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  • 15/12/2016
    EPEX SPOT successfully launches first auction of French capacity market

    The first auction of French capacity guarantees has successfully taken place on the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT. 29 members traded a total of 226 358 capacity guarantees corresponding to 22 635,8 MW (22,6 GW). A reference price of 999,98 Euros per capacity guarantee was determined for the contract 2017. The capacity guarantee is valid for an underlying year only and recorded in the registry of the French Transmission System Operator RTE. One capacity guarantee represents 0.1 MW of…[more]

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  • 14/12/2016
    EPEX SPOT celebrates 10 years of Swissix

    10 years of constant growth of the Swiss market testify high liquidity Bern / Paris, 14 December 2016. The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT celebrates this week the anniversary of the Swiss Electricity Index Swissix. It was established ten years ago. Witnessing a constant growth from its inception, the Swissix has been sending a reliable and relevant price signal for the electricity market in Switzerland and Europe. With the liberalisation of the electricity sector at the end of …[more]

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  • 12/12/2016
    Exchange Council approves the introduction of Intraday auctions in the Netherlands and in France

    At the quarterly meeting of the Exchange Council of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT the Council was informed about the state of the development of an Intraday auction for the Dutch and the French markets. The introduction of a 15-minutes auction in the Netherlands and a 30-minutes auction in France will require a modification of the respective EPEX SPOT market rules, and since their approval lies within the scope of the Council, the measures were discussed and adopted during this …[more]

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  • 05/12/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of November 2016

    5 December 2016. In November 2016, a total volume of 41,4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (November 2015: 51,3 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In November 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 36,099,229 MWh (November 2015: 46,347,393 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 7% of the time (November 2015: 22%). Intraday markets On the EPEX SPO…[more]

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  • 08/11/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of October 2016

    Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 8 November 2016. In October 2016, a total volume of 42,6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (October 2015: 47,2 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In October 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 37,467,681 MWh (October 2015: 42,525,225 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 13…[more]

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  • 17/10/2016
    Markets have to mirror physics - 1st EPEX Power Market Summit held in Brussels

    European Commission to strengthen wholesale markets and increase general flexibility of power markets Brussels / Paris, 17 October 2016. On 5 and 6 October EPEX SPOT organised the 1st European Power Market Summit ("EPEX Summit") in Brussels, in cooperation with the Florence School of Regulation. More than 140 high-level stakeholders of the European energy market attended the event: producers, suppliers, transmission system operators (TSOs), market parties and regulatory aut…[more]

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  • 05/10/2016
    Successful launch of the new Belgian-French & Belgian-Dutch Intraday solution

    5 October 2016 Today the Dutch and Belgian intraday markets were successfully connected with the intraday markets in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. Elia, RTE and TenneT offer intraday cross-border capacity for the Belgian-French & Belgian-Dutch bidding zone border through the M7 intraday trading platform. M7 platform is now used for all continental EPEX SPOT intraday markets, and it replaces the trading platform EuroLight that was previously used for local and cross-bor…[more]

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  • 04/10/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of September 2016: Members extend trading activities

    Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 4 October 2016. In September 2016, a total volume of 40 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (September 2015: 43 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In September 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 35,149,574 MWh (September 2015: 38,419,943 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged …[more]

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  • 19/09/2016
    Exchange Council: Intraday migration and single exchange membership as further milestones in APX/EPEX integration

    Launch of the new Belgian-French & Belgian-Dutch Intraday solution Rome / Paris, 19 September 2016 – At the quarterly meeting of the Exchange Council of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, the Council discussed further integration of EPEX SPOT and APX. One of the most significant milestones in integration is reached when M7, the trading system for the EPEX SPOT intraday markets in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland, is extended to the Netherlands and Belgium. M7 repla…[more]

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  • 16/09/2016
    Jonas Törnquist appointed new Chief Operating Officer of EPEX SPOT

    Thierry Morello steps down after 15 years of steering European power trading at EPEX SPOT Paris, 16 September 2016. Jonas Törnquist will succeed Thierry Morello as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Board of European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT as of 18 October 2016. Morello steps down from his position after 15 years of creating and developing the power spot exchange business, first through Powernext and later EPEX SPOT. Jonas Törnquist has vast experience and …[more]

