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UK Day-ahead grows by 44.4%

Swiss Intraday registers 41.7% growth rate year on year

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04/09/2017

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

In August 2017, a total volume of 44.0 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (August 2016: 41.6 TWh). Total spot volumes grew by 5.9% year on year.

Day-Ahead markets

In August 2017, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for 37,902,392 MWh (August 2016: 36,548,110 MWh). The UK Day-ahead market displayed a 44.4% growth rate year on year, with 4,256,401 MWh traded in August 2017.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 66% of the time (August 2016: 58%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 6,111,728 MWh was traded in August 2017 (August 2016: 5,017,959 MWh). The Swiss Intraday market reached a record with 264,336 MWh traded, which represents a year on year growth rate of 41.7%. Further records were registered on the Belgian and Dutch continuous market, with 125,760 MWh and 185,246 MWh respectively. This represents a 207.4% growth rate year on year for Belgian, and a 244.3% growth rate for Dutch Intraday trading. The German 15-minute auction saw a record volume of 459,847 MWh traded in August 2017.
In August, cross-border trades represented 30.6% of the total continuous intraday volume in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 11.9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

New members

In August, EPEX SPOT welcomed Illumia trend S.r.l. and EP UK Investments Ltd. 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. The creation of a pan-European power market is what defines EPEX SPOT’s mission. In 2016, its 278 members 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.

EPEX SPOT – Monthly Figures Report for August 2017

Volumes

Power Spot Volumes

Monthly volume

MWh

Monthly volume – previous year

MWh

Total

44,014,120

41,566,069

Day-Ahead

37,902,392

36,548,110

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU

18,936,212

19,069,054

Day-Ahead FR

8,606,535

8,679,871

Day-Ahead CH

2,209,075

2,040,187

Day-Ahead UK total

4,256,401

2,947,708

- Day-Ahead auction

3,995,657

2,722,538

- Half-Hour 15:30 auction

260,744

225,170

Day-Ahead NL

2,844,062

2,572,551

Day-Ahead BE

1,050,107

1,238,739

Intraday

6,111,728

5,017,959

Intraday DE/AT total

4,007,737

3,440,738

- hourly continuous DE

2,939,881

2,570,244

- 30-min continuous DE

6,612

0*

- 15-min continuous DE

414,819

326,271

- 15-min call auction DE

459,847

410,691

- hourly continuous AT

161,779

123,513

- 15-min continuous AT

24,799

10,019

Intraday FR

330,997

299,169

- hourly continuous FR

323,538

299,169

- 30-min continuous FR

7,459

0*

Intraday CH total

264,336

186,518

- hourly continuous

249,463

178,560

- 30-min continuous

99

0*

- 15-min continuous

14,774

7,958

Intraday UK

1,184,928

992,938

Intraday NL

185,246

53,809

Intraday BE

125,760

40,911

OTC Registration

12,724

3,876

*segment launched in March 2017


Prices and Indices

 

Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak**)

Price/MWh

Day-Ahead DE/AT/LU – PHELIX

€30.85 / €36.17

Day-Ahead FR

€32.02 / €37.79

Day-Ahead CH – SWISSIX

€32.04 / €37.13

Day-Ahead UK

£42.43 / £46.30

Day-Ahead UK Half-Hour

£42.10 / £45.74

Day-Ahead NL

€33.05 / €37.60

Day-Ahead BE

€31.78 / €36.78

European Electricity Index – ELIX***

€27.70 / €33.82

Intraday DE/AT (hourly continuous)

€31.20 / €37.37

Intraday 30-minute continuous DE

€31.16 / €37.46

Intraday 15-minute continuous DE

€30.86 / €37.58

Intraday 15-minute call auction DE

€30.33 / €36.42

Intraday FR (hourly continuous)

€32.16 / €38.75

Intraday 30-minute continuous FR

€32.08 / €38.59

Intraday CH (hourly continuous)

€32.32 / €38.74

Intraday 30-minute continuous CH

€32.32 / €38.74

Intraday NL

€34.46 / €39.88

Intraday BE

€33.03 / €38.65

** 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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