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  • 04/07/2019
    EPEX SPOT assesses course of events and lessons learned from the Day-Ahead incident

    Paris, 4 July 2019 . The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has witnessed technical issues on its Day-Ahead markets on 7 June 2019, leading to a partial decoupling of the Multi-Regional Coupling (MRC) and to further issues on the local auctions run in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands . The EPEX Intraday continuous markets were not affected by these technical issues. Decoupling of EPEX SPOT markets from MRC In the morning of Frida…[more]

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  • 01/07/2019
    EPEX markets grow by 14% year-on-year

    Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 01 July 2019 . In June 2019, a total volume of 51.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (June 2018: 45.0 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In June 2019, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 43,442,697 MWh (June 2018: 39,083,676 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 39% of the time (June 2018: 16%). Intraday…[more]

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  • 28/06/2019
    Enera on the way from a showcase to a real market

    Leipzig / Paris, 28 June 2019 . At the quarterly meeting of the EPEX SPOT Exchange Council, the members started off the discussion with an update on the Enera market pilot. Following the smooth launch on 4 February 2019, activity on the market has increased. Two out of the three regional System Operators joined recently along with new flexibility providers, and as soon as those new participants become more active, the overall market dynamic is expected to rise. “We have observed a st…[more]

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  • 12/06/2019
    RE: XBID – 1st anniversary and announcement of 2nd Wave Go-Live

    XBID, the Single Intraday Coupling (SIDC) solution, is one year old today! Since the successful Go-live on the 12th/13th June 2018 over 16 million trades have been executed. Expansion of the SIDC into seven further countries is expected in Quarter 4 2019. The SIDC parties are pleased to recognise a successful first year of operation with high and growing numbers of trades together with stable and robust system performance. Over 16 million trades have been successfully completed sin…[more]

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  • 11/06/2019
    The High-Level Market Design of the DE-AT-PL-4M MC Project is finalized for implementation

    On 21st December 2018, the national regulatory authorities of Austria, Germany, Poland and the 4MMC countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia) requested the initiation of the interim project for an NTC-based market coupling between these countries. The Project Parties involved in the DE-AT-PL-4M MC Project (’Interim Coupling’) have finalized the High-Level Market Design to be implemented and the national regulatory authorities reconfirmed their support for the continuati…[more]

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  • 04/06/2019
    Austrian, Belgian and Dutch Intraday markets surge to all-time high

    In May 2019, a total volume of 49.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (May 2018: 50.9 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In May 2019, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 42,195,715 MWh (May 2018: 43,659,235 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 63% of the time (May 2018: 12%). Intraday markets On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 7,489,654 MWh was tr…[more]

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  • 03/06/2019
    NEMO Committee announces launch of new website

    Today, the Committee of Nominated Electricity Market Operators (the NEMO Committee) announced the launch of a joint website aiming to present relevant information for all stakeholders, as well as provide updates on the work of the NEMO Committee. “The NEMO Committee is bringing together NEMOs with a common mission to deliver market coupling, which is the cornerstone of the Internal Electricity Market. The new website is aiming to improve transparency to the market on the progress t…[more]

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  • 03/05/2019
    New records on Belgian and Dutch Intraday markets

    In April 2019, a total volume of 48.2 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (April 2018: 48.7 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In April 2019, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 40,422,749 MWh (April 2018: 41,356,768 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 54% of the time (April 2018: 38%). Intraday markets On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 7,73…[more]

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  • 17/04/2019
    Core FB MC Market Design is finalised for implementation

    According to article 20 of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM Regulation), a Flow-Based market coupling for the day-ahead timeframe has to be implemented in the Core capacity calculation region (Core CCR). The project parties involved in the Core Flow-Based Market Coupling project have finalised the Market Design for Implementation. The current planning foresees the go-live of Flow-Based Market Couplin…[more]

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  • 03/04/2019
    Power markets grow by 13.7%

