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Record volumes traded on Belgian, French, German Intraday markets and on UK half-hour auction

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02/02/2017

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 2 February 2017.

In January 2017, a total volume of 43 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2016: 49.3 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets
In January 2017, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 37,097,360 MWh (January 2016: 43,965,077 MWh). A record of 247,867 MWh was registered for the UK half-hour auction.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 6% of the time (January 2016: 37%).

Intraday markets
On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 5,936,012  MWh was traded in January 2017 (January 2016: 5,348,188 MWh). The Belgian and French Intraday markets have reached an all-time high of 87,654 MW for Belgium and 417,594 MWh for France. Record volumes were also registered on the Austrian and German continuous market, with 3,667,717 MWh traded.
In January, cross-border trades represented 15% of the total continuous intraday volume in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous intraday markets.

New members
In January, EPEX SPOT welcomed OAK Capital LLP as new member to the exchange.
Four existing members extended their activities to new market segments: Sev.en EC, a.s. joined the Austrian Intraday market, Energie E&E B.V. as well as Northpool B.V. joined the Belgian and Dutch Day-ahead and Intraday markets. Next Kraftwerke GmbH extended their activities to the Belgian and Swiss Day-ahead and Intraday markets.
 

 

EPEX SPOT – Monthly Figures Report for January 2017

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume – previous year

MWh

Total

43,033,372

49,313,265

Day-Ahead

37,097,360

 43,965,077

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU

17,832,736

21,086,209

Day-Ahead FR

8,089,423

10,231,745

Day-Ahead UK total

4,407,966

5,369,219

- Day-Ahead auction

4,160,099

5,153,435

- Half-Hour 15:30 auction

247,867

215,784

Day-Ahead NL

3,119,934

3,816,073

Day-Ahead BE

1,777,986

1,602,525

Day-Ahead CH

1,869,315

1,859,306

Intraday

5,936,012

  5,348,188

Intraday DE/AT total

4,018,106

3,487,915

- hourly continuous DE

3,122,508

2,729,584

- 15-min continuous DE

345,272

277,151

- 15-min call auction DE

350,389

329,653

- hourly continuous AT

186,475

143,575

- 15-min continuous AT

13,462

7,952

Intraday FR

417,594

319,772

Continuous UK

1,178,241

1,315,890

Intraday NL

69,732

97,242

Intraday BE

87,654

60,712

Intraday CH total

164,685

66,657

- hourly continuous

163,383

65,958

- 15-min continuous

1,302

699


 

Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak*)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU – PHELIX

€52.37 / €72.63

Day-Ahead FR

€78.00 / €96.12

Day-Ahead UK

£52.86 / £61.14

Day-Ahead UK Half-Hour

£51.98 / £59.39

Day-Ahead NL

€50.77 / €67.91

Day-Ahead BE

€72.65 / €94.81

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€76.87 / €94.19

European Electricity Index – ELIX

€66.65 / €88.38**

Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous)

€54.46 / €75.99

Intraday 15-minute call auction DE

€53.05 / €72.77

Intraday FR

€80.22 / €99.01

Intraday NL

€55.54 / €72.39

Intraday BE

€77.20 / €103.19

Intraday CH

€83.02 / €104.74

* 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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