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EPEX SPOT power trading results of March 2017: Five markets reach records in Intraday trading

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04/04/2017

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

In March 2017, a total volume of 47.9 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (March 2016: 48.0 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In March 2017, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 41,759,248 MWh (March 2016: 43,004,541 MWh). The traded volumes on the UK half-hour auction topped last month’s record and reached 273,350 MWh.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 46% of the time (March 2016: 44%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 6,157,854 MWh was traded in March 2017 (March 2016: 5,045,399 MWh). Five markets have reached new records in Intraday trading: The German and Austrian continuous market, the German 15-minute auction as well as the Belgian and Dutch Intraday markets.

In March, cross-border trades represented 20.8% of the total continuous intraday volume in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 11.2% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous intraday markets.

On 28 March 2017, EPEX SPOT successfully introduced 30-minute continuous Intraday trading in France, Germany and Switzerland, with 540 MWh, 1,191 MWh and 68,3 MWh traded respectively during the last 4 days of March 2017.

New members

In March, EPEX SPOT welcomed E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH as new member to the exchange.

EPEX SPOT – Monthly Figures Report for March 2017

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume – previous year

MWh

Total

47,917,102

48,049,940

Day-Ahead

41,759,248

43,004,541

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU

21,702,086

19,993,017

Day-Ahead FR

9,804,635

9,837,356

Day-Ahead UK total

4,019,616

6,376,248

- Day-Ahead auction

3,746,266

6,165,284

- Half-Hour 15:30 auction

273,350

210,964

Day-Ahead NL

2,667,921

3,191,626

Day-Ahead BE

1,526,681

1,623,111

Day-Ahead CH

2,038,309

1,983,183

Intraday

6,157,854

  5,045,399

Intraday DE/AT total

4,263,929

3,221,946

- Continuous DE

3,598,481

2,663,896

- OTC Registration DE

4,765

3,925

- 15-min call auction DE

432,026

397,608

- Continuous AT

228,657

156,184

- OTC Registration AT

0

333

Intraday FR total

278,167

308,790

- Continuous FR

276,404

291,639

- OTC Registration FR

1,763

17,151

Intraday UK total

1,233,321

1,286,048

- Continuous UK

1,233,321

1,266,142

- OTC Registration UK

0

19,906

Intraday NL total

133,869

69,062

- Continuous NL

133,869

69,062

- OTC Registration NL

0

0

Intraday BE total

89,345

35,629

- Continuous BE

89,345

35,629

- OTC Registration BE

0

0

Intraday CH total

159,223

123,924

- Continuous CH

158,848

123,924

- OTC Registration CH

375

0

 


Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak*)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU – PHELIX

€31.70 / €37.18

Day-Ahead FR

€35.42 / €41.39

Day-Ahead UK

£41.92 / £44.74

Day-Ahead UK Half-Hour

£41.76 / £44.14

Day-Ahead NL

€34.53 / €38.35

Day-Ahead BE

€34.47 / €39.58

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€36.91 / €43.66

European Electricity Index – ELIX

€28.85 / €35.82**

Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous)

€31.43 / €37.24

Intraday DE/AT (15-min continuous)

€30.68 / €37.09

Intraday 15-minute call auction DE

€30.82 / €36.65

Intraday FR

€35.51 / €41.57

Intraday NL

€34.04 / €37.86

Intraday BE

€34.71 / €39.95

Intraday CH

€37.06 / €43.89

* 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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