EEX Press Release - EEX and ECC waive transaction and clearing fees for Nordic power markets for six months

    Leipzig, 27 June 2024 –The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and European Commodity Clearing (ECC) will offer a six-months transaction and clearing fee waiver for trading in EEX Nordic Power Futures products, comprising of EEX Nordic Zonal Power Futures as well as EEX Nordic System Price Power Futures. The fee waiver applies between 1 July 2024 and 31 December 2024.

    Peter Reitz, CEO of EEX, comments: “We are fully committed to our pledge of building liquidity in the Nordic power market, and to underpin this we recently extended our product offering. To further support the trading community, we are now introducing a temporary fee waiver in order to lower the barriers for trading. We strongly believe in the positive outlook for this market.”

    On 25 March 2024, EEX significantly expanded its product range by introducing Nordic Zonal futures and expanding the number of expiries in System Price Futures to up to 10 years. Since then, 30 trading participants have been active in the new Nordic Zonal Power Futures with a volume of 1.1 TWh traded in the first three months since launch. Particular trading interest was registered in the Danish and Swedish bidding zones, while also a first trade in Finnish Futures was registered earlier this week. Trading volumes in the Nordic System Price Power Futures have been increasing significantly as well, with 12.2 TWh traded in 2024 year-to-date already, an increase of 95% compared to the same period last year.

    EEX will continue to list System Price Power Futures and Nordic Zonal Power Futures in parallel. In addition, the EEX locational spread trading functionality is available for trading spreads between Nordic System Price Power Futures and Nordic Zonal Power Futures as well as between some Zonal Futures and EEX’s power futures in other European markets. This unique setup enables market participants to choose what works best for their trading needs, substantially increases the network of participants in the Nordic region and provides for significant capital savings due to cross-margining effects. EEX will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to rebuild the liquidity in the Nordic power market.

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    The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is a leading energy exchange which builds secure, successful and sustainable commodity markets worldwide – together with its customers. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, it offers contracts on power, natural gas and emission allowances as well as freight and agricultural products. EEX also provides registry services as well as auctions for guarantees of origin, on behalf of the French State. More information: 

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