Paris, 4 November 2013. In October 2013, a total volume of 30.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday markets (October 2012: 29.3 TWh). It is the second time ever that the overall monthly trading volumes on EPEX SPOT’s markets hit the 30 TWh mark, after the record volume in December 2011 (30.9 TWh). The result is partly due to record volumes on the German Day-Ahead market (21.7 TWh), exceeding its previous record from December 2011 by 15 GWh.
In October 2013, power trading on the Day-Ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 28,335,139 MWh (October 2012: 27,739,571 MWh) and can be broken down as follows:
|Areas||Monthly volumeMWh||Monthly volume – previous year
|Price – monthly average
(Base / Peak*)
|DE/AT||21,670,182||20,776,386||37.68 / 48.08|
|FR||5,164,180||5,543,422||44.54 / 57.82|
|CH||1,500,777||1,419,763||43.62 / 56.80|
|ELIX – European Electricity Index||39.31 / 52.09|
* Peak excl. weekend
Prices within the French and the German market, both coupled with the Benelux markets within Central Western Europe (CWE), converged 49% of the time.
On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets , a total volume of 2,105,825 MWh was traded in October 2013 (October 2012: 1,565,231 MWh).
|Areas||Monthly volumeMWh||Monthly volume – previous yearMWh|
* Swiss market launched in June 2013
Trading volume on the Swiss Intraday market registered a new all-time high. The new record is a 1 % increase from previous record in July 2013 (83,153 MWh).
In October, cross-border trades represented 20.5% of the total Intraday volume. Volume in 15-Minute contracts amounted to 251,775 MWh. In October, they represented 14% of the volume traded on the German and Swiss Intraday markets.
The European Power Exchange 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 power consumption. EPEX SPOT is a European company (Societas Europaea) based in Paris with a branch in Leipzig. 285 TWh were traded on EPEX SPOT’s power markets in the first ten months of 2013.
Data Sources: EPEX