE day-ahead markets. Full price coupling on the French-Spanish border will be launched at a later stage. This has been decided by the project partners, following common testing and alignment of Gate Closure Times. Both projects operate using the systems and procedures provi…[more]

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  • 04/02/2014
    North-Western European Power Markets Successfully Coupled

    A landmark in the integration of the European power market 04 February 2014. In a landmark move for the future of Europe’s power markets, the four Power Exchanges and 13 Transmission System Operators (TSOs) in the North-Western Europe (NWE) day-ahead price coupling project have today successfully launched NWE Price Coupling. For the first time, the NWE region, stretching from France to Finland, operates under a common day-ahead power price calculation using the Price Coupling of…[more]

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  • 03/02/2014
    Power Trading Results in January 2014 - 11.7% growth of year-on-year trading volumes

    Paris, 3 February 2014. In January 2014, a total volume of 31.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (January 2013: 28.2 TWh). This corresponds to an 11.7% increase of year-on-year trading volumes. The growth is due to a record high on the German/Austrian Day-Ahead and supported by overall strong volumes on French and Swiss markets. Day-Ahead markets In January 2014, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 29,339,984…[more]

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  • 31/01/2014
    EPEX SPOT inaugurates office in Vienna

    An Austrian voice for clients, partners and stakeholders Vienna, 31 January 2014. The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has opened its office in Vienna on 30 January 2014. Austrian market participants, partners and stakeholders participated in the inauguration. The office is based in the Mayerhofgasse at the centre of Vienna and is headed by Arnold Weiß. “For us, being European means being diverse and locally rooted”, says Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, Chairman of the Manage…[more]

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  • 23/01/2014
    French Minister for European Affairs Thierry Repentin visits European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT

    An example of successful Franco-German cooperation in the energy sector  – French-German office for renewable energy pleads for a coordinated energy transition Paris, 23 January 2014 . The French Minister for European Affairs, Thierry Repentin, visited the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT. The visit took place on 22 January, on the occasion of the Franco-German day, marking the 51st anniversary of the Élysée Treaty, and following the announcement by French President François…[more]

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  • 15/01/2014
    2013: European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT prepares for Internal Energy Market

    Steady growth of trading volumes – Extension of Intraday services to Switzerland – Price Coupling of Regions facilitates implementation of Day-Ahead Target Model Paris / Leipzig / Vienna, 15 January 2014 . In the fifth year after its creation, trading volumes on the markets of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT continue to grow. In 2013, 346 TWh were traded on its Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. That is the best result in EPEX…[more]

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  • 10/01/2014
    Press Review: Media Briefing on Swiss Power Exchange in Bern Media Coverage

    Please find below the media coverage following the press conference on 9 January 2014 at Bern. SRF Television (D): http://www.srf.ch/news/wirtschaft/europaeische-stromboerse-eroeffnet-filiale-in-bern SRF Radio (D):  http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/echo-der-zeit  (9 January 2014) RTS Radio (F): http://www.rts.ch/info/economie/5517595-la-suisse-pourrait-bientot-se-doter-d-une-bourse-de-l-electricite.html  [more]

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  • 09/01/2014
    Towards the creation of the Swiss Power Exchange

    Swiss stakeholders and EPEX SPOT discuss Market Coupling on Swiss borders Bern, 9 January 2014. The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, together with Swiss stakeholders, has held a press conference today in Bern. In the media briefing participated: •    Dr. Walter Steinmann, Managing Director of the Federal Office of Energy (Bundesamt für Energie – BFE), •    Carlo Schmid-Sutter, President of the national regulatory authority Federal Electricity Commission (Eidgenössi…[more]

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  • 03/01/2014
    Power Trading Results in December 2013: 31.6 TWh: Record volume on EPEX SPOT

    Paris, 3 January 2014 . In December 2013, a total volume of 31.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (December 2012: 29.2 TWh). This is the best monthly result since the creation of the European Power Exchange and beats the last record from December 2011 (30.9 TWh) by 2.2%. Over the entire month, more than 1 TWh was traded on a daily average on EPEX SPOT’s markets, making it one of the most liquid places for spot power trading in Europe and the world. …[more]

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