Monthly Intraday volume passes 10 TWh mark for the first time

Records in six market areas

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 03 February 2020. In January 2020, a total volume of 52.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2019: 50.5 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In January 2020, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 42,633,101 MWh (January 2019: 43,588,335 MWh). The French Day-Ahead market continued its growth path from the previous month and rose to 10,578,227 MWh, an increase of 34.0% on year.

Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 28% of the time (January 2019: 23%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 10,090,810 MWh was traded in January 2020 (January 2019: 6,909,513 MWh), gaining 46.0% on year and setting a new monthly record. New records were reached on the Austrian (394,901 MWh), Belgian (214,175 MWh), German continuous (5,234,233 MWh), French (933,193 MWh), GB continuous (2,044,449 MWh) and Dutch market (416,721 MWh). In Switzerland, the Intraday auctions have brought new dynamics to the market and trading volume has quadrupled, reaching 161,650 MWh.

In January, cross-border trades matched between EPEX SPOT members represented 17.8% of the total continuous Intraday volume. 15 minute contracts represented 12.4% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian, Swiss, Dutch and Belgian continuous Intraday markets.

More details on volumes and prices are available below.

New members

In January, EPEX SPOT welcomed A/S Global Risk Management Ltd. Holding as a new member of the Exchange.

-ENDS

The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE and its affiliates operate physical short-term electricity markets in Central Western Europe and the United Kingdom. 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. In 2019, its 302 members traded 593 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. For more information, please visit www.epexspot.com.

In 2019, EPEX SPOT celebrates 10 years of power, the company’s tenth anniversary. Curious to learn more? Click here: https://www.epexspot.com/en/company-info/History_of_EPEX_SPOT_new

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