trac-x Trading Results in May

Leipzig, (PresseBox) - In the Day-Ahead section of the European trading platform trac-x a total capacity of 10.76 GWh/h was sold in May. Overall, 300 out of around 1,700 (71.47 GWh/h) day-ahead procedures offered on the platform were successfully sold.

At the cross-border point Bunde/Oude Statenzijl (entry) the average price for traded day-ahead capacities amounted to € 8.00 per MWh/h per day. At the cross-border point Eynatten/Raeren (entry) it amounted to an average of € 6.70 per MWh/h per day. The day-ahead capacities which were offered at the network point Steinitz (exit) remained unsold in May.

In the long-term section of the platform a total of 29,578 GWh/h (placed capacities: 29,698 GWh/h per day) were traded on the platform in May. The result represents the best monthly trading result since the start of long-term trading in March 2005. Altogether, nine out of 23 long-term capacities offered on the platform were successfully purchased. May's long-term capacities were placed on the platform with contract periods ranging from one month up to 15 years.

Since the platform's trading start in March 2005, the overall trading volume on trac-x has reached 54,560 GWh/h. This includes around 130 GWh/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.

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