Become a member

Registering as an exchange member with EPEX SPOT provides market access to the largest electricity markets in Europe. We operate short-term electricity markets in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland.

A diverse product portfolio

Besides offering Day-Ahead and Intraday trading across Central Western Europe, EPEX SPOT also operates the French capacity auction and local flexibility markets. EPEX SPOT also currently prepares market launches in the Nordic and Baltic regions as well as in Poland. To find out more about our products and services click here.

Our members trade both on their own account, and on behalf of other companies that can benefit from their expertise and infrastructure. To learn more about what types of companies trade on EPEX SPOT and to access the full list of our trading members, please click here.

Admission process

Do you wish to have access to Europe’s most liquid power markets and trade electricity in a fair, secure and transparent manner? Here is how it works.

Before trading on EPEX SPOT’s markets, your company needs to register as a member of the Exchange. Only companies can become members of EPEX SPOT.

Once the registration process is completed, the company has to designate individual staff members who shall be admitted as traders. Every person who trades on EPEX SPOT on behalf of their company has to pass a traders exam first.

There is a single admission process for all market segments of EPEX SPOT. Applicants therefore have a unique contact at EPEX SPOT’s Sales Department to guide them through the different steps of the admission process, as shown in the graphic below.

Membership

 

Training & Certification

Exchange Traders must be professionally qualified to trade on EPEX SPOT markets. Certification is obtained after successful completion of the EPEX SPOT exam. Training as well as the EPEX SPOT exam can be taken any place and at any time via our e-Learning platform, which you can access here. Please note that training sessions and the exam for EPEX SPOT power markets are only available to Exchange Members or companies currently undergoing the admission process. You can register for training courses and the exam via our EEX Group Webshop.

Clearing

All EPEX SPOT products are cleared and settled by European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC). ECC is the leading clearing house for energy and commodity products in Europe, guaranteeing the physical and financial settlement of transactions. In its role as a central counterparty ECC steps between the buyer and seller and assumes the counterparty risk. In the event of a default of a trading member, ECC guarantees payment and delivery of the transactions.

The clearing process of ECC relies on an infrastructure of international banks operating as clearing members. Companies that wish to trade on EPEX SPOT have to be admitted as non-clearing-members and/or clearing-members by ECC. The list of clearing members on EPEX SPOT is available here. ECC is part of EEX Group.

To access the website of ECC, click here.

Which offer is best suited for you?

Are you interested in accessing Europe’s most liquid power markets? Fill in this short questionnaire to identify your needs. After submitting your contact information a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

 

01 - Are you interested in Spot only or Spot and futures?*

02 - What are your planned volumes?*

03 - What markets do you plan on being active in?*

04 - What segments are you interested in?*

05 - Do you plan on having your own trading desk?*

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Get in touch!

Please leave your contact details if you wish to be contacted by our Sales team. By sending this message, you agree to the use of your personal data according to our data privacy policy and EPEX SPOT SE undertakes to protect it according to said policy. You have the right at any time to access, rectify and delete data concerning you:

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