Highest price convergence in Central Western Europe since September 2012
Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 2 May 2016.
In April 2016, a total volume of 42.6 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (April 2015: 47.1 TWh).
In April 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 37,498,482 MWh (April 2015: 42,164,865 MWh).
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 57% of the time (April 2015: 5%). This is the highest price convergence since September 2012.
On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets (including APX), a total volume of 5,111,253 MWh was traded in April 2016 (April 2015: 4,929,345 MWh).
Monthly records were reached on the Austrian Intraday market as well as on the German 15-minute call auction.
In April, cross-border trades represented 24% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 11% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.
More details on volumes and prices are available in the enclosed report on pages 3 and 4.
In April, EPEX SPOT welcomed C.V.A. Trading S.r.l. a.s.u. as a new member to the exchange. C.V.A. Trading joined the Swiss Day-Ahead market. BTG Pactual Commodities (Switzerland) SA extended its existing EPEX SPOT membership to the Power UK market, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH to Swiss Intraday and Northpool B.V. to the French Day-Ahead auction.