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New year starts off with growing trading volumes

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01/02/2019

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

In January 2019, a total volume of 50.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2018: 48.8 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In January 2019, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 43,588,335 MWh (January 2018: 42,155,895 MWh) and thus grew by 3.4%.

Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 23% of the time (January 2018: 34%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 6,909,513 MWh was traded in January 2019 (January 2018: 6,611,855 MWh), which represents a year-on-year growth rate of 4.5%. The French Intraday market displayed exceptional growth of 69% and reached 582,147 MWh, driven by increased activities on the hourly continuous market. Intraday trading in Great Britain grew by 8.3%

In January, cross-border trades matched between EPEX SPOT members represented 10,4% of the total continuous intraday volume. 15 minute contracts represented 11.9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian, Swiss, Dutch and Belgian continuous Intraday markets.

More details on volumes and prices are available in the report below.

New members

In January, EPEX SPOT welcomed NPOWER LIMITED 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 2018, its 289 members traded 567 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 January 2019

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume

previous year - MWh

Total

50,497,848

48,767,750

Day-Ahead

43,588,335

42,155,895

Day-Ahead DE-AT-LU total

24,361,142

19,937,977

- Day-Ahead AT

3,107,958

0*

- Day-Ahead DE-LU

21,253,184

0*

Day-Ahead BE

1,807,091

1,643,315

Day-Ahead CH

2,044,985

1,826,391

Day-Ahead FR

7,892,223

10,980,836

Day-Ahead GB total

4,599,473

4,511,821

- Day-Ahead auction

4,284,882

4,108,202

- 30 min 15:30 auction

350,591

403,619

Day-Ahead NL

2,883,421

3,255,555

Intraday

6,909,513

6,611,855

Intraday AT total

207,855

230,384

- 60 min continuous AT

186,577

205,618

- 15 min continuous AT

21,278

24,766

Intraday BE total

105,958

90,279

- 60 min continuous

105,877

90,279

- 15 min continuous

81

0***

Intraday CH total

36,097

124,437

- 60 min continuous

36,097

121,221

- 30 min continuous

0

144

- 15 min continuous

0

3,072

Intraday DE total

4,006,283

4,006,494

- 60 min continuous DE

3,012,704

3,117,420

- 30 min continuous DE

2,821

5,638

- 15 min continuous DE

450,886

398,830

- 15 min 15:00 auction DE

539,872

544,606

Intraday FR total

582,147

344,329

- 60 min continuous

578,280

338,254

- 30 min continuous

3,867

6,075

Intraday GB total

1,767,731

1,581,980

- 30 min continuous

1,713,869

1,581,980

- 30 min 17:30 auction

31,699

0**

- 30 min 8:00 auction

22,163

0**

Intraday NL total

202,272

159,335

- 60 min continuous

202,242

159,335

- 15 min continuous

30

0***

OTC Registration

1,170

14,617

 

 

*Only available from 01 October 2019 onwards

** Segment launched on 30 September 2019

*** Segment launched on 10 July 2019

 

 

 


Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak****)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead AT – PHELIX AT

€56.01 / €66.27

Day-Ahead BE

€60.50 / €71.21

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€62.33 / €70.68

Day-Ahead DE-LU – PHELIX DE

€49.39 / €60.75

Day-Ahead FR

€61.16 / €71.04

Day-Ahead GB

£60.84 / £68.30

Day-Ahead GB Half-Hour

£61.50 / £69.90

Day-Ahead NL

€58.33 / €68.88

European Electricity Index – ELIX*****

€51.61 / €63.24

Intraday 60-minute continuous AT

€56.65 / €65.43

Intraday 15-minute continuous AT

€55.86/ €65.45

Intraday 60-minute continuous BE

€63.14 / €75.65

Intraday 15-minute continuous BE

€63.31 / €76.11

Intraday 60-minute continuous CH

€62.37 / €72.68

Intraday 30-minute continuous CH

€62.37 / €72.68

Intraday 60-minute continuous DE

€51.09 / €63.54

Intraday 30-minute continuous DE

€51.13 / €63.47

Intraday 15-minute continuous DE

€51.35 / €63.49

Intraday 15-minute 15:00 auction DE

€49.77 / €61.30

Intraday 60-minute continuous FR

€61.69 / €72.72

Intraday 30-minute continuous FR

€61.67 / €72.78

Intraday continuous GB (RPD)

£59.83 / £67.49

Intraday 30-min 17:30 auction GB

£61.26 / £69.16

Intraday 30-min 8:00 auction GB

£67.63******

Intraday 60-minute continuous NL

€60.00 / €72.85

Intraday 15-minute continuous NL

€60.00 / €72.85


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

******Price based on afternoon hours only

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