    In March 2019, a total volume of 54.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (March 2018: 47.8 TWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 13.7%. Day-Ahead markets In March 2019, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 46,877,572 MWh (March 2018: 40,275,975 MWh) surpassing the growth rate of the previous month and reaching 16.4% of growth year-on-year. The French Day-Ahead market grew by 15.6%, the Dutch and Swiss Day-A…[more]

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  • 13/03/2019
    Customer survey reveals high satisfaction rates with EPEX SPOT services

    At the quarterly meeting of the EPEX SPOT Exchange Council the members discussed the results of the recently conducted customer survey initiated by EPEX SPOT in December 2018. Satisfaction with services of the Exchange has increased to 88%. “Especially the items on quality of service have seen rising satisfaction levels, which encourages us that we are on the right path in terms of customer care” comments Jonas Törnquist, Chief Operating Officer of the Exchange. “The stability of…[more]

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  • 04/03/2019
    Healthy Day-Ahead volumes drive growth on EPEX SPOT markets

    In February 2019, a total volume of 46.1 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (February 2018: 42.8 TWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 7.6%. Day-Ahead markets In February 2019, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 39,763,736 MWh (February 2018: 36,627,906 MWh) and thus continues its growth path by a rate of 8.6%. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 44% of th…[more]

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  • 15/02/2019
    Obituary: EEX Group mourns the loss of Dr. Jürgen Kroneberg

    EEX Group mourns the loss of Dr Jürgen Kroneberg who died on 9th February 2019 at the age of 69. Dr. Kroneberg was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the European Energy Exchange (EEX), EPEX SPOT and European Commodity Clearing (ECC) and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Powernext. He accompanied the development of EEX since its establishment. Peter Reitz, Chief Executive Officer of EEX, says: “We are deeply saddened by the sudden and far too early death of Dr Jürgen Kron…[more]

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  • 05/02/2019
    First trade on flexibility platform enera completed successfully

    Premiere at the e-World in Essen, the leading trade fair for the energy industry: The grid operators Avacon Netz, EWE NETZ and TenneT and the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT confirm at a press conference the successful completion of a trade of local flexibility via a power exchange platform, in order to avoid a congestion in the electricity grid. As part of the SINTEG research programme ("Schaufenster intelligente Energie"), Avacon Netz, EWE NETZ and TenneT have developed a joint …[more]

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  • 01/02/2019
    New year starts off with growing trading volumes

    In January 2019, a total volume of 50.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2018: 48.8 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In January 2019, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 43,588,335 MWh (January 2018: 42,155,895 MWh) and thus grew by 3.4%. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 23% of the time (January 2018: 34%). Intraday markets On the EPEX SPOT Intraday mar…[more]

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  • 25/01/2019
    Regulatory framework needed to boost flexibility initiatives

    The European Power Exchange welcomes the guiding principles published by the German Energy Agency dena yesterday. They outline the different economic and political aspects to be taken into account in order to drive forward flexibility initiatives, indispensable to efficiently tackle the challenges that arise from the Energiewende . The guiding principles will serve as foundation for a catalogue of regulatory measures to remove hurdles in the further development of concrete flexibility …[more]

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  • 10/01/2019
    Traded volumes soar to an all-time high in 2018

    XBID launched across 14 countries – shared success by all involved project parties Irish Power Spot Market started Split of the German-Austrian bidding zone implemented smoothly A total volume of 567,3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s markets in 2018. This represents an all-time high of annual traded volumes and breaks the record set in 2015, when 566 TWh were traded in one year. The year was marked by the implementation of large-scale regulatory projects such as…[more]

  • 03/01/2019
    Year closes out with sustained growth on Day-Ahead and Intraday markets

    In December 2018, a total volume of 51.2 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (December 2017: 47.1 TWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 8.7%. Day-Ahead markets In December 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 44,063,304 MWh (December 2017: 40,553,639 MWh) and hence grew by 8.7% year-on-year. Belgian Day-Ahead trading surged to a new all-time high and reached 2,813,352 MWh. Prices in Central Western Europe…[more]

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