Strong performance on the Central Western Europe and UK spot markets: 47.3 TWh traded

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 2 November 2015

In October 2015, a total volume of 47.3 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT and APX Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (September 2014: 33.2 TWh on EPEX SPOT and 8.3 TWh on APX). This corresponds to a 14% year-on-year growth and marks one of the strongest months in the history of power exchanges in Central Western Europe and the UK.

Day-Ahead markets

In October 2015, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 32,753,830 MWh (October 2014: 30,506,670 MWh) and on APX Day-Ahead markets 9,771,395 MWh (October 2014: 6,696,783 MWh).

The French Day-Ahead market reached a new all-time high with 9,579,175 MWh traded, a 6% increase over the last record in January 2015.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 26% of the time (October 2014: 14%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 3,549,765 MWh was traded in October 2015 (October 2014: 2,682,217 MWh). The APX Intraday markets totaled 1,180,378 MWh (October 2014: 1,629,340 MWh).

The French Intraday market (367,547 MWh) stood out with a 3% increase over last record from March 2015.

In October, cross-border trades represented 18.6% of the total continuous Intraday volume in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 10.9% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.

Details on the volumes and prices are available in the enclosed monthly report on pages 3 and 4.


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