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Monthly volumes exceed 50 TWh for the first time since 2015

Dutch Day-ahead grows by 39.7%, monthly records registered on the French and Swiss Day-ahead markets

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01/06/2018

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

In May 2018, a total volume of 50.9 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (May 2017: 45.2 TWh). The traded volumes exceeded the 50 TWh mark for the first time since December 2015, when 52.2 TWh were traded in one month.

Day-Ahead markets

In May 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 43,659,235 MWh (May 2017: 39,381,095 MWh). The French and Swiss Day-ahead markets reached a monthly record with 11,341,684 MWh and 2,372,725 MWh traded respectively. The Dutch Day-ahead market grew by 39.7% and reached 3,946,094 MWh.

Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 12% of the time (May 2017: 49%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 7,217,623 MWh was traded in May 2018 (May 2017: 5,778,851 MWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 25%.

In May, cross-border trades represented 18,6% of the total continuous intraday volume. 15-minute contracts represented 13.1% 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 May, trading member Ezpada AG added five new market segments to their trading 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 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 May 2018

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume – previous year

MWh

Total

50,876,858

45,159,946

Day-Ahead

43,659,235

39,381,095

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU

20,062,612

19,574,209

Day-Ahead FR

11,341,684

9,603,897

Day-Ahead UK total

3,766,194

3,669,203

- Day-Ahead auction

3,449,011

3,443,343

- Half-Hour 15:30 auction

317,183

225,860

Day-Ahead CH

2,372,725

2,013,174

Day-Ahead NL

3,946,094

2,824,469

Day-Ahead BE

2,169,926

1,696,143

Intraday

7,217,623

5,778,851

Intraday DE/AT total

4,661,119

3,889,233

- hourly continuous DE

3,408,160

2,864,921

- 30-min continuous DE

10,493

3,942

- 15-min continuous DE

539,233

385,341

- 15-min call auction DE

566,885

426,667

- hourly continuous AT

119,779

189,784

- 15-min continuous AT

16,569

18,578

Intraday FR total

442,730

303,294

- hourly continuous FR

434,813

298,126

- 30-min continuous FR

7,917

5,168

Intraday UK

1,595,297

1,104,993

Intraday CH total

260,206

199,320

- hourly continuous

242,906

188,374

- 30-min continuous

419

36

- 15-min continuous

16,881

10,910

Intraday NL

171,537

140,258

Intraday BE

83,990

125,449

OTC Registration

2,744

16,304


 

Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak*)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU – PHELIX

€33.54 / €37.28

Day-Ahead FR

€34.42 / €41.39

Day-Ahead UK

£53.29 / £55.81

Day-Ahead UK Half-Hour

£52.17 / £54.99

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€33.11 / €37.58

Day-Ahead NL

€47.05 / €54.00

Day-Ahead BE

€44.51 / €50.03

European Electricity Index – ELIX**

€23.95 / €28.80

Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous)

€34.73 / €39.23

Intraday 30-minute continuous DE

€34.60 / €39.08

Intraday 15-minute continuous DE

€34.54 / €38.81

Intraday 15-minute call auction DE

€32.92 / €36.85

Intraday FR (hourly continuous)

€34.88 / €41.69

Intraday 30-minute continuous FR

€34.80 / €41.74

Intraday CH (hourly continuous)

€35.03 / €39.95

Intraday 30-minute continuous CH

€35.02 / €39.91

Intraday NL

€46.80 / €56.65

Intraday BE

€46.60 / €51.34

* 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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