The European Power Exchange EPEX reports that trading volumes grew by 9.5% in September.
A total volume of 43.7 TWh was traded on EPEX SPOT’s Day-Ahead and Intraday power markets, compared to 39.9 TWh in September 2016. This represents a year on year growth of 9.5%, with a 7.9% growth in Day-ahead and a 21.3% growth in Intraday trading.
In September 2017, power trading on the Day-Ahead markets accounted for 37 918 070 MWh (September 2016 – 35 149 574 MWh). The UK Day-ahead market exceeded last month's growth rate and surged to 4 274 954 MWh, a year on year increase of 56.3%.
Prices in Central Western Europe, connected within the Multiregional Coupling, converged 54% of the time
On the EPEX SPOT Intraday markets, a total volume of 5 785 358 MWh was traded in September 2017 (September 2016 – 4 771, 133 MWh).
In September, cross-border trades represented 25.2% of the total continuous intraday volume in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. 15-minute contracts represented 12.5% of the volume traded on the German, Austrian and Swiss continuous Intraday markets.