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Belgian Day-Ahead, Dutch Intraday and German 15-minute auction reach monthly records

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 04 September 2018. In August 2018, a total volume of 45.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (August 2017: 44.0 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In August 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 38,316,370 MWh (August 2017: 37,902,392 MWh). The Belgian Day-Ahead market registered a monthly record, with 2,406,442 MWh traded.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 61% of the time (August 2017: 66%). 


Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 7,180,300 MWh was traded in August 2018 (August 2017: 6,111,968 MWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 17.5%, mainly due to solid growth rates on the German (+15.5%), French (+51.0%) and UK (+41.3%) continuous markets, including a monthly record of 230,436 MWh on the Dutch continuous market (+24.4%). The German 15-minute Intraday auction reached a new monthly record, with 573,021 MWh traded.
In August, cross-border trades matched between EPEX SPOT members represented 16.1% of the total continuous intraday volume. 15-minute contracts represented 10.9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian, Swiss, Dutch and Belgian continuous Intraday markets. 

More details on volumes and prices are available below.

New members

In August, EPEX SPOT welcomed Nordic Energy House as new member to the Exchange, nine existing members added new market segments to their portfolio.


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 the first half of 2018, 284 TWh have been traded on EPEX SPOT markets. 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 August 2018

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