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

Paris, Leipzig 5 October 2011. In September 2011, a total volume of 105.0 TWh was traded on the Power Spot and Derivatives Market operated by EPEX SPOT SE and EEX Power Derivatives respectively (September 2010: 118.6 TWh).

In September 2011, power trading on the day-ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 24,580,033 MWh (September 2010: 22,100,813 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 18,436,065 17,321,843 52.64 / 62.38
FR 5,127,099 4,014,991 49.490 / 61.938
CH 1,016,869 763,979 53.25 / 62.43
Elix - European Electricity Index 51.95 / 62.83

On the Intraday market a total volume of 1,271,865 MWh was traded in September (same month of the previous year: 858,945 MWh):

  • Germany 1,126,239 MWh (September 2010: 808,831 MWh)
  • France 145,626 MWh (September 2010: 50,114 MWh)

In September, cross-border trades represented 14 percent of the total Intraday volume.

The volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 79.2 TWh in September (September 2010: 95.6 TWh). The total volume includes 4.4 TWh from trading in French Power Futures. The derivatives trading volume comprises 41.9 TWh from OTC clearing. On 30 September 2011, the open interest amounted to 606.6 TWh. On the Power Derivatives Market, the base load for the year 2012 was quoted at EUR 56.46 per MWh (Germany) and at EUR 55.13 per MWh (France) on 30 September 2011. The peak load price for the year 2012 amounted to EUR 69.92 per MWh (Germany) and to EUR 70.00 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. 279 TWh have been traded in 2010 on the EPEX SPOT power markets, while a 10 % growth is expected in 2011.

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.