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  • 06/09/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of August 2016: Flexibility contracts grow their importance across markets

    Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 6 September 2016 . In August 2016, a total volume of 41.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (August 2015: 44.5 TWh). All EPEX SPOT continuous intraday markets witnessed another month of growing volumes. Day-Ahead markets In August 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 36,548,111 MWh (August 2015: 40,024,897 MWh). Prices i…[more]

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  • 01/08/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of July 2016: Volume in flexibility contracts grows across Central Western Europe

    Volume in flexibility contracts grows across Central Western Europe Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 1 August 2016. In July 2016, a total volume of 43.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (July 2015: 48.6 TWh). Trading volumes in 15- and 30-minute contracts grew in July across all markets, underlining the market’s need for flexible power trading solutions. Day-Ahead markets In July 2016,…[more]

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  • 21/07/2016
    Austrian-Slovenian border successfully coupled

    The Austrian-Slovenian market coupling project parties today confirm the successful launch of Day-Ahead market coupling on the Austrian-Slovenian border (AT-SI). This latest achievement is another important milestone towards a single integrated European power market. The AT-SI Market Coupling is operational as of today, with delivery on 22 July. The Day-Ahead capacity for the AT-SI border is now implicitly allocated through the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution, a set of …[more]

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  • 06/07/2016
    Austrian-Slovenian Coupling to launch on 21 July 2016

    Dear Market Participants, In the communication of 17 June, AT-SI project parties officially announced the launch of the Market Coupling on the Austrian - Slovenian border (AT-SI) and the foreseen go-live date. The initially planned go-live date of 12 July (trading day) is postponed due to an IT implementation matter. Today it can be confirmed that the AT-SI Market Coupling will be in operations as of the 21 July for delivery day 22 July. From this date onwards, day-ahead cap…[more]

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  • 04/07/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of June 2016: French and Swiss power markets expand liquidity

    In June 2016, a total volume of 43 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (June 2015: 45.7 TWh). The French Day-Ahead and Intraday markets saw strong results with over 10 TWh traded on the Day-Ahead and a new all-time high on the Intraday. This is in line with the overall development of this market over the past year. Day-Ahead markets In June 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 38,…[more]

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  • 23/06/2016
    Japan Electric Power Exchange and European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT to cooperate on multi-market product design

    Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) and European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT today announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU aims at a deepened cooperation of the two exchanges regarding the design of power market products in a context of multi-zonal markets, as well as a cooperation regarding their technologies. “We are proud to have found with EPEX SPOT an experienced partner to accompany JEPX in the reform of the Japanese power market”, states Taka…[more]

  • 17/06/2016
    Austrian-Slovenian Market Coupling to launch on 12 July 2016

    The Austrian-Slovenian Market Coupling Project is scheduled to launch on 12 July 2016 (for delivery day 13 July 2016). The launch is the first implementation of implicit allocation under new European regulation 2015/1222, effective since August 2015. The Austrian-Slovenian Market Coupling provides additional evidence of the flexibility and reliability of the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution. The Go-Live is subject to the final approval by the involved regulatory authoriti…[more]

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  • 16/06/2016
    Exchange Council: Bernhard Walter elected new Chairman, APX members join

    At the quarterly meeting of the Exchange Council of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, the members elected Bernhard Walter , Head of Market Design & Regulatory Affairs at EnBW AG, as the new Chairman of the Exchange Council. He follows Peter Heydecker who steps down after four years. The members of the Exchange Council also agreed on a restructuration of the Council in the light of the merger with APX . The election of the following representatives was approved by …[more]

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  • 09/06/2016
    “NEMO Committee” established to manage joint responsibilities of NEMOs under CACM

    9 June 2016. Europe’s electricity spot exchanges that have been designated as NEMOs (Nominated Electricity Market Operators) have established the “NEMO Committee” to take forward their joint responsibility to further develop and operate the European single day-ahead and intraday market coupling - as required under the CACM Regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 of 24 July 2015 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management). On 14 A…[more]

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  • 03/06/2016
    Day-Ahead and Intraday trading systems to be harmonised across Central Western Europe

