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Growth trend continues on Day-ahead market

Dutch Intraday more than doubles last year’s trading volumes

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02/02/2018

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna

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 Multiregional Coupling, converged 34% of the time (January 2017: 6%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 6,611,855 MWh was traded in January 2018 (January 2017: 5,936,012 MWh). The Dutch Intraday market registered a 128.5% growth and the German 15-minute auction registered a monthly record with 544,606 MWh.
In January, cross-border trades represented 19.5% of the total continuous intraday volume in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 21% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

New members

In January, EPEX SPOT welcomed oekostrom Handels GmbH and Slovenske elektrame, a.s. as new members to 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 2017, its 285 members traded 535 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.

 

EPEX SPOT – Monthly Figures Report for January 2018

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume – previous year

MWh

Total

48,767,750

43,033,372

Day-Ahead

42,155,895

37,097,360

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU

19,937,977

17,832,736

Day-Ahead FR

10,980,836

8,089,423

Day-Ahead UK total

4,511,821

4,407,966

- Day-Ahead auction

4,108,202

4,160,099

- Half-Hour 15:30 auction

403,619

247,867

Day-Ahead CH

1,826,391

1,869,315

Day-Ahead NL

3,255,555

3,119,934

Day-Ahead BE

1,643,315

1,777,986

Intraday

6,611,855

5,936,012

Intraday DE/AT total

4,296,878

4,013,748

- hourly continuous DE

3,117,420

3,120,435

- 30-min continuous DE

5,638

0*

- 15-min continuous DE

398,830

343,187

- 15-min call auction DE

544,606

350,389

- hourly continuous AT

205,618

186,275

- 15-min continuous AT

24,766

13,462

Intraday FR total

344,329

404,415

- hourly continuous FR

338,254

404,415

- 30-min continuous FR

6,075

0*

Intraday UK

1,581,980

1,178,241

Intraday CH total

124,437

164,535

- hourly continuous

121,221

163,233

- 30-min continuous

144

0*

- 15-min continuous

3,072

1,302

Intraday NL

159,335

69,732

Intraday BE

90,280

86,034

OTC Registration

14,616

19,287

*segment launched in March 2017

Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak**)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU – PHELIX

€29.46 / €37.86

Day-Ahead FR

€34.95 / €43.19

Day-Ahead UK

£49.80 / £54.75

Day-Ahead UK Half-Hour

£49.50 / £54.57

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€43.81 / €49.73

Day-Ahead NL

€38.79 / €46.57

Day-Ahead BE

€36.78 / €45.29

European Electricity Index – ELIX***

€25.05 / €34.39

Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous)

€29.52 / €39.30

Intraday 30-minute continuous DE

€29.56 / €39.60

Intraday 15-minute continuous DE

€29.47 / €39.33

Intraday 15-minute call auction DE

€29.07 / €38.19

Intraday FR (hourly continuous)

€35.70 / €44.42

Intraday 30-minute continuous FR

€35.68 / €44.56

Intraday CH (hourly continuous)

€41.13 / €48.67

Intraday 30-minute continuous CH

€41.13 / €48.67

Intraday NL

€40.74 / €50.99

Intraday BE

€40.90 / €54.00

** Peak excl. weekend
*** Calculated on the orders of DE/AT/LU, FR & CH under the assumption of unlimited transmission capacity between the markets

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