EPEX SPOT / EEX Power Derivatives

Power Trading Results in March

Paris / Leipzig, (PresseBox) - In March 2012, a total volume of 28.4 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT's auction and intraday markets (March 2011: 26.5 TWh).

During the same period, the volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 81.1 TWh (March 2011: 162.7 TWh).

In March 2012, power trading on the day-ahead auctions on EPEX SPOT accounted for a total of 27,091,194 MWh (March 2011: 25,126,203 MWh) and can be broken down as follows: see attachment

On the Intraday market of EPEX SPOT a total volume of 1,336,372 MWh was traded in March (same month of the previous year: 1,359,339 MWh):

- Germany 1,164,675 MWh (March 2011: 1,186,868 MWh)
- France 171,697 MWh (March 2011: 172,471 MWh)

In March, cross-border trades represented 11 percent of the total Intraday volume.

The volume in power derivatives trading on EEX Power Derivatives amounted to 81.1 TWh in March (March 2011: 162.7 TWh). The total volume includes 1.9 TWh from trading in French Futures. The total derivatives trading volume comprises 41.1 TWh 4 from OTC clearing. On 30 March 2012, the open interest amounted to 541.3 TWh. On the Power Derivatives Market, the base load for the year 2013 was quoted at EUR 51.80 per MWh (Germany) and at EUR 52.30 per MWh (France) on 30 March 2012. The peak load price for the year 2013 amounted to EUR 63.68 per MWh (Germany) and to EUR 65,50 per MWh (France).

EEX Power Derivatives GmbH operates the German and the French Power Derivatives Market and hence occupies a central position in power trading in Continental Europe. Market participants can trade financial settled power futures for Germany (Phelix-Futures) and France (French Futures) as well as options on Phelix Futures. EEX AG holds 80 % of the shares in the company while the French Powernext SA holds the remaining 20 %.

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 electricity consumption. EPEX SPOT is a Paris-based company under European law (Societas Europaea) with a branch in Leipzig. A volume of 84.2 TWh has been traded in Q1 2012 on the EPEX SPOT power markets.

Clearing and settlement of all EPEX SPOT and EEX Power Derivatives transactions are provided by European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC) based in Leipzig the clearing house of EEX and its partner exchanges.

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