EEX trading results and new admissions in March

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Electricity trading volume on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) in March 2009 totalled 131.2 TWh, compared with 96.2 TWh in March 2008.

This includes 12,317,653 MWh (March 2008: 14,367,094 MWh) traded on the electricity Spot Market, where the average base load price (Phelix Base Month) for the month was 37.19 Euro/MWh and the peak load price (Phelix Peak Month) 45.57 Euro/MWh.

Intraday volume in March 2009 was 300,939 MWh (March 2008: 168,165 MWh).

On the Swiss electricity Spot Market March volume was 565,075 MWh (March 2008: 431,429 MWh).

Trading volume in electricity derivatives in March 2009 totalled 118.9 TWh (March 2008: 81.9 TWh). This includes 90.8 TWh from OTC clearing. The Open Interest at 31 March 2009 was 365.7 TWh. The 2010 base load price for German electricity was fixed at 48.35 Euro/MWh on 31 March 2009 and the 2010 peak load price at 71.20 Euro/MWh.

A total of 523,548 EU Allowances (EUA) were traded on the Spot Market in March, compared with 133,200 EUAs in March 2008. During the month, the Carbix (Carbon Index) ranged between 9.85 Euro/EUA and 12.22 Euro/EUA.

Volume on the EEX Derivatives Market was 1,199,000 EUAs (4,469,000 EUAs March 2008). The 2009 contract was fixed at 11.71 Euro/EUA on 31 March 2009, and the 2010 contract at 12.29 Euro/EUA.

In March, the total Spot Market volume for natural gas (GUD and NCG market areas) was 296,570 MWh (40,010 MWh March 2008). This is the highest monthly volume since trading start. The Spot Market price for the delivery of natural gas ranged between 11.00 Euro/MWh and 16.00 Euro/MWh.

Volumes on the Derivatives Market for natural gas (GUD and NCG market areas) amounted to 901,640 MWh (834,720 MWh March 2008). On 31 March 2009, the open interest was 4,087,139 MWh. On 31 March 2009 natural gas prices for delivery in 2010 were fixed at 19.70 Euro/MWh (GUD) and 20.35 Euro/MWh (NCG), respectively.
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