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  • 06/12/2018
    Exchange Council looks forward to new market launches in the Nordic, Baltic countries and Poland

    At the quarterly meeting of the EPEX SPOT Exchange Council, the members welcomed EPEX SPOT’s plans to launch Day-Ahead and Intraday trading in the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as Poland. The current planning foresees different timelines for launches of Day-Ahead and Intraday trading. Setting up Day-Ahead markets will largely depend on the implementation of Multi-NEMO Agreements (MNAs) in the respective regions. These agreements define the exact framework for accommodating more …[more]

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  • 05/12/2018
    RE: XBID – 2nd Wave Go-Live and Changes in Gate Opening Time from 1st January 2019

    The XBID parties are pleased to confirm that XBID continues to operate with stability and that over 6.3 million trades have been successfully completed since go-live in June. The XBID solution has been operational for nearly 6 months. Preparations are now underway for a 2nd wave go-live which is expected to be launched in 2019. The following countries are actively involved in this expansion: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia, together with the bor…[more]

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  • 04/12/2018
    New record set on French Intraday market

    In November 2018, a total volume of 46.9 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (November 2017: 43.4 TWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 8.1%. Day-Ahead markets In November 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 40,005,162 MWh (November 2017: 37,519,558 MWh). The Belgian Day-Ahead market registered a year-on-year growth rate of 51.6%. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coup…[more]

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  • 28/11/2018
    EPEX SPOT and National Grid to launch frequency response auction trial

    The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and National Grid Electricity System Operator are joining forces to develop and operate a platform which will host a brand-new firm frequency response auction trial in Great Britain in 2019. Frequency response is an essential service provided by National Grid ESO. It ensures that in cases of interruption to supply, the frequency of the electricity system is kept stable at all times. Colm Murphy, Head of Electricity Market Change Delivery for Nati…[more]

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  • 26/11/2018
    Intraday trading harmonized across eight countries

    The European Power Exchange successfully migrated the EPEX SPOT continuous market in Great Britain to the M7 trading system, already in place on all other continental continuous markets. First trading day was 22 November 2018. Jonas Törnquist, Chief Operating Officer of EPEX SPOT, comments: “The implementation of the M7 system in Great Britain brings access to state of the art Application Programming Interface (API) technology to this very liquid continuous market. This is a true …[more]

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  • 20/11/2018
    Greek power market operator, Hellenic Energy Exchange S.A. (HEnEx), welcomed as newest member of the Price Coupling of Regions Initiative

    The power exchanges of the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) initiative today welcomed Hellenic Energy Exchange S.A. (HEnEx) as a new partner to the PCR. HEnEx is the eighth partner further reinforcing the initiative’s foundation for a single European day-ahead electricity market. HEnEx joins the existing power exchanges (EPEX SPOT, GME, Nord Pool, OMIE, OPCOM, OTE and TGE) who have been driving the development of PCR ensuring price coupling of day–ahead electricity markets in 24 …[more]

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  • 06/11/2018
    Day-Ahead volumes in Austria and Germany-Luxembourg display stable growth

    In October 2018, a total volume of 49.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (October 2017: 46.6 TWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 6%. Day-Ahead markets In October 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 41,892,812 MWh (October 2017: 40,029,138 MWh). The prices and volumes for the market areas of Austria and Germany-Luxembourg are calculated separately since 01 October 2018. The Belgian Day-Ahead market reg…[more]

  • 15/10/2018
    Jean-François Conil-Lacoste has stepped down from his CEO mandate

    As announced earlier this year, Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, founding CEO of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, has stepped down from his CEO mandate on 13 October 2018, as he turns 65, according to French corporate law. He remains in an advisory role. Ralph Danielski, whose appointment was announced three months ago, has taken up his new role as CEO of EPEX SPOT as of today. --- ENDS Jean François Conil-Lacoste: please click here to download photo . Ralph Danielski: plea…[more]

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  • 12/10/2018
    EPEX SPOT supports Exergy platform to be launched by LO3 Energy

    The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and LO3 Energy are taking their partnership to the next level. After signing a Memorandum of Understanding in December last year , sealing a partnership to connect Microgrids with wholesale markets, both companies will now cooperate on the Exergy Network. Exergy is an innovative global blockchain data exchange and warehouse initiated by LO3 Energy which aims at standardizing and monetizing energy data. The goal of Exergy is to value data related…[more]

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  • 03/10/2018
    EPEX SPOT launches two new Intraday auctions in Great Britain, both coupled with the Irish market

