French and Swiss power markets expand liquidity

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 04 July 2016.

In June 2016, a total volume of 43 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (June 2015: 45.7 TWh).

The French Day-Ahead and Intraday markets saw strong results with over 10 TWh traded on the Day-Ahead and a new all-time high on the Intraday. This is in line with the overall development of this market over the past year.

Day-Ahead markets

In June 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 38,099,953 MWh (June 2015: 40,961,553 MWh).

Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 41% of the time (June 2015: 26%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets (including APX), a total volume of 4,877,706 MWh was traded in June 2016 (June 2015: 4,767,996 MWh).

In June, cross-border trades represented 26% 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.

More details on volumes and prices are available in the enclosed report on pages 3 and 4.

New members

In June, EPEX SPOT welcomed new members to the exchange. Pont sur Sambre Power SAS and BCM Energy SAS both joined French Day-Ahead and Intraday markets in June.


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 2015, its 280 members traded 566 TWh – a third of the domestic consumption in these eight countries. 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

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