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EPEX SPOT power trading results of April 2017: Belgian Day-Ahead market reaches all-time high

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 3 May 2017. In April 2017, a total volume of 45.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (April 2016: 42.5 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In April 2017, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 39,775,771 MWh which represents a year-on-year increase of 6.1% (April 2016: 37,498,481 MWh). The traded volumes on the Belgian Day-Ahead market reached a record high of 2,302,427 MWh.

Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 46% of the time (April 2016: 57%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 5,746,936 MWh was traded in April 2017, an increase of 14.3 % compared to April 2016 (April 2016: 5,027,789 MWh).

In April, cross-border trades represented 21.1% of the total continuous intraday volume in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 10.8% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous intraday markets.

New members

In April, EPEX SPOT welcomed MFT Energy P/S and Restore France SAS as new members to the exchange.


The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE and its affiliates operate physical short-term electricity markets in Central Western Europe and the United Kingdom. The creation of a pan-European power market is what defines EPEX SPOT’s mission. In 2016, its 278 mem-bers traded 529 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. EPEX SPOT is part of EEX Group. For more information, please visit www.epexspot.com.

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