Flexible power contracts, Swiss and Austrian Intraday markets with all-time high

Amsterdam / Bern / Brussels / Leipzig / London / Paris / Vienna, 1 June 2016.

In May 2016, a total volume of 46.1 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets (May 2015: 48.3 TWh).

Day-Ahead markets

In May 2016, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets on EPEX SPOT (including APX) accounted for a total of 40,732,895 MWh (May 2015: 43,042,536 MWh).
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 48% of the time (May 2015: 16%).

Intraday markets

On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets (including APX), a total volume of 5,398,668 MWh was traded in May 2016 (May 2015: 5,233,811 MWh).
The Intraday markets in Switzerland and Austria as well as the German Intraday auction for 15-minute contracts reached new all-time highs. These results underline the overall development towards more flexible, short-term power trading.

In May, cross-border trades represented 26% 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.

New members

In May, EPEX SPOT welcomed GFP Trading Limited as a new member to the Power UK market.


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