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Belgian Day-Ahead, Dutch Intraday and German 15-minute auction reach monthly records

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04/09/2018

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna

In August 2018, a total volume of 45.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (August 2017: 44.0 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In August 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 38,316,370 MWh (August 2017: 37,902,392 MWh). The Belgian Day-Ahead market registered a monthly record, with 2,406,442 MWh traded.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 61% of the time (August 2017: 66%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 7,180,300 MWh was traded in August 2018 (August 2017: 6,111,968 MWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 17.5%, mainly due to solid growth rates on the German (+15.5%), French (+51.0%) and UK (+41.3%) continuous markets, including a monthly record of 230,436 MWh on the Dutch continuous market (+24.4%). The German 15-minute Intraday auction reached a new monthly record, with 573,021 MWh traded.
In August, cross-border trades matched between EPEX SPOT members represented 16.1% of the total continuous intraday volume. 15-minute contracts represented 10.9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian, Swiss, Dutch and Belgian continuous Intraday markets.

More details on volumes and prices are available below.

New members

In August, EPEX SPOT welcomed Nordic Energy House as new member to the Exchange, nine existing members added new market segments to their portfolio.

- ENDS

The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE and its affiliates operate physical short-term electricity markets in Central Western Europe and the United Kingdom. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, EPEX SPOT is committed to the creation of a pan-European power market. In the first half of 2018, 284 TWh have been traded on EPEX SPOT markets. In 2017, its 285 members traded 535 TWh – a third of the domestic consumption in the eight countries covered. 49% of its equity is held by HGRT, a holding of transmission system operators. For more information, please visit www.epexspot.com.

 

EPEX SPOT – Monthly Figures Report for August 2018

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume

previous year - MWh

Total

45,496,670

44,014,360

Day-Ahead

38,316,370

37,902,392

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU

18,418,299

18,936,212

Day-Ahead FR

8,891,391

8,606,535

Day-Ahead UK total

3,574,960

4,256,401

- Day-Ahead auction

3,293,294

3,995,657

- Half-Hour 15:30 auction

281,666

260,744

Day-Ahead CH

2,055,781

2,209,075

Day-Ahead NL

2,969,497

2,844,062

Day-Ahead BE

2,406,442

1,050,107

Intraday

7,180,300

6,111,968

Intraday DE/AT total

4,645,171

4,007,737

- hourly continuous DE

3,420,895

2,939,881

- 30-min continuous DE

7,435

6,612

- 15-min continuous DE

456,914

414,819

- 15-min opening auction DE

573,021

459,847

- hourly continuous AT

164,295

161,779

- 15-min continuous AT

22,611

24,799

Intraday FR total

511,245

330,998

- hourly continuous FR

503,286

323,539

- 30-min continuous FR

7,959

7,459

Intraday UK

1,674,452

1,184,928

Intraday CH total

20,247

264,336

- hourly continuous

20,247

249,463

- 30-min continuous

0

99

- 15-min continuous

0

14,774

Intraday NL total

230,436

185,246

- hourly continuous

230,412

185,246

- 15-min continuous

24*

0*

Intraday BE total

97,654

125,759

- hourly continuous

97,654

125,759

- 15-min continuous

0*

0*

OTC Registration

1,095

11,564

Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak**)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU – PHELIX

€56.19 / €62.21

Day-Ahead FR

€58.40 / €65.12

Day-Ahead UK

£60.59 / £64.93

Day-Ahead UK Half-Hour

£60.23 / £64.71

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€58.14 / €64.25

Day-Ahead NL

€57.99 / €64.02

Day-Ahead BE

€60.67 / €68.77

European Electricity Index – ELIX***

€51.76 / €58.43

Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous)

€55.42 / €62.47

Intraday 30-minute continuous DE

€55.15 / €62.91

Intraday 15-minute continuous DE

€54.51 / €61.27

Intraday 15-minute opening auction DE

€56.01 / €62.17

Intraday FR (hourly continuous)

€57.88 / €65.31

Intraday 30-minute continuous FR

€57.72 / €65.19

Intraday CH (hourly continuous)

€57.54 / €64.04

Intraday 30-minute continuous CH

€57.54 / €64.04

Intraday NL (hourly continuous)

€58.20 / €66.17

Intraday 15-minute continuous NL

€58.20 / €66.17

Intraday BE (hourly continuous)

€59.92 / €68.98

Intraday 15-minute continuous BE

€59.92 / €68.98


* Segment launched on 10 July 2018

**
Peak excl. weekend
*** Calculated on the orders of DE/AT/LU, FR & CH under the assumption of unlimited transmission capacity between the markets

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