Central Western European power volumes surge by 14% year-on-year, reach new all-time high

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 4 January 2016.

In December 2015, a total volume of 52.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (December 2014: 46 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In December 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX markets) accounted for a total of 46,917,768 MWh (December 2014: 41,207,862 MWh).
The Power UK Day-Ahead market experienced already the second consecutive all-time monthly high with 4,559,383 MWh traded.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 30% of the time (December 2014: 13%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets (including APX), a total volume of 5,339,961 MWh was traded in December 2015 (December 2014: 4,805,522 MWh).
In December, cross-border trades represented 8% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.
Details on volumes and prices are available in the enclosed monthly report on pages 3 and 4.

New members

In December, EPEX SPOT welcomed new members to its markets. BTG Pactual Commodities (Switzerland) SA joined the German/Austrian and French Day-Ahead auctions. ExtraEnergie GmbH joined the German/Austrian Day-Ahead auction and the German Intraday markets. Stadtwerke München GmbH and KOM-Solution GmbH extended their existing EPEX SPOT memberships to the German Intraday 15-minutes auction. Markedskraft ASA and Tinmar Energy SA extended their memberships to the Austrian Intraday market and Gunvor International BV to the Swiss Intraday market.


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