EPEX SPOT and APX power trading results of October 2015
Strong performance on the Central Western Europe and UK spot markets: 47.3 TWh traded
Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 2 November 2015. In October 2015, a total volume of 47.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT and APX Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (September 2014: 33.2 TWh on EPEX SPOT and 8.3 TWh on APX). This corresponds to a 14% year-on-year growth and marks one of the strongest months in the history of power exchanges in Central Western Europe and the UK.
In October 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 32,753,830 MWh (October 2014: 30,506,670 MWh) and on APX Day-Ahead markets 9,771,395 MWh (October 2014: 6,696,783 MWh).
The French Day-Ahead market reached a new all-time high with 9,579,175 MWh traded, a 6% increase over the last record in January 2015.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 26% of the time (October 2014: 14%).
On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 3,549,765 MWh was traded in October 2015 (October 2014: 2,682,217 MWh). The APX Intraday markets totaled 1,180,378 MWh (October 2014: 1,629,340 MWh).
The French Intraday market (367,547 MWh) stood out with a 3% increase over last record from March 2015.
In October, cross-border trades represented 18.6% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 10.9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.
Please find further details on the volumes and prices below:
The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE and its affiliates currently operate organised short-term electricity markets for Germany, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Striving for the well-functioning European single market for electricity, EPEX SPOT shares its expertise with partners across the continent and beyond. EPEX SPOT is a European company (Societas Europaea) in corporate structure and staff, based in Paris with offices or affiliates in Amsterdam, Bern, Brussels, Leipzig, London and Vienna. More than 280 companies trade over 500 TWh of electricity on EPEX SPOT and its affiliates every year – 40% of their countries’ electricity consumption. EPEX SPOT is held by EEX Group, part of Deutsche Börse, and HGRT, a holding of European electricity transmission system operators.