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EEX launches new power futures for Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia

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Following the recent launch of new power products for Central and South-Eastern Europe (CSEE), the European Energy Exchange  (EEX) has successfully registered trades in three new markets. 

In total, 367,248 MWh were traded in the new products for Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia in the first three weeks extending the EEX offering in power derivatives to 20 European markets.

“With these new products, we offer our market participants additional trading opportunities and hedging tools for the rapidly developing CSEE markets,” says Steffen Köhler (pictured), Chief Operating Officer of EEX. “The promising trading volumes in the first days after the launch demonstrate that with the new products, we are fulfilling our customers‘ demand for instruments for cross-border trading.“

The first deals in the new products were brokered by Tradition, the global interdealer broker. Jason Curtis, Manager CEE, SEE, Power at Tradition, comments: “There is a huge appetite for cleared financial power trading in this region. We are glad that, through the new EEX products, we can enable our customers to access trading for this region.”

EEX launched the new power futures for the CSEE region on 3 June 2019. They are based on day-ahead indices calculated by the local spot exchanges BSP Southpool (Slovenia), IBEX (Bulgaria) und SEEPEX (Serbia). In addition to products for Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia, EEX’s power derivatives offering for Eastern European power comprises the markets for Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. These products are listed at EEX since 2017, when Prague-based Power Exchange Central Europe (PXE) and EEX entered into a cooperation to combine their offering in the CSEE region. Since then, EEX trading volumes for these markets have increased more than three-fold.

Trading participants in EEX power derivatives markets benefit from access to 20 European markets with only one admission. This also includes the liquid Phelix-DE Future which is the benchmark contract for European power trading.

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