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

Paris, Leipzig, 7 November 2011. In October 2011, a total volume of 101.3 TWh was traded on the Power Spot and Derivatives Market operated by EPEX SPOT SE and EEX Power Derivatives respectively (October 2010: 108.3 TWh).

In October 2011, power trading on the day-ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 25,627,640 MWh (October 2010: 23,079,399 MWh) and can be broken down as follows:

Areas Volume
Volume previous year
Base / peak on a monthly average Euro/MWh (peak excl. weekends)
D/A 19,358,651 17,908,222 51.65 / 62.21
FR 5,188,645 4,324,855 52.240 / 63.210
CH 1,080,344 846,322 55.56 / 65.28
Elix - European Electricity Index 52.29 / 63.93

On the Intraday market a total volume of 1,680,637 MWh was traded in October (same month of the previous year: 1,044,729 MWh):

  • Germany 1,510,952 MWh (October 2010: 954,034 MWh)
  • France 169,685 MWh (October 2010: 90,695 MWh)

In October, cross-border trades represented 13 percent of the total Intraday volume.

EPEX SPOT welcomed its 200th member overall as STADTWERKE HEIDENHEIM WärmeService GmbH started trading on the German/Austrian Auction and the German Intraday markets on 27th October.

The volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 74.0 TWh in October (October 2010: 84.2 TWh). The total volume includes 3.4 TWh from trading in French Power Futures. The derivatives trading volume comprises 36.5 TWh from OTC clearing. On 31 October 2011, the open interest amounted to 596.6 TWh. On the Power Derivatives Market, the base load for the year 2012 was quoted at EUR 54.98 per MWh (Germany) and at EUR 54.13 per MWh (France) on 31 October 2011. The peak load price for the year 2012 amounted to EUR 67.49 per MWh (Germany) and to EUR 68.75 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 % of the shares in EEX Power Derivatives GmbH and the French Powernext SA holds the remaining 20 %.

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. 258 TWh have been traded from 1 January to 31 October 2011 on the EPEX SPOT power markets.

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.