    London / Paris, 03 October 2018 . The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT successfully launched two new Intraday auctions in Great Britain on 30 September (first trading day). Both auctions are coupled with the Integrated Single Electricity Market in Ireland (I-SEM), launched on 01 October as well. Clearing and settlement is conducted by European Commodity Clearing (ECC) which also includes the cross-border settlement between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The first GB …[more]

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  • 02/10/2018
    Impressive growth of the Belgian Day-Ahead market

    Record on French Intraday market Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 02 October 2018. In September 2018, a total volume of 44.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (September 2017: 43.7 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In September 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 38,146,259 MWh (September 2017: 37,918,070 MWh). The Belgian Day-Ahead market registered a record with 140.8% growth compar…[more]

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  • 02/10/2018
    Irish Power Spot Market Launched

    EPEX SPOT and ECC support SEMOpx in start of I-SEM spot market Belfast / Dublin / Leipzig / Paris, 2 October 2018. The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) completed their mission to support the Irish power exchange SEMOpx in setting up a Day-Ahead and Intraday market in Ireland and Northern Ireland, including clearing and settlement. The markets were launched on 30 September 2018, with first trading day for delivery on 1 Octo…[more]

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  • 01/10/2018
    EPEX SPOT to publish separate prices and volumes for the Austrian and German Day-Ahead markets

    Leipzig / Paris / Vienna, 01 October 2018 . The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has successfully implemented the so-called split of the Germany-Luxembourg-Austria bidding zone on 30 September 2018. The EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead market clearing volume for delivery on 01 October reached 552 502 MWh on the market area Germany-Luxembourg. 85 383 MWh were traded on the Austrian market area. The daily average for Phelix DE was 61.24 €/MWh. 63.19 €/MWh was determined for Phelix AT. Price con…[more]

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  • 13/09/2018
    Exchange Council welcomes advancements on UK market

    At the quarterly meeting of the EPEX SPOT Exchange Council, the members were informed about the advancement of the migration of GB continuous trading from the Eurolight system to M7. Several workshops and trainings have been completed successfully, and test sessions are to follow in order to fully prepare Exchange members to this system change due to be completed on 6 November. “This trading migration marks the final step in the post-merger integration process with former APX Group”…[more]

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  • 06/09/2018
    European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution trades exceed 2.5 million since go-live

    European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution trades exceed 2.5 million since go-live. Solution is stable and therefore availability of roll back systems has ceased. Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are pleased to announce that the number of trades in XBID since go-live in mid-June has exceeded 2.5 million. The XBID solution has been running with stability and therefore, the Steering Committee has decided, in line with the con…[more]

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  • 04/09/2018
    Belgian Day-Ahead, Dutch Intraday and German 15-minute auction reach monthly records

    In August 2018, a total volume of 45.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (August 2017: 44.0 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In August 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 38,316,370 MWh (August 2017: 37,902,392 MWh). The Belgian Day-Ahead market registered a monthly record, with 2,406,442 MWh traded. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 61% of the time (August 2017: 66%…[more]

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  • 01/08/2018
    French Intraday on impressive growth path with 50% volumes increase

    In July 2018, a total volume of 45.5 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (July 2017: 44.1 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In July 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 39,403,989 MWh (July 2017: 38,644,530 MWh). The half-hour auction in Great Britain displayed a year-on-year growth of 32.5%. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 64% of the time (July 2017: 61%). Intraday…[more]

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  • 12/07/2018
    EPEX SPOT and ECC successfully introduce 15-minute continuous trading in Belgium and The Netherlands

    The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) successfully introduced 15-minute continuous Intraday trading on the Belgian and Dutch local power spot markets. First trading day was 10 July 2018. “In Intraday trading, flexibility products with a sub-hourly modality are of growing importance, as they are indispensable to efficiently integrate renewables into the wholesale market” explains Jonas Törnquist, Chief Operating Officer of EP…[more]

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  • 09/07/2018
    EPEX SPOT successfully introduces blocks within the German 15-minute auction

    The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has successfully introduced block orders within its 15-minute auction in Germany. First trading day was on 04 July 2018. Unlike a regular order, in which all 15-minute contracts have to be submitted separately, a block order allows market participants to combine several quarter hour contracts within one single order. This ensures that their order is executed on all preselected time slots at one price, as the execution condition is “all or none…[more]

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  • 05/07/2018
    Ralph Danielski appointed as new CEO of EPEX SPOT

