New Daily Intraday Indices on EPEX Spot’s website
Paris/Leipzig, 6 July 2009 – EPEX Spot SE publishes on its website a new Intraday Index on the French Intraday Market Segment. The purpose of this index is to give a daily overview of the price development on the French Intraday market as requested by market participants. A similar index is envisaged for the German Intraday Market Segment in the aftermath of Powernext and EEX’s spot power market integration process.
The Intraday Index is displayed on EPEX Spot homepage (http://www.epexspot.com/ ) and on its Market Data page (http://www.epexspot.com/en/market-data/intraday ).
The Index is based on trades concluded on EPEX Spot’s French Intraday Market. It is calculated for each delivery day and takes into account trades that occurred on this specific day and on the day before, in accordance with the EPEX Spot Exchange Rules. This index is based on hourly trades only and block trades are therefore excluded from the calculation.
Each hourly index is a volume-weighted average of the price of all transactions for a certain delivery hour. For each delivery day a Baseload and a Peakload index are made available. They correspond respectively to the simple average of the 24 hourly indices of that day (base hours) and to the 12 indices between hour 9 and hour 20 of the same day (peak hours).
In case no trade has occurred on a specific delivery hour, then the hourly index value is replaced by the EPEX Spot French Auction price for this specific hour.
EPEX Spot SE is a Paris-based company under European law (Societas Europaea). EEX and Powernext each hold 50 percent in the joint company, in which they integrated their entire spot power trading activities. The product range of EPEX Spot SE encompasses spot power trading for France, Germany/Austria and Switzerland. These countries account for more than one third of the European power consumption.
EEX operates Spot and Derivatives Markets for energy and energy-related products. With more than 200 trading participants from 21 countries it is the energy exchange in continental Europe which boasts the biggest number of trading participants and the highest turnover. Power, natural gas and CO2 emission rights are traded both short-term on the Spot Market and long-term on the Derivatives Market with a time horizon of up to six years into the future. Furthermore, EEX offers financially settled coal futures. Clearing of exchange and over-the-counter transactions (OTC clearing) is provided by European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC). ECC is the clearing house of EEX and its partner exchanges.
Powernext SA, incorporated in 2001, manages several complementary, transparent and anonymous energy markets: Powernext® Gas Spot and Powernext® Gas Futures were launched on November 26, 2008 in order to hedge their volume and price risks from Within-Day to the next three gas seasons; Powernext® Balancing GRTgaz allows the Transmission System Operator GRTgaz to progressively cover its daily balancing needs through a market based mechanism. EPEX Spot, based in Paris, launched on January 1st 2009 and held at 50% by Powernext, facilitates, 365 days a year, the hourly balancing of physical power delivered the following day on the French, German/Austrian and Swiss hubs. In April 2009, Powernext contributed the French power derivatives to a new company dedicated to European power derivatives, based in Leipzig, against a 20 percent equity stake in this company.