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French and UK Day-ahead markets grow year-on-year

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05/03/2018

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

05 March 2018. In February 2018, a total volume of 42.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (February 2017: 41.2 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In February 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 36,627,906 MWh (February 2017: 35,610,531 MWh). The French and UK Day-ahead markets registered a year-on-year growth of 26.4% and 15.2% respectively.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 30% of the time (February 2017: 22%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 6,217,602 MWh was traded in February 2018 (February 2017: 5,563,563 MWh).
In February, cross-border trades represented 14.4% of the total continuous intraday volume in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 12.1% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

More details on volumes and prices are available in the enclosed report on pages 4 and 5.

New members

In February, EPEX SPOT welcomed Balance of Power Trading Ltd. as new member to the exchange.

- 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 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 February 2018

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume – previous year

MWh

Total

42,845,508

41,174,094

Day-Ahead

36,627,906

35,610,531

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU

17,119,900

18,863,164

Day-Ahead FR

9,236,907

7,308,355

Day-Ahead UK total

4,440,080

3,853,229

- Day-Ahead auction

4,058,189

3,587,028

- Half-Hour 15:30 auction

381,891

266,201

Day-Ahead CH

1,797,044

1,618,387

Day-Ahead NL

2,764,009

2,585,280

Day-Ahead BE

1,269,966

1,382,117

Intraday

6,217,602

5,563,563

Intraday DE/AT total

3,943,167

3,765,270

- hourly continuous DE

2,808,402

2,883,570

- 30-min continuous DE

4,866

0*

- 15-min continuous DE

415,402

359,365

- 15-min call auction DE

514,172

348,001

- hourly continuous AT

180,803

161,972

- 15-min continuous AT

19,522

12,362

Intraday FR total

440,483

332,442

- hourly continuous FR

435,001

332,442

- 30-min continuous FR

5,482

0*

Intraday UK

1,383,288

1,203,988

Intraday CH total

177,037

102,431

- hourly continuous

172,897

101,345

- 30-min continuous

198

0*

- 15-min continuous

3,942

1,086

Intraday NL

148,481

88,744

Intraday BE

91,038

65,659

OTC Registration

34,108

5,031

*segment launched in March 2017

Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak**)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU – PHELIX

€40.12 / €48.29

Day-Ahead FR

€48.70 / €57.18

Day-Ahead UK

£51.15 / £55.16

Day-Ahead UK Half-Hour

£51.00 / £55.17

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€52.93 / €59.85

Day-Ahead NL

€44.56 / €51.38

Day-Ahead BE

€47.35 / €55.57

European Electricity Index – ELIX***

€40.72 / €49.29

Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous)

€39.86 / €48.60

Intraday 30-minute continuous DE

€40.19 / €49.15

Intraday 15-minute continuous DE

€39.48 / €48.04

Intraday 15-minute call auction DE

€40.43 / €49.19

Intraday FR (hourly continuous)

€52.51 / €62.61

Intraday 30-minute continuous FR

€52.02 / €61.61

Intraday CH (hourly continuous)

€55.49 / €65.68

Intraday 30-minute continuous CH

€55.49 / €65.68

Intraday NL

€44.30 / €51.10

Intraday BE

€48.95 / €58.26

** 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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