    The Supervisory Board of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT has appointed Ralph Danielski as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Management Board of EPEX SPOT. He follows Jean-François Conil-Lacoste who will step down as he turns 65, according to French Corporate Law. Dr. Jürgen Kroneberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “Ralph Danielski brings to the table a solid experience in the financial sector, and his background makes him an excellent match for this posit…[more]

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  • 03/07/2018
    Growth trend on Day-ahead markets continues

    In June 2018, a total volume of 45.0 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (June 2017: 43.0 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In June 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 39,083,676 MWh (June 2017: 37,469,592 MWh), which represents a year-on-year growth of 4.3%, supported by growth on the French (17.6%), Dutch (12.5%) and Belgian (74%) markets. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, con…[more]

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  • 28/06/2018
    Exchange Council content with smooth XBID go-live

    Leipzig / Paris, 28 June 2018 . At the quarterly meeting of the EPEX SPOT Exchange Council, the members welcomed the smooth and successful go-live of the Cross-Border Intraday initiative XBID. The solution was successfully implemented on the European Intraday markets on 12 June with first deliveries on 13 June. “This was a project of enormous scope, on which we have worked, along with Power Exchanges and TSOs from 11 countries, since 2012” says Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, Chair…[more]

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  • 14/06/2018
    European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution and 10 Local Implementation Projects successful go-live

    Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are pleased to announce that XBID was successfully launched on Tuesday 12th June. First deliveries were achieved on Wednesday 13th June. This marks a major milestone in the project and follows several years of complex and intensive development and testing. Marking an important step towards creating a single integrated European intraday market, the go-live with the 10 Local Implementation Project…[more]

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  • 12/06/2018
    New EPEX SPOT Exchange Council elected

    The members of the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT have elected a new Exchange Council. All elected members have accepted their mandate. The Exchange Council’s main mission is to represent the interests of all Exchange members and to make their voice heard in the decision process of the Exchange. The Exchange Council therefore mirrors the diverse range of activity of EPEX SPOT trading members: The Council is composed of 26 elected members from five categories and seven permanent gu…[more]

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  • 07/06/2018
    Jean-François Conil-Lacoste to step down as EPEX SPOT CEO by end of 2018

    The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT announced today that its CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, will step down by the end of the year, as he turns 65, according to the French company law. The Supervisory Board has started a process of recruitment of his successor. Jean-François Conil-Lacoste was the founding CEO of Powernext, the Paris based energy exchange in 2001, a position he held until April 2015. In 2008, under his impulse, EPEX SPOT was …[more]

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  • 01/06/2018
    Monthly volumes exceed 50 TWh for the first time since 2015

    In May 2018, a total volume of 50.9 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (May 2017: 45.2 TWh). The traded volumes exceeded the 50 TWh mark for the first time since December 2015, when 52.2 TWh were traded in one month. Day-Ahead markets In May 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 43,659,235 MWh (May 2017: 39,381,095 MWh). The French and Swiss Day-ahead markets reached a monthly record with 11,341,684 MWh and 2,372,72…[more]

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  • 24/05/2018
    European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution and 10 Local Implementation Projects confirm go-live date for June 2018.

    Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) confirm the target date for the launch of XBID and the go-Live of 10 Local Implementation Projects of 12th June with first deliveries on 13th June. This confirmation follows the successful completion of the additional phase of testing which was communicated to Market Parties and stakeholders at the end of January 2018. Two Market Trial periods have also been completed. The June 2018 go-live date …[more]

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  • 02/05/2018
    Growth on Day-ahead markets carried by five market areas

    In April 2018, a total volume of 48.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (April 2017: 45.5 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In April 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 41,356,768 MWh (April 2017: 39,775,771 MWh). This represents a year-on-year growth of 4% thanks to increased volumes on the German/Austrian, French, UK, Swiss and Dutch market. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, c…[more]

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  • 11/04/2018
    GB auctions successfully migrated to EPEX Trading System

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  • 04/04/2018
    Intraday volumes grow by 23%

    In March 2018, a total volume of 47.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (March 2017: 47.9 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In March 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 40,275,975 MWh (March 2017: 41,759,248 MWh). Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 29% of the time (March 2017: 46%). Intraday markets On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 7,563,698 MWh…[more]

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  • 21/03/2018
    Exchange Council supports migration of products from Local Trading Systems to XBID

    At the quarterly meeting of the EPEX SPOT Exchange Council, a large part of the meeting was dedicated to the European Cross-Border Intraday Solution XBID, due to go live on 12 June 2018, with first deliveries on 13 June 2018. Following a public debate between different stakeholders concerning the setup of the XBID solution, especially in relation to individual local products, the Exchange Council discussed the following: Over the past years, EPEX SPOT has been the architect of the devel…[more]

