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Flexibility contracts grow their importance across markets

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 6 September 2016. In August 2016, a total volume of 41.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (August 2015: 44.5 TWh).
All EPEX SPOT continuous intraday markets witnessed another month of growing volumes.

Day-Ahead markets

In August 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 36,548,111 MWh (August 2015: 40,024,897 MWh).
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 58% of the time (August 2015: 21%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets (including APX), a total volume of 5,082,073 MWh was traded in August 2016 (August 2015: 4,471,629 MWh).
In August, cross-border trades represented 21% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 11% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

New members

In August, EPEX SPOT welcomed a new member to the exchange with Eggborough Power Ltd joining the Power UK market. Furthermore, Engelhart CTP (Switzerland) SA extended its existing membership to the French Intraday market.


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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