Dynamic growth on Intraday markets

Strong month for 15 minute continuous segment in Germany

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 03 October 2019. In September 2019, a total volume of 47.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (September 2018: 44.7 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In September 2019, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 40,444,001 MWh (September 2018: 38,146,259 MWh). The Day-Ahead market in Great Britain and Switzerland continued their growth path from the previous month, with trading volumes increasing by 19.4% and 27.6% respectively.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 44% of the time (September 2018: 37%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 7,174,207 MWh was traded in September 2019 (September 2018: 6,576,122 MWh) representing a rise of 9.1%. Growth on the German Intraday market was mainly driven by the 15 minute continuous segment, which increased by 35.4% on year. The upward trend continues for the Belgian and Dutch markets, which rose by 29.4% and 19.4% respectively.

In September, cross-border trades matched between EPEX SPOT members represented 13.2% of the total continuous Intraday volume. 15 minute contracts represented 15.2% 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 September, the trading member Shell Energy Europe Limited extended its trading portfolio and was admitted to the French Capacity Market.

- 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 the first half of 2019, 300 TWh were traded on EPEX SPOT markets. 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.

In 2019, EPEX SPOT celebrates 10 years of power, the company’s tenth anniversary. More information about our history, along with a thank you message from our staff, is available here: https://www.epexspot.com/en/company-info/History_of_EPEX_SPOT_new

EPEX SPOT - Monthly Figures Report for September 2019

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