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EPEX SPOT / EEX Power Derivatives: Power tradng results in September 2010

Leipzig, Paris 6 October 2010. In September 2010, a total volume of 118.6 TWh was traded on the Power Spot and Derivatives Market operated by EPEX Spot SE and EEX Power Derivatives (same month of the previous year: 114.0 TWh).

Power trading on the day-ahead auctions on EPEX Spot accounted for a total of 22,100,813 MWh (September 2009: 15,400,783 MWh) and can be broken down as follows:

Areas Volume MWh Volume for the previous year MWh base/peak
Monthly average
Euro / MWh
DE/AT 17,321,843 10,907,528 45.86 / 54.81
FR 4,014,991 3,740,984 45.691 / 52.251
CH 763,979 752,271 47.24 / 56.46

On the Intraday market a total of 858,945 MWh was traded in September (same month of the previous year: 648,430 MWh):
•    Germany 808,831 MWh, same month of the previous year 562,653 MWh
•    France 50,114 MWh, same month of the previous year 85,777 MWh

The volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 95.6 TWh in September (same month of the previous year: 97.9 TWh). The total volume includes 2.8 TWh from trading in French Power Futures. The derivatives trading volume comprises 62.5 TWh from OTC clearing. On 30 September 2010, the open interest amounted to 585.1 TWh. On the Power Derivatives Market, the base load for the year 2011 was quoted at EUR 49.92 per MWh (Germany) and at EUR 52.08 per MWh (France) on 30 September 2010. The peak load price for the year 2011 amounted to EUR 62.29 per MWh (Germany) and to EUR 66.50 per MWh (France).
EEX Power Derivatives GmbH operates the German and the French Power Derivatives Market and, hence, occupies a central position in power trading in Continental Europe: The trading participants can trade both Phelix Futures and Options with financial settlement and power futures settled physically with delivery to Germany and France. EEX AG holds 80 percent of the shares in EEX Power Derivatives GmbH and the French Powernext SA holds the remaining 20 percent. EEX Power Derivatives GmbH, established on 1 January 2008, is based in Leipzig and also has a branch in Paris.

EPEX Spot SE operates the power spot markets for France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Day Ahead and Intraday). Together these countries account for more than one third of the European electricity consumption. EPEX Spot is a Paris-based company under European law (Societas Europaea) with a branch in Leipzig. 195 TWh were traded on the EPEX Spot power markets from 1st January to 30th September 2010.

Clearing and settlement of all EPEX Spot and EEX Power Derivatives transactions are provided by European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC), based in Leipzig, the clearing house of EEX and its partner exchanges.