French Day-Ahead market reaches all-time high

Auctions foster GB Intraday volumes

Amsterdam / Berlin / Bern / Brussels / London / Paris / Vienna, 3 February 2021. In January 2021, a total volume of 53.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2020: 52.7 TWh).

EPEX Day-Ahead

In January 2021, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 43,556.8 GWh (January 2020: 42,633.1 GWh). The French Day-Ahead market reached a new monthly record with 11,773.2 GWh traded.

EPEX Intraday

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 10,279.3 GWh was traded in January 2021 (January 2020: 10,090.8 GWh). 1,109.9 GWh were traded on the Intraday auctions, covering hourly, half-hourly and 15 minute contracts. Driven by a 307% year-on-year growth on the GB Intraday auctions, the GB Intraday market reached a new all-time high.


More details on volumes and prices are available in the enclosed report from page 3.


In January, five existing members have added new market segments to their portfolio.



The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE and its affiliates operate physical short-term electricity markets in Central Western Europe, the United Kingdom, in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, EPEX SPOT is committed to the creation of a pan-European power market. Over 300 members trade electricity across twelve countries on EPEX SPOT. 49% of its equity is held by HGRT, a holding of transmission system operators. For more information, please visit