    The systems used by EPEX SPOT for power spot trading will replace the APX trading system in the Netherlands and Belgium by the end of 2016. The current solution used by APX, EuroLight®, will be succeeded by ETS for the Day-Ahead, and to M7 for continuous Intraday trading. Thus all EPEX SPOT power spot markets in Central Western Europe (CWE) – Germany/Austria, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland – will run on unified power trading systems. Trading participants will be…[more]

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  • 01/06/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of May 2016: Flexible power contracts, Swiss and Austrian Intraday markets with all-time high

    Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 1 June 2016 . In May 2016, a total volume of 46.1 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (May 2015: 48.3 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In May 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 40,732,895 MWh (May 2015: 43,042,536 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 48% of the time (May 2015: …[more]

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  • 02/05/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of April 2016: Intraday markets grow in April

    Intraday markets grow in April Highest price convergence in Central Western Europe since September 2012 Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 2 May 2016. In April 2016, a total volume of 42.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (April 2015: 47.1 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In April 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 37,498,482 MWh (April 2015: 42,164…[more]

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  • 04/04/2016
    Clearing for UK, Dutch and Belgian power spot markets successfully migrated to ECC

    Amsterdam / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris, 4 April 2016. The clearing for the power spot markets in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium has successfully been migrated from APX to European Commodity Clearing (ECC) on 31 March 2016. Thus all power spot markets operated by EPEX SPOT and its affiliates covering Central Western Europe (CWE) and the UK now benefit from one central clearing. The migration follows the announcement of the integration of APX and Belpex in…[more]

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  • 01/04/2016
    EPEX SPOT power trading results of March 2016: UK and France push power spot volumes

    In March 2016, a total volume of 48.1 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (March 2015: 46.8 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In March 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 43,004,540 MWh (March 2015: 41,549,177 MWh ). The rapid growth of the volumes traded on the French and the UK Day-Ahead markets continued. Another monthly all-time high was reached in March in the UK with 6,165…[more]

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  • 21/03/2016
    EPEX SPOT continuous Intraday markets to be included on Trading Technologies’ TT Screen

    Paris, 15 March 2016 – The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT today announces the inclusion of its continuous Intraday markets on the direct screen (TT Screen) of Trading Technologies International, Inc. later this year. Trading Technologies has started developing the solution. It will provide traders with a connection between the global TT Screen and EPEX SPOT Intraday trading system M7. Market participants will hence be able to enter trades for the continuous Intraday marke…[more]

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  • 17/03/2016
    Bidding zone split would necessitate considerable amount of time and effort across power trading sector

    Customer survey: Exchange Council deliberates on results Paris, 17 March 2016 – At the quarterly meeting of the Exchange Council of the European Power Exchange, the effects of a potential split of the German-Austrian bidding zone were debated amongst the members. EPEX SPOT presented an internal impact assessment out-lining the time and effort spent by the EPEX SPOT teams following such a split. The study shows that a bidding zone split would lead to a time-consuming internal projec…[more]

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  • 11/03/2016
    "CACM-Verordnung wird europäischen Strommarkt neu strukturieren"
 Media Coverage

    Der europäische Strom-Spotmarkt steht vor weitreichenden Veränderungen. Dafür sorgen die Netzkodizes der EU, allen voran das Regelwerk zu Kapazitätsvergabe und Engpassmanagement (CACM). "Dieser Network Code ist der wichtigste und am meisten unterschätzte", stellt Wolfram Vogel, Director Public & Regulatory Affairs der Strombörse Epex Spot, im Gespräch mit TradeNews Energy klar. "Auf lange Sicht wird die Verordnung den gesamten europäischen Strommarkt neu…[more]

  • 01/03/2016
    Power trading results of February 2016: Power UK breaks another record, German Intraday continues its strong performance

    In February 2016, a total volume of 47.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (February 2015: 43.1 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In February 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 42,671,969 MWh (February 2015: 38,934,743 MWh ). The rapid growth of the volumes traded on the Power UK Day-Ahead market continued. Another monthly all-time high was reached in February with 5,373,509 …[more]

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  • 01/03/2016
    Clearing for UK, Dutch and Belgian power spot markets to be migrated to ECC on 31 March 2016