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  • 05/03/2018
    French and UK Day-ahead markets grow year-on-year

    05 March 2018. In February 2018, a total volume of 42.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (February 2017: 41.2 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In February 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 36,627,906 MWh (February 2017: 35,610,531 MWh). The French and UK Day-ahead markets registered a year-on-year growth of 26.4% and 15.2% respectively. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, co…[more]

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  • 07/02/2018
    Pentalateral cooperation to create a new Power Exchange for Central and South Eastern Europe

    Belgrade / Budapest / Paris, 07 February 2018. ELEKTROMREŽA SRBIJE (EMS), the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, the Hungarian Power Exchange HUPX, the Hungarian Independent Transmission Operator Company MAVIR and the South East European Power Exchange SEEPEX have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which foresees the creation of a strong cross-regional power exchange in the Central and South Eastern European region. The pentalateral agreement foresees a merger between the H…[more]

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  • 06/02/2018
    enera project: EWE and EPEX SPOT to create local market platform to relieve grid congestions

    Essen / Oldenburg / Paris, 06 February 2018 . The energy group EWE AG and the European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT have signed a cooperation agreement within the scope of the enera project in Essen today. As part of the project, both companies commit to reveal the local dimension of the European power market by launching a local market platform for flexibility sources together with the system operators Avacon Netz, EWE NETZ and TenneT. With this market platform the project partners aim t…[more]

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  • 06/02/2018
    EEX Group unveils innovative solutions for energy and commodity markets against backdrop of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation

    Today, EEX Group outlined a programme of innovations for the energy and commodity markets of the future at the E-world energy & water conference in Essen. Four of the Group’s Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) took part in the press event discussing how EEX Group’s series of innovative projects meets the challenges and opportunites posed by the increasing importance of decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation. “As EEX Group we are committed to providing our customer…[more]

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  • 05/02/2018
    EPEX SPOT and ECC reduce lead-time on Austrian, French and Swiss Intraday markets

    The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) successfully reduced the lead-time to five minutes before delivery for local Austrian and French contracts, and to 30 minutes before delivery for local Swiss contracts. The lead-time reduction from previously 30 minutes for Austria and France, and from 60 minutes for Switzerland, was implemented on 31 January on the respective continuous markets. The lead-time for cross-border trades remains u…[more]

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  • 02/02/2018
    Growth trend continues on Day-ahead market

    In January 2018, a total volume of 48.8 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (January 2017: 43.0 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In January 2018, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 42,155,895 MWh (January 2017: 37,097,360 MWh). This represents a healthy year-on-year growth of 13.6%. The UK half-hour auction reached a monthly record in January 2018, with 406,619 MWh traded. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the…[more]

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  • 31/01/2018
    European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution and 10 Local Implementation Projects announce a revised go-live date for June 2018.

    Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs*) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs**) announce a revised target date for the launch of XBID and the go-Live of 10 Local Implementation Projects of 12th June with first power deliveries on 13th June. This revision enables additional testing to be undertaken to ensure the robustness of the XBID. It also provides opportunities for Market Parties to take part in two Market Trial Periods which will help build XBID familiarisation. All dat…[more]

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  • 11/01/2018
    A strong year for the UK market

    •    Flexibility products launched in 2017 •    Business diversification through international partnership •    Harmonization of trading across markets A total volume of 535 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s markets in 2017. The European Power Exchange has launched products that cater to the market participant’s growing needs to fine-tune their portfolios and to trade closer to real time. Operational measures to facilitate trading across EPEX SPOT markets were successful…[more]

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  • 08/01/2018
    European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution and 10 Local Implementation Projects to go-live in March 2018.

    Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators have announced the 13th March 2018 as the target date for the launch of XBID and the go-Live of 10 Local Implementation Projects, with first deliveries on 14th March. All indicated dates remain subject to successful completion of testing. The project partners consisting of the European NEMOs EPEX SPOT, GME, Nord Pool and OMIE and the North Western and South Western European and Baltic Transmission Syste…[more]

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  • 03/01/2018
    Volumes grow by 8.2%

    In December 2017, a total volume of 47.0 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (December 2016: 43.5 TWh). Day-Ahead markets In December 2017, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 40,553,639 MWh (December 2016: 37,876,519 MWh). The UK half-hour auction reached a monthly record in December 2017, with 378,724 MWh traded. Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 6% of the time …[more]

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