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  • 18/12/2015
    EPEX SPOT to report trading data to ElCom

    Bern / Paris, 18 December 2015 – The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT today announces the go-live of its data reporting mechanism in Switzerland. EPEX SPOT now delivers data for ElCom, the Swiss electricity regulator, on transactions completed by its Swiss-based market participants. The European Regulation on Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) became effective as of 7 October 2015. REMIT requires market participants to report wholesale energy market contracts to ACER, aimi…[more]

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  • 17/12/2015
    New members join Supervisory Board of EPEX SPOT

    Paris, 17 December 2015 – The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT today announces the arrival of three new members at its Supervisory Board. The new members reflect the enlarged structure and scope of EPEX SPOT as the power spot exchange for Central West Europe, the UK and beyond. The following representatives of the European energy sector will join the Supervisory Board of EPEX SPOT: Mag. Thomas Karall , Chief Financial Officer of Austrian Power Grid, Chris…[more]

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  • 15/12/2015
    European Power Exchange to extend its services to other European regions

    Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 15 December 2015 . The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has been designated by the national regulatory authorities in the EU members states Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg as Nominated Electricity Market Operator (NEMO). The EU Regulation establishing a guideline on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM), in force since 14 August 2015, obliges all…[more]

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  • 08/12/2015
    Success of 15-minute contracts reveals potential for further auctions

    Exchange Council calls for development of demand response with Power Exchanges as key contributor Vienna / Paris, 8 December 15 – At the quarterly meeting of the Exchange Council of the European Power Exchange in Vienna, the success of the 15-minute auction on the German Intraday market was highlighted. Since its introduction in December 2014, volumes have experienced constant growth. In the past months the auction has pooled as much volume as the continuous 15-minute market – …[more]

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  • 01/12/2015
    EPEX SPOT and APX power trading results of November 2015

    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 trad…[more]

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  • 02/11/2015
    EPEX SPOT and APX power trading results of October 2015

    Strong performance on the Central Western Europe and UK spot markets: 47.3 TWh traded Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 2 November 2015. In October 2015, a total volume of 47.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT and APX Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (September 2014: 33.2 TWh on EPEX SPOT and 8.3 TWh on APX). This corresponds to a 14% year-on-year growth and marks one of the strongest months in the history of power exchanges in Centra…[more]

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  • 07/10/2015
    Strengthen market price signal, integrate renewables and develop regional coordination

    EEX and EPEX SPOT respond to EU consultation on electricity market design Leipzig / Paris, 7 October 2015 – The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE have jointly responded to the EU consultation on electricity market design. In their statement, both exchanges express their strong support for market-based, European-wide solutions when looking at complex questions such as the configuration of bidding zones or support schemes for renewables. The…[more]

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  • 02/10/2015
    15-minute contracts on Austrian Intraday market launched with success

    Paris / Vienna, 2 October 2015. Trading of 15-minute contracts on the continuous Intraday power market in Austria has successfully started on 1 October 2015. 108.75 MWh were traded on the first day, including 42.4 MWh across borders, taking advantage of the existing liquidity on the German and Swiss 15-minute continuous trading. The Austrian transmission system operator (TSO) APG, its German counterparts Amprion, Tennet and TransnetBW, the European Power Exchange EPE…[more]

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  • 01/10/2015
    EPEX SPOT and APX trading results of September 2015

    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 …[more]

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  • 01/10/2015
    EPEX SPOT Announces New Management Structure

    APX staff integrated into European Power Exchange Amsterdam / Paris, 1 October 2015 – The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, together with APX, today announces the merger of their governance structures. As a result, René Kerkmeester, CEO of APX, and James Matthys-Donnadieu, CEO of Belpex and Chief Operating Officer of APX, have stepped down as of 1 October 2015. Both have been instrumental in the success of merging APX and EPEX SPOT. Since the announcement of the integration of AP…[more]

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  • 16/09/2015
    EPEX SPOT to develop Certificate Trading System CTS

