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Successful first Year of the EEX Transparency Platform

2010/11/25
Successful first Year of the EEX Transparency Platform: Platform firmly established on the market – More transparency in market pricing – Data offered supplemented with solar energy data – Participation from Austria – High number of visitors

Leipzig, 25 November 2010 – More than one year after its launch the joint transpar-ency platform (www.transparency.eex.com) of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the four German transmission system operators - 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Amprion GmbH, EnBW Transportnetze AG and TenneT TSO GmbH – has established a firm position for itself on the market. This platform for energy market data was launched in the context of the commitment for increased transparency in European en-ergy trading. It pursues the declared aim of comprehensibility of market pricing and the promotion of equal opportunities for all market participants. This objective was suc-cessfully implemented last year.

For example, the number of companies reporting on the platform has doubled from originally eight to a total of 21 companies (17 power plant operators, 4 transmission system operators) today for both the statutory and the voluntary part during the first year of the platform’s existence. Moreover, the participation of Austrian companies in the voluntary publications constitutes a first step towards a platform for energy market data exceeding the national framework. In July 2010 the generation data reported on the platform was rounded out with the addition of reports on solar energy. As a result, the transparency platform now provides comprehensive and neutral information regard-ing the generation data of conventional and regenerative sources of energy to the users. The degree of coverage of the statutory publication requirements amounts to 85 percent today.

In addition to the high degree of coverage, the high number of visitors also testifies to the success of the transparency platform: Form January to October 2010 approx. 4,800 visitors per month retrieved information on the joint transparency website of EEX and the transmission system operators.

The declared aim for the future is to continue the successful track record of the trans-parency platform in Germany and Austria by including further countries and, thus, pro-moting the development and integration of the European market.

“Transparency in Energy Markets“ is the central and neutral platform for energy market data which fulfils the statutory publication requirements and implements volun-tary commitments of the market participants. The transparency platform for generation and consumption data (www.transparency.eex.com ) was established by EEX together with the four German transmission system operators - 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Amprion GmbH, EnBW Transportnetze AG and TenneT TSO GmbH - in intensive co-operation with the associations BDEW, VKU, VIK and the Federal Network Agency as well as the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. EEX is in charge of the op-eration of the platform, which comprises plausibility checking, anonymisation, aggrega-tion and publication of the data reported in addition to support for the reporting compa-nies and users.