    The clearing for the power spot markets in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium will be migrated from APX to European Commodity Clearing (ECC) on 31 March 2016. Thus all power spot markets operated by EPEX SPOT and its affiliates covering Central Western Europe (CWE) and the UK will benefit from one central clearing. The migration is subject to final testing and member readiness. The migration follows the announcement of the integration of APX and Belpex into the European P…[more]

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  • 29/02/2016
    The Coupling of the Austrian-Slovenian markets: A further step towards the integration of the European power markets

    29 February 2016 - The Transmission System Operators APG and ELES, and Power Exchanges BSP and EPEX SPOT have in 2015 launched a dedicated project with support of both national regulators E-Control (Austria) and Energy Agency (Slovenia). The goal is to implement the European target model for day-ahead Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management on the Austrian–Slovenian border. The project is an extension to the NTC based day-ahead market coupling approach including its ope…[more]

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  • 17/02/2016
    SEEPEX successfully launches Serbian Day-Ahead market

    SEEPEX, the South East European Power Exchange, has successfully launched the Serbian Day-Ahead market, with 1,925 MWh being traded on the first day. Baseload, the average price of all hourly prices of the day, came out at 23.83 €/MWh. The launch of the SEEPEX Day-Ahead market is a major step in the creation of a regional power trading solution for South East Europe (SEE) and has been highly anticipated by the electricity market community. “The smooth launch of the Serbian…[more]

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  • 16/02/2016
    EEX and EPEX SPOT welcome the Power Market Act: political sector relies on Market and Competition

    The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT have today discussed the Power Market Bill with a panel of business and political experts as part of the ‘E-world energy & water’ industry trade fair, currently taking place in Essen. In its bill, the federal government advocates for better optimisation and further development of a “Power Market 2.0”. In addition to this, a reference price established on the market –primarily on exchan…[more]

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  • 01/02/2016
    Power trading results of January 2016: Record volume on UK, overall Intraday markets

    Record volume on UK, overall Intraday markets Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 1 February 2016. In January 2016, a total volume of 49.41 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2015: 47.72 TWh). Day-Ahead markets   In January 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 43,965,077 MWh (January 2015: 42,652,741 MWh ). The Power UK…[more]

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  • 18/01/2016
    SEEPEX to launch Serbian Day-Ahead market on 17 February 2016

    First organized power market in Serbia and in the Energy Community countries – Compatible with European Market Coupling initiatives from the start Belgrade / Leipzig / Paris, 18 January 2016. The South East European Power Exchange (SEEPEX) and its project partners today announce the launch of the Serbian Day-Ahead market on 17 February 2016, subject to member readiness. Member tests have been conducted successfully and final regulatory issues are about to be cleared. The l…[more]

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  • 08/01/2016
    EPEX SPOT reaches in 2015 the highest spot power exchange volume ever

    •    New, integrated exchange reaches a total of 566 TWh traded, up by 19% •    UK and France power markets flourish, reaching all-time high volumes •    Total of 286 memberships Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 8 January 2016 . 2015 marks a leap forward in European power trading: in April 2015 the power exchanges APX and EPEX SPOT announced to merge their operations to form a power exchange for Central Western Europe and the UK. The mer…[more]

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  • 05/01/2016
    Polish Power Exchange (TGE) and Romanian Power Exchange (OPCOM) become new members of the Price Coupling of Regions Initiative

    5/1/2016 -The power exchanges of the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) welcome Polish Power Exchange TGE and Romanian Power Exchange OPCOM as new partners to the PCR, further establishing PCR as the foundation for the single European day-ahead electricity market. TGE and OPCOM join the existing power exchanges (EPEX SPOT, GME, Nord Pool Spot, OMIE and OTE) who have led the development of PCR.  PCR now enables the coupling of day–ahead electricity markets in 23 countries representing …[more]

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  • 04/01/2016
    Power Trading Results of December 2015: Central Western European power volumes surge by 14% year-on-year, reach new all-time high

    Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 4 January 2016. In December 2015, a total volume of 52.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT's Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (December 2014: 46 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In December 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX markets) accounted for a total of 46,917,768 MWh (December 2014: 41,207,862 MWh). The Power UK Day-Ahead market experienced already the second consecu…[more]

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