    Exchange Council welcomes EU Commission’s consultation on electricity market Zurich / Paris, 17 September 2015 – The Exchange Council of tthe European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has welcomed the EU Commission’s Consultative Communication on the future European electricity market design . During its meeting in Zurich, the members discussed some of the key messages of EPEX SPOT’s answer to the consultation: •    EPEX SPOT supports the strengthening of the market price si…[more]

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  • 11/09/2015
    New ID3-Price index on continuous German Intraday market

    An indicator for short-term forecast corrections Paris / Leipzig, 11 September 2015. The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has introduced a new price index on the continuous German Intraday market. The index is called ID3-Price and is based on the weighted average price of the hourly and 15-minute products of the last three hours prior to delivery. To provide an example: The ID3-Price for quarter 21qh1 (delivery from 20:00 to 20:15) is the volume-weighted average of all transactions…[more]

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  • 09/09/2015
    APG and EPEX SPOT to launch 15-minute contracts in Austria on 1 October 2015

    Cross-border matching with German and Swiss Intraday market from the start Paris / Vienna, 9 September 2015. Trading of 15-minute contracts will be extended to the continuous Intraday market in Austria as of 1 October 2015, subject to successful member testing. The Austrian transmission system operator (TSO) APG, its German counterparties Amprion, Tennet and TransnetBW, the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and its clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) hav…[more]

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  • 08/09/2015
    ACER and ElCom approve EPEX SPOT as Registered Reporting Mechanism

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 8 September 2015 . The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has been approved as registered reporting mechanism (RRM) by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) as well as the Swiss electricity regulator ElCom . The authorisation as a RRM is a prerequisite for offering data reporting services in the context of the Regulation on Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) . From 7 October onwards, all orders submitte…[more]

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  • 01/09/2015
    EPEX SPOT trading results of August 2015 - French power market continues race towards liquidity

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 01 September 2015 . In August 2015, a total volume of 33.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (August 2014: 31.1 TWh). 69,592,280 MWh were traded this year until 31 August on the French Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets – a volume which corresponds to the total volume of all 2014. This underlines the healthy development of France’s power market towards growing liquidity. Day-Ahead markets In August 2015, …[more]

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  • 03/08/2015
    EPEX SPOT trading results of July 2015 - Intraday markets top 4 TWh

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 03 August 2015. In July 2015, a total volume of 37.0 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (July 2014: 30.9 TWh). For the first time ever, more than 4 TWh were traded on Intraday markets in one month. Day-Ahead markets In July 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 32,875,367 MWh (July 2014: 28,339,396 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the European …[more]

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  • 20/07/2015
    Strongest half-year volumes ever on
 European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 20 July 2015.  The trend towards short-term power trading is unbroken: In the first half year of 2015, a total volume of 216.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets. This is a 16.1% increase compared to the previous year’s volumes (186.6 TWh) and the best half year ever recorded on EPEX SPOT, with every market segment contributing to the growth. In addition, 20.8 TWh were traded on APX markets since 4 May 2015, part of …[more]

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  • 16/07/2015
    EPEX SPOT and ECC successfully reduce lead time on all intraday markets

    Trading now possible up to 30 minutes before delivery Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 16 July 2015. The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, together with its clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC), have successfully reduced the lead time on all intraday markets as of today. Trading now continues until 30 minutes before delivery in Germany, France and Austria. In Switzerland and across borders, trading will continue up to 60 minutes before delivery. In the past, …[more]

  • 02/07/2015
    EPEX SPOT trading results of June 2015 - 15-minute trading increases strongly

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 02 July 2015 . In June 2015, a total volume of 34.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (June 2014: 30 TWh). Trading in 15-minute contracts and the French and Swiss markets showed particular strong results. Day-Ahead markets In June 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 31,327,608 MWh (June 2014: 27,585,151 MWh). The French power market continued its trend towards growt…[more]

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  • 24/06/2015
    SEEPEX targets launch of Serbian Day-Ahead market by end of November 2015

