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    European Power Futures and Options

    Manage power price risks efficiently

    Power futures and options for convenient trading and hedging

    Nasdaq Commodities offers a broad range of power futures and options that help power traders, producers, distributors, and retailers to manage price risks. Our flexible membership model is designed to suit different trading and clearing needs.

    Our Products

    We offer base and peak load futures, deferred settlement futures (DS Futures), monthly DS futures, options and Electricity Price Area Differentials (EPADs). These contracts are used for trading and clearing, and all power contracts are financially settled.

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    We offer trading and clearing of base and peak load futures contracts that are tradable in the spot reference/delivery periods, where they carry the full contract size. The contracts have daily mark-to-market settlement through the entire trading period which includes the spot reference period. The settlement of the final expiration day is calculated as the average of all the spot reference fixing prices in the spot reference period.

    We offer trading and clearing of futures contracts in the:

    ✓ Nordic Market

    ✓ German Market

    ✓ French Market

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    DS Futures

    We offer trading and clearing of base load DS futures contracts. Mark to market value is accumulated during the trading period and settled in the delivery period.

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    Monthly DS Futures

    We offer trading and clearing of base, peak, off-peak and hourly block monthly DS futures contracts enhancing the efficiency between physical and financial markets. With their unique settlement structure, they provide the same cash flow as for the physical contracts. 

    The monthly DS futures are designed as deferred settlement futures with monthly cash settlement where mark to market value is accumulated during the trading period and cash settlement on the 20th day of the immediately following calendar month.

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    An option is a right to buy or sell an underlying contract (Future) at a predetermined price at a predefined date in the future. Options contracts in combination with other Nasdaq commodity derivatives are valuable tools to manage risk and for hedging strategies.

    We offer the trading and clearing of option contracts (European style) in the:

    ✓ Nordic Market

    ✓ German Market

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    Electricity Price Area Differentials (EPADs)

    EPADs are futures referencing the difference between an area price and an index (such as the Nordic system price) and allow members to hedge against the price risk. Area prices may be different from the system price when there are constraints in the transmission grid.

    Calculation: => Area price minus system price (result can be positive, zero or negative)

    We offer the trading and clearing of EPADs contracts in the:

    ✓ Nordic Market

    ✓ Baltic Market (Latvia and Estonia)


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    Fee Holiday for Electricity Price Area Differential (EPAD) Contracts

    In order to address customer interest for hedging both the Nordic system price (system) and the area price in the Nordic power market, Nasdaq Commodities has decided to introduce a fee holiday for the EPAD contract executed directly in a one-sided combination (system and EPAD) transaction in ETS. The fee holiday was effective from October 1, 2020 until September 20, 2023.

    For more information, refer to our contract specifications.

    Contract Specifications

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    Key Benefits with Nasdaq Power Derivatives

    Manage power price risks

    Hedge your electricity contracts using our power futures and options. We offer a variety of derivatives to match the different needs of power producers & distributors, power consumers and power traders on the European power market.

    Excellent liquidity

    Nasdaq Commodities offer excellent liquidity on trading of power futures and options. Our clearing house, Nasdaq Clearing, is one of the largest CCPs for power derivatives in Europe.

    Capable trading system

    We offer one of the fastest and most functionally complete trading systems in the world and modern technical infrastructure with low latency.

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