trac-x Trading Results in April
At the cross-border point Bunde/Oude Statenzijl (entry) the average price for traded day-ahead capacities amounted to 9.88 Euro per MWh/h per day. At the cross-border point Eynatten/Raeren (entry) it amounted to an average of 6.62 Euro per MWh/h per day. The day-ahead capacities which were offered at the network point Steinitz (exit) remained unsold in April.
In the long-term section of the platform three of the five long-term procedures that expired in April were successfully traded. April's long-term capacities were placed on the platform with a contract period ranging from five to eleven months. Converted into daily capacities, long-term capacities with a total of 345,690 MWh/h per day (placed capacities: 350,280 MWh/h per day) were traded on trac-x in April.
Since the platform's trading start in March 2005, the overall trading volume on trac-x has reached 24,971,120 MWh/h per day. This includes 117,184 MWh/h from day-ahead trading.
PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH
trac-x Transport Capacity Exchange GmbH was established in order to create a transparent and non-discriminatory trading platform for secondary trading of transmission capacities. It has operated a trading platform for gas transmission capacities in Europe since March 2005. Currently, more than 390 traders from 19 countries are registered on www.trac-x.de. They can trade secondary capacity rights across Europe within the networks of the following transmission system operators: Dong Energy Pipelines GmbH, E.ON Gastransport GmbH, EWE NETZ GmbH, RWE Transportnetz Gas GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Ontras GmbH and WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG.
In addition to long-term trading, firm day-ahead capacity rights at the cross-border point Bunde/Oude Statenzijl (between Germany and the Netherlands) have been tradable on the platform since May 2008. Moreover, due to close collaboration with European network operators, it is possible to trade day-ahead capacities at further cross-border points as well as German interconnection points. Thus, day-ahead capacities can also be traded at the cross-border points Eynatten/Raeren, Ellund, Emden EPT, Emden NPT, Bochholtz, Medelsheim, Oberkappel, Vreden and Wallbach as well as at the German interconnection points Reckrod, Bunder Tief, Lampertheim, Drohne, Emsbüren, Steinbrinck und Steinitz.