    First organised power market in the region – Compatible with European Market Coupling initiatives from the start Belgrade / Paris, 24 June 2015 . The project partners of the South Eastern European Power Exchange (SEEPEX) target the launch of the Serbian day-ahead market by end of November 2015, subject to successful member testing and regulatory approval. This was announced during a workshop with future members held on 24 June 2015, where Serbian, regional and European electricity m…[more]

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  • 16/06/2015
    EPEX SPOT and ECC to reduce Intraday lead time on all markets

    Trading up to 30 minutes before delivery – Austrian lead time decreases by 45 minutes Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 16 June 2015. The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, together with its clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC), will reduce the lead time on all Intraday markets exactly one month from now, on 16 July 2015. The current lead time varies between 45 minutes and 75 minutes depending on the country and the cross-border gate closure time determined by the transmi…[more]

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  • 11/06/2015
    New Exchange Council approves organised secondary market for capacity guarantees in France

    Peter Heydecker re-confirmed as Exchange Council Chairman Leipzig / Paris, 11 June 2015 – At its constituent meeting in Leipzig, the Members of the Exchange Council of EPEX SPOT elected Peter Heydecker as their Chairman. They also designated Dr. Michael Redanz from MVV Trading, Mr Andrea Siri from Edison Trading, and Dr. Bernhard Walter from EnBW Trading as Vice-Chairmen of the Exchange Council. The Council also appointed the following permanent guests: Mr. Thorsten Dietz from Ten…[more]

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  • 09/06/2015
    Power Exchanges Sign Contract with Deutsche Börse for delivery of the European Cross-Border Intraday Solution

    Significant step towards creating a single integrated European Intraday market 09. JUNE 2015. The European Power Exchanges (PXs) APX, Belpex, EPEX SPOT, GME, Nord Pool Spot and OMIE are pleased to announce that they have signed, with the support of 15 Transmission System Operators (TSOs), a contract with Deutsche Börse AG for the development of the European Cross-Border Intraday Solution (XBID Solution). This marks a key milestone for the project. Following the completion of th…[more]

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  • 04/06/2015
    EEX and EPEX SPOT approved as pre-registered RRM

    EEX Group to offer REMIT data reporting services Leipzig / Paris / Copenhagen, 4 June 2015 . European Energy Exchange (EEX) and EPEX SPOT have been approved as pre-registered reporting mechanisms (RRMs) by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). The authorisation as an RRM is a prerequisite for offering data reporting services in the context of the Regulation on Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT). ACER published the list of RRMs on 3 June 2015. From 7 Oct…[more]

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  • 03/06/2015
    Power Trading Results of May 2015 - Strong power volumes in France and Switzerland

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 2 June 2015 . In May 2015, a total volume of 37.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (May 2014: 31.3 TWh). This is the second best result ever recorded on EPEX SPOT’s power markets. The French and the Swiss power markets stood out amongst overall strong results. Switzerland saw records on both the Day-Ahead (2,305,861 MWh, +12.8% over last record) and the Intraday markets (125,209 MWh, +8.4% over previous record). T…[more]

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  • 27/05/2015
    EEX, EPEX SPOT, Gaspoint Nordic and Powernext to launch REMIT reporting services on 7 October

    Leipzig / Paris / Copenhagen, 27 May 2015 . As of 7 October 2015, the European Energy Exchange (EEX), EPEX SPOT, Gaspoint Nordic and Powernext – all members of the EEX Group – will offer joint services for the reporting of the Regulation on Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) data. With this step, market participants will be enabled to delegate their reporting obligations to those companies. In the framework of REMIT, market participants are currently obliged to disclose al…[more]

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  • 21/05/2015
    Members of EPEX SPOT elect new Exchange Council

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 21 May 2015 – The Exchange members of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT have duly elected a new Exchange Council on 19 May 2015. With the 2015 election, the number of seats was extended from 16 to 23, 22 of which are directly elected by the Exchange members. They now cover five categories. The number of seats per category is determined by the number of members per category and by their traded volume. However, no category is allowed to hold more…[more]

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  • 20/05/2015
    Flow-Based methodology for CWE Market Coupling successfully launched

