Action Required - Additional technical information on the intended merger of Powernext into EEX AG

Action Required - Additional technical information on the intended merger of Powernext into EEX AG

European Energy Exchange AG (EEX AG) intends to merge Powernext into EEX AG on 1 January 2020, subject to the required approvals. As a result of the merger, EEX AG will offer trading in all former PEGAS and EEX products at one single market place. Members will be able to easily trade a larger EEX portfolio including gas, power and emission allowances while continuing to benefit from cross margining effects as ECC will remain the central counterparty for clearing of all transactions concluded at EEX and EEX OTF. Once the merger has been completed, all trading in former PEGAS natural gas products will take place on EEX and EEX OTF under the respective rules and regulations. The activities linked to the registry services will also be operated by EEX AG. Powernext will become a branch of EEX AG, maintaining its activity in Paris, including notably its center of expertise, stakeholder relations and know-how for gas markets and registry services.

For additional information we would like to refer to the DataSource Circular issued early September.

Changes to EEX Group DataSource Services

No major changes to the EEX Group DataSource Services are expected. Neither the provision of the natural gas market data nor your subscription will be affected by this integration. EEX Group DataSource already includes market data of all Powernext markets and will be provided to customers as usual. However, there will be minor changes in the file names and files on the EEX Group DataSource SFTP server (datasource.eex-group.com):

1. Within Day Reference Price File:
SFTP path: /market_data/natgas/                       
CSV Format: YYYYMMDD_PowernextGasSpot_WDRP.csv
To be renamed to YYYYMMDD_EEXGasSpot_WDRP.csv

2. Monthly Index File:
SFTP path: /additional_data/MonthlyIndex/                       
CSV Format: GasFuturesMarketResults_MonthlyIndex_<Market Area>_YYYYMMDD.csv
Change of first line of the file to:
# Prices/Volumes of EEX Regulated Market and OTF Futures <Market Area> Monthly Index

3. Gas Spot Market Results File:
SFTP path: /market_data/natgas/
CSV Format: GasSpotMarketResults_<Market Area>_YYYYMMDD.csv
Change of first line of the file to:
# Prices/Volumes of EEX Spot Market <Market Area>

4. Gas Futures Market Results Files: 
SFTP path: /market_data/natgas/
CSV Format: GasFutureMarketResults_<Market Area>_YYYYMMDD.csv
Change of first line of the file to:
# Prices/Volumes of EEX Regulated Market and OTF Futures <Market Area> Gas Futures
XLS Format: GasFutureHistory_<Market Area>_YYYY.xlsx
Change "PEGAS" to "EEX" in respective sheet headers.

EEX Group DataSource Services CSV & XLSX file interface specifications and example files (https://www.eex.com/en/market-data/eex-group-datasource/sftp-server) will be updated in due time to reflect these changes.

Please do not hesitate to contact EEX Information Services by phone +49 341 2156 288 if you have any further questions.