Dutch-Belgian intraday market launched

A continuous trading system launching in Holland and Belgium is expected to ease the increases in demand for trading close to time of delivery. The market integrates European electricity markets, […]

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By Tom Gibson

A continuous trading system launching in Holland and Belgium is expected to ease the increases in demand for trading close to time of delivery.

The market integrates European electricity markets, something Nordic Pool Spot have been practicing in the Nordic countries, Estonia and Germany.

APX-ENDEX, Belpex and Nordic Pool Spot have teamed up with transmission system operators TenneT and Elia to match bids and offers from one country to the paired country as long as there is capacity available on an intraday basis.

Demands in trading are changing as more renewable sources of energy come online.

The continuous market lists power in 15 minutes intervals, as well as hourly and two hourly blocks.

Traders use the Intraday Market to optimise their position to reduce risks associated with unexpected imbalance prices