    20 May 2015 – The project partners of the Flow-Based Market Coupling in Central Western Europe (CWE) are pleased to announce today’s successful launch of the Flow-Based methodology. While facilitating cross-borders electricity exchanges and integrating renewable energies into power supply, this improved methodology is a major advance towards the integration of Europe’s energy markets. The project has been carried out jointly by CWE transmission system operators (TSOs) and Power E…[more]

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  • 04/05/2015
    Power Trading Results of April 2015 - More than 2 TWh traded on Swiss Day-Ahead

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 4 May 2015 . In April 2015, a total volume of 36.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (April 2014: 29.7 TWh). For the first time, the Swiss Day-Ahead market saw more than 2 TWh of trading volume, exceeding its last record volume from July 2013 by 8%. The French Day-Ahead market continued its path towards growth with a 69% year-on-year jump in April. Day-Ahead markets In April 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead …[more]

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  • 17/04/2015
    APX Group and EPEX SPOT integrate their businesses

    Integration to foster creation of pan-European power market Amsterdam / Paris, 17 April 2015. The Power Exchanges EPEX SPOT and APX Group, including Belpex, intend to integrate their businesses in order to form a Power Exchange for Central Western Europe (CWE) and the UK. Both companies have signed respective agreements. “It is not only a logical step in the course of the history of both APX Group and EPEX SPOT. This is a leap forward for power trading in CWE and facilitates the…[more]

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  • 02/04/2015
    Power Trading Results of March 2015: A month of Intraday records

    Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 2 April 2015. In March 2015, a total volume of 36.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (March 2014: 33.4 TWh). All Intraday market markets showed particular strong results and displayed records across all countries and segments. At the same time, the French Day-Ahead market confirmed its strong trend with a 31% year-on-year growth in March. Day-Ahead markets In March 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions …[more]

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  • 31/03/2015
    French Secretary of State for European Affairs Harlem Désir visits European Power Exchange

    “The creation of the Energy Union is partly achieved thanks to EPEX SPOT” Paris, 31 March 2014 . The French Secretary of State for European Affairs, Harlem Désir, visited the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT. The visit took place on 30 March in Paris, the day before the Franco-German Ministerial Council treating among others the Franco-German energy cooperation. Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, Chairman of the Management Board of EPEX SPOT, explained the functioning of the Powe…[more]

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  • 19/03/2015
    Exchange Council welcomes REMIT data reporting services

    New Exchange Council to be elected in May Milan / Paris, 20 March 2015 – The Exchange Council of EPEX SPOT, at its latest meeting in Milan, welcomed the REMIT data reporting services provided in the near future, discussed the design of the legally planned capacity market in France and approved the mode of the upcoming Exchange Council elections. The first meeting of the Exchange Council in 2015 was held in Milan on 18 March 2015 and was chaired by Peter Heydecker. The energy secto…[more]

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  • 02/03/2015
    Power Trading Results of February 2015: Volume in 15-minute contracts increases strongly

    Volume in 15-minute contracts increases strongly Intraday call auction activates new part of the market Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 2 March 2015. In February 2015, a total volume of 32.9 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (February 2014: 30.6 TWh). 230,440 MWh have been traded on the 15-minute call auction on the German Intraday market. The auction now represents 40.7% of the total volume traded in 15-minute contracts in Germany…[more]

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  • 27/02/2015
    Power to the price signal

    European Power Exchange submits response to consultation on German Green Book “A power market for the energy transition” Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 27 February 2015 – The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has submitted a response to the open consultation on the Green Book by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, entitled “Ein Strommarkt für die Energiewende” (“A power market for the energy transition”). The response outlines several cornerstones…[more]

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  • 24/02/2015
    Italian Borders successfully coupled

    A further significant step towards an integrated European power market 24 February 2015. The Italian Borders Market Coupling was successfully launched today. The Italian-Austrian, Italian-French and Italian-Slovenian borders have been coupled with the Multi-Regional Coupling (MRC), thus linking the majority of EU power markets – from Finland to Portugal and Slovenia.The launch of the Italian Borders Market Coupling provides evidence of the flexibility and reliability of the…[more]

