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EPEX SPOT/EEX Power Derivatives: Power Trading results in August 2011

 Paris, Leipzig 5 September 2011. In August 2011, a total volume of 119.3 TWh was traded on the Power Spot and Derivatives Market operated by EPEX SPOT SE and EEX Power Derivatives respectively (August 2010: 86.0 TWh).

In August 2011, power trading on the day-ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 23,613,100 MWh (August 2010: 20,570,802 MWh) and can be broken down as follows:

Areas Volume
Volume for the previous year
Base / peak on a monthly average Euro/MWh (peak excl. weekends)
D/A 18,448,376 16,050,576 48.57 / 56.69
FR 4,277,434 3,781,499 41.031 / 54.367
CH 887,290 738,727 48.97 / 57.41
Elix - European Electricity Index 46.52 / 56.79

On the Intraday market a total volume of 1,397,564 MWh was traded in August (same month of the previous year: 915,249 MWh):

  • Germany 1,270,682 MWh (August 2010: 867,775 MWh)
  • France 126,882 MWh (August 2010: 47,474 MWh)

In August, cross-border trades represented 12 percent of the total Intraday volume.

The volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 94.3 TWh in August (August 2010: 64.5 TWh). The total volume includes 5.7 TWh from trading in French Power Futures. The derivatives trading volume comprises 50.8 TWh from OTC clearing. On 31 August 2011, the open interest amounted to 609.0 TWh. On the Power Derivatives Market, the base load for the year 2012 was quoted at EUR 58.68 per MWh (Germany) and at EUR 57.21 per MWh (France) on 31 August 2011. The peak load price for the year 2012 amounted to EUR 72.65 per MWh (Germany) and to EUR 71.85 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: Market participants on EEX Power Derivatives can trade power futures and options with financial settlement as well as futures with physical 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.

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. 279 TWh were traded on the EPEX SPOT power markets in 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.