EPEX SPOT / EEX Power Derivatives: Power Trading Results in April

(PresseBox) ( Paris, Leipzig, )
In April 2012, a total volume of 28.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT's auction and intraday markets (April 2011: 25.4 TWh).

During the same period, the volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 48.7 TWh (April 2011: 88.4 TWh).

In April 2012, power trading on the day-ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 27,371,196 MWh (April 2011: 23,998,906 MWh) and can be broken down as follows: (see PDF)

On the Intraday market of EPEX SPOT a total volume of 1,324,937 MWh was traded in April (same month of the previous year: 1,400,963 MWh):

- Germany 1,131,633 MWh (April 2011: 1,287,899 MWh)
- France 193,304 MWh (April 2011: 113,064 MWh)

In April, cross-border trades represented 17 percent of the total Intraday volume.

The volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 48.7 TWh in April (April 2011: 88.4 TWh). The total volume includes 0.8 TWh from trading in French Futures. The total derivatives trading volume comprises 22.8 TWh from OTC clearing. On 30 April 2012, the open interest amounted to 520.9 TWh. On the Power Derivatives Market, the base load for the year 2013 was quoted at EUR 50.43 per MWh (Germany) and at EUR 51.00 per MWh (France) on 30 April 2012. The peak load price for the year 2013 amounted to EUR 62.11 per MWh (Germany) and to EUR 64.50 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. Market participants can trade financial settled power futures for Germany (Phelix-Futures) and France (French Futures) as well as options on Phelix Futures. EEX AG holds 80 % of the shares in the company while the French Powernext SA holds the remaining 20 %.

EPEX SPOT SE operates the power spot markets for France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Day Ahead and Intraday). Together these countries account for more than one third of the European electricity consumption. EPEX SPOT is a Paris-based company under European law (Societas Europaea) with a branch in Leipzig. A volume of 84.2 TWh has been traded in Q1 2012 on the EPEX SPOT power markets.

Clearing and settlement of all EPEX SPOT and EEX Power Derivatives transactions are provided by European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC) based in Leipzig. ECC is the clearing house of EEX and its partner exchanges.
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