Volume in flexibility contracts grows across Central Western Europe
Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 1 August 2016. In July 2016, a total volume of 43.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (July 2015: 48.6 TWh).
Trading volumes in 15- and 30-minute contracts grew in July across all markets, underlining the market’s need for flexible power trading solutions.
In July 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 38,593,473 MWh (July 2015: 43,218,958 MWh).
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 42% of the time (July 2015: 44%).
On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets (including APX), a total volume of 5,255,478 MWh was traded in July 2016 (July 2015: 5,342,822 MWh).
In July, cross-border trades represented 21% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 11% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.
In July, EPEX SPOT welcomed one new member to the exchange. ES FOR IN SE joined German Day-Ahead and Intraday markets in July.
Please find further details on the volumes and prices below.
The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT SE and its affiliates operate physical short-term electricity markets in Central Western Europe and the United Kingdom. The creation of a pan-European power market is what defines EPEX SPOT’s mission. In 2016, its 278 mem-bers traded 529 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. EPEX SPOT is part of EEX Group. For more information, please visit www.epexspot.com.