French Day-Ahead trading increases by 19%

Intraday volume reaches all-time high in October

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 3 November 2020. In October 2020, a total volume of 53.2 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (October 2019: 49.0 TWh).

EPEX Day-Ahead

In October 2020, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 42,878.8 GWh (October 2019: 40,478.2 GWh). French Day-Ahead trading increased by 19.0% on year and reached 10,241.0 GWh, while the German Day-Ahead grew by 5.7% and reached 17,673.5 GWh. The Norwegian Day-Ahead rose to 850.7 GWh.

EPEX Intraday

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 10,297.2 GWh was traded in October 2020 (October 2019: 8,557.1 GWh). This is a new all-time high, beating the record of January 2020. The Danish Intraday market reached 118.1 GWh. The French continuous market beat its record of the previous month and reached 1,047.9 GWh. The German continuous market also recorded a new all-time high with 5,305.0 GWh traded.

900.1 GWh were traded on the Intraday auctions, covering hourly, half-hourly and 15 minute contracts, including the newly launched Intraday auctions in Austria, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Launched on 14 October 2020, these new auctions reached a combined 26.5 GWh.

More details on volumes and prices are available in the report below.

New members

In October, EPEX SPOT welcomed E&T Consult Limited as new member of the Exchange.

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The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE and its affiliates operate physical short-term electricity markets in Central Western Europe, the United Kingdom and 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 www.epexspot.com.

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