Nasdaq to switch European energy enterprise to EEX bourse

Nasdaq to switch European energy enterprise to EEX bourse
  • EEX to accumulate Nasdaq’s European energy buying and selling enterprise
  • Deal wants regulatory approval
  • EEX plans adjustments to Nordic energy market construction

FRANKFURT/OSLO June 20 (Reuters) – The European Power Trade (EEX) (T3PA.DE) and Nasdaq (NDAQ.O) mentioned on Tuesday they’ve reached an settlement beneath which the U.S. alternate operator will switch its European energy buying and selling and clearing enterprise to EEX.

The transaction will contain the switch of current open positions in Nasdaq’s Nordic, French, and German energy futures in addition to European carbon emission allowance futures (EUAs) to EEX’s clearing home – European Commodity Clearing (ECC), the corporate mentioned in a press release.

They didn’t present monetary particulars, and the deal remains to be topic to regulatory approvals.

EEX, Europe’s main electrical energy and pure gasoline alternate which serves 800 individuals, is increasing core merchandise in addition to carbon, freight, agricultural and hydrogen merchandise, hoping to profit from synergies within the completely different markets.

Sweden’s Nasdaq Clearing AB is not going to be part of the sale and it’ll proceed to personal and function companies for Nordic fairness derivatives, fastened revenue derivatives and different European monetary derivatives contracts.

“We see the transaction as a chance for us to raised align our core strengths and strategic priorities with evolving shopper wants,” a Nasdaq spokesperson mentioned.

EEX European energy futures buying and selling in Jan-April 2023 totalled 1,373 terawatt hours (TWh), 3% lower than a yr earlier and Nordic energy futures inside that accounted for 7.1 TWh, 42% off from comparable 2022.

In the meantime, Nordic energy buying and selling volumes at Nasdaq have been steadily declining the final years and totalled 110.4 TWh for the Jan-Apr 2023 interval, down from 169.4 TWh the earlier yr.

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EEX mentioned it’ll change the present Nordic energy market construction and exchange the Electrical energy Worth Space Differential (EPAD) contracts presently supplied by Nasdaq with zonal futures contracts, in line its continental European providing.

The Nordic energy market consists of 12 bidding zones, however monetary contracts are settled in opposition to a Nordic system value. EPAD contracts enable individuals to hedge value variations between a bidding zone and the system value.

An EEX press spokesperson wouldn’t instantly increase on the press launch, which additionally acknowledged that Nasdaq will inform the market concerning the timing of the switch of current open place to EEX as soon as required approvals are obtained.

Reporting by Baranjot Kaur in Bengaluru; Modifying by Sherry Jacob-Phillips and Christina Fincher

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