Dutch King and Queen visit EEX

(PresseBox) ( Leipzig, )
Today, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the headquarters of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) in Leipzig. Together with a delegation consisting of the Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, the Saxon Minister of Economic Affairs, Martin Dulig, and the Minister for Foreign Trade of the Netherlands, Lilianne Ploumen, the King and Queen were informed about power trading on the exchange and, among other subjects, discussed the role of power and CO2 markets in reaching the European energy and climate targets.

"We are very honoured that the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited EEX as part of their tour of Germany", says Peter Reitz, Chief Executive Officer of EEX. "The power markets for Germany and the Netherlands are already closely interconnected. Moreover EEX Group also has a presence in Amsterdam with the local office of EPEX SPOT. And, for us, the visit by the King and Queen is a special recognition of our activities in the European and, particularly, the Dutch Markets."

In addition to a tour of EEX Market Supervision, the agenda included an expert meeting with the Management Board of EEX as well as a representative of the transmission system operator TenneT and the energy supplier enviaM. The tour of the market supervision focused on the presentation of the products and services of EEX and a direct insight into the trading activities. In the expert meeting, State Minister Dulig explained the challenges of the energy transition, in particular, with a view to the power supply in Germany and Saxony. Afterwards, the activities of the transmission system operators in the field of grid expansion were presented.

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is the leading energy exchange in Europe. It develops, operates and connects secure, liquid and transparent markets for energy and commodity products. At EEX, contracts on Power, Coal and Emission Allowances as well as Freight and Agricultural Products are traded or registered for clearing. Alongside EEX, EPEX SPOT, Powernext, Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX), Gaspoint Nordic and Power Exchange Central Europe (PXE) are also part of EEX Group. Clearing and settlement of trading transactions are provided by the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC). More information: www.eex.com
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