Power Trading Results in August
Leipzig, Paris 6 September 2010. In the framework of their cooperation, the European Energy Exchange AG (EEX) and the French Powernext SA integrated their Power Spot and Derivatives Markets in 2009.
In August 2010, a total volume of 86.0 TWh was traded on the joint subsidiaries EPEX Spot SE and EEX Power Derivatives (same month of the previous year: 81.2 TWh).
Power trading on the day-ahead auctions on EPEX Spot accounted for a total of 20,570,802 MWh and can be broken down as follows:
In August, a total of 915,249 MWh was traded on the Intraday market:
- Germany 867,775 MWh, same month of the previous year 527,239 MWh
- France 47,474 MWh, same month of the previous year 68,224 MWh
The volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 64.5 TWh in August (same month of the previous year: 66.0 TWh). The total volume includes 2.1 TWh from trading in French Power Futures. The derivatives trading volume comprises 33.6 TWh from OTC clearing. On 31 August 2010, the open interest amounted to 580.5 TWh. On the Power Derivatives Market, the base load for the year 2011 was quoted at EUR 51.10 per MWh (Germany) and at EUR 54.01 per MWh (France) on 31 August 2010. The peak load price for the year 2011 amounted to EUR 64.99 per MWh (Germany) and to EUR 70.00 per MWh (France).
EEX Power Derivatives GmbH operates the German and the French Power Derivatives Market and, hence, occupies a central position in power trading in Continental Europe: The trading participants can trade both Phelix Futures and Options with financial settlement and power futures settled physically with delivery to Germany and France. EEX AG holds 80 percent of the shares in EEX Power Derivatives GmbH and the French Powernext SA holds the remaining 20 percent. EEX Power Derivatives GmbH, established on 1 January 2008, is based in Leipzig and also has a branch in Paris.
EPEX Spot SE is a Paris-based company under European law (Societas Europaea) with a branch in Leipzig. EEX and Powernext each hold 50 percent in the joint company, in which they have integrated their entire spot power trading activities. The product range of EPEX Spot SE encompasses spot power trading (day ahead and intraday) for Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland. Together these countries account for more than one third of the European power consumption.
Clearing and settlement of all EPEX Spot and EEX Power Derivatives transactions are provided by European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC), based in Leipzig, the clearing house of EEX and its partner exchanges.