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Growth on Day-ahead markets carried by five market areas

EPEX SPOT power trading results of April 2018

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02/05/2018

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

In April 2018, a total volume of 48.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (April 2017: 45.5 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In April 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 41,356,768 MWh (April 2017: 39,775,771 MWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 4% thanks to increased volumes on the German/Austrian, French, UK, Swiss and Dutch market.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 38% of the time (April 2017: 29%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 7,374,064 MWh was traded in April 2018 (April 2017: 5,747,189 MWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 28%, backed by solid growth rates on all market areas. The German Intraday continuous segment reached a record high with 4,065,743 MWh traded in total.

In April, cross-border trades represented 18% of the total continuous intraday volume in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 12.4% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

More details on volumes and prices are available below.

New members

In April, EPEX SPOT welcomed BayWa r.e. Clean Energy Sourcing GmbH and XENON CAPITAL MARKETS LIMITED as new members to the exchange.

- ENDS

 

EPEX SPOT – Monthly Figures Report for April 2018

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume – previous year

MWh

Total

48,730,832

45,522,960

Day-Ahead

41,356,768

39,775,771

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU

20,008,268

19,653,135

Day-Ahead FR

9,911,765

9,599,144

Day-Ahead UK total

4,044,325

3,800,283

- Day-Ahead auction

3,730,500

3,534,991

- Half-Hour 15:30 auction

313,825

265,292

Day-Ahead CH

2,169,254

2,036,651

Day-Ahead NL

3,230,540

2,384,131

Day-Ahead BE

1,992,616

2,302,427

Intraday

7,374,064

5,747,189

Intraday DE/AT total

4,823,210

3,953,604

- hourly continuous DE

3,533,743

2,953,091

- 30-min continuous DE

10,290

5,014

- 15-min continuous DE

521,670

375,866

- 15-min call auction DE

553,471

403,425

- hourly continuous AT

182,113

197,284

- 15-min continuous AT

21,923

18,924

Intraday FR total

443,367

299,164

- hourly continuous FR

435,480

293,418

- 30-min continuous FR

7,887

5,746

Intraday UK

1,633,036

1,146,553

Intraday CH total

193,482

154,227

- hourly continuous

184,552

148,815

- 30-min continuous

503

159

- 15-min continuous

8,427

5,253

Intraday NL

152,325

111,022

Intraday BE

98,292

74,600

OTC Registration

39,854

8,019


 

Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak*)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU – PHELIX

€32.06 / €36.45

Day-Ahead FR

€33.60 / €40.36

Day-Ahead UK

£51.09 / £54.32

Day-Ahead UK Half-Hour

£51.36 / £55.26

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€34.16 / €40.14

Day-Ahead NL

€39.74 / €45.53

Day-Ahead BE

€37.78 / €43.23

European Electricity Index – ELIX**

€25.41 / €31.44

Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous)

€31.45 / €35.87

Intraday 30-minute continuous DE

€31.54 / €36.20

Intraday 15-minute continuous DE

€31.35 / €35.59

Intraday 15-minute call auction DE

€31.00 / €35.67

Intraday FR (hourly continuous)

€33.98 / €40.49

Intraday 30-minute continuous FR

€33.90 / €40.51

Intraday CH (hourly continuous)

€34.62 / €40.70

Intraday 30-minute continuous CH

€34.62 / €40.72

Intraday NL

€40.62 / €47.48

Intraday BE

€41.28 / €48.73

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

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.

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