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  • 24/02/2015
    Study: Splitting the German power market increases cost of power supply by 100 million Euro per year

    Analysis of the economic effects of splitting the German-Austrian price zone shows that considerable inefficiencies would arise Berlin / Leipzig / Paris, 24 February 2015 – EEX and EPEX SPOT have jointly published a study entitled “ Economic efficiency analysis of introducing smaller bidding zones ” and presented the results in Berlin today. Both exchanges have asked the energy policy consultancy Consentec to conduct this analysis, in order to provide quantitative insights for…[more]

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  • 05/02/2015
    Ten considerations for the European Internal Energy Market

    European Power Exchange publishes position paper Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 5 February 2015 – The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has published a Policy Paper entitled “Advocacy for an Integrated and Competitive Electricity Market in Europe” . The paper outlines ten considerations by EPEX SPOT that would support and facilitate the integration of the European power market. Recent interventions in national energy markets have set the scene for a major turning point in …[more]

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  • 02/02/2015
    Power Trading Results of January 2015: More than 9 TWh on French Day-Ahead

    Overall monthly volume record on European Power Exchange Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 2 February 2015 . In January 2015, a total volume of 38.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2014: 31.5 TWh). This represents a new monthly all-time high. All EPEX SPOT’s markets have shown strong results in January. In particular, the French Day-Ahead volume surged to over 9 TWh, exceeding the existing record from December 2014 (6.9 TWh) by 31%. T…[more]

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  • 02/02/2015
    Italian Borders Market Coupling to launch on 24 February 2015

    A further significant step towards an integrated European power market 02 February 2015. The Italian Borders Market Coupling Project is scheduled to launch on 24 February 2015. The Go-Live is subject to the final approval by the involved regulatory authorities. Three of the five borders of the Italian Borders Market Coupling Project will be coupled with the Multi-Regional Coupling (MRC), thus linking the majority of EU power markets - from Finland to Portugal and Slovenia. The laun…[more]

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  • 20/01/2015
    French-German Office for Renewable Energies and EPEX SPOT issue joint paper on direct marketing of renewable energy

    An analysis of market-based support schemes in France and Germany Paris / Berlin, 20 January 2015 . The French-German Office for Renewable Energies (DFBEE / OFAEnR), in cooperation with the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, has issued a background paper on direct marketing of renewable energy sources (RES). The paper analyzes market-based support schemes of renewable energy in France and Germany. It is available in German and in French . The support scheme via direct marketing…[more]

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  • 19/01/2015
    Transmission System Operators Elia, RTE and Tennet jointly take 36.7% share in EPEX SPOT

    EEX indirect majority shareholder of European Power Exchange Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 19 January 2015 – The shareholder structure of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE has changed: The holding HGRT of European Transmission System Operators Elia (Belgium), RTE (France) and Tennet (Netherlands) has taken a 36.7% share in EPEX SPOT. The shares originate from EEX which now holds 13.3% (formerly 50%). In exchange, EEX Group has received the 53% stake of HGRT in French Ener…[more]

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  • 13/01/2015
    2014 power trading volumes grow by 10.4%

    Daily volumes exceed 1 TWh per day – Integrated electricity market covers 75% of Europe – 224 Exchange Members trading on the European Power Exchange Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 13 January 2015. Growing liquidity and an almost fully coupled European power market – these are the key contributions by the European Power Exchange in the past 12 months. In 2014, 382 TWh were traded on the Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. That i…[more]

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  • 05/01/2015
    37.2 TWh traded on EPEX SPOT – new all-time high

    Records on German and French Intraday and Day-Ahead power markets Paris / Leipzig / Bern / Vienna, 5 January 2015 . In December 2014, a total volume of 37.2 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (December 2013: 31.6 TWh). Several market segments contributed to this upsurge which exceeds the previous record from March 2014 (33.4 TWh) by 3.8 TWh (+11.4%). In both Germany and France, record volumes on Day-Ahead and Intraday markets were registered, refl…[more]

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