Establishing a Clearing House
In order to strengthen the position of EEX, the clearing activities have been transferred into the subsidiary European Commodity Clearing (ECC) in 2006. Today, ECC is the leading clearing house for energy and related products in Europe with 6 partner exchanges.
Integrating Power Markets
In 2008, EEX entered a close cooperation with Powernext in the field of power trading. In the framework of this cooperation, both partners integrated their power spot and derivatives market. EEX holds 50% of the shares in the joint venture EPEX SPOT which operates the spot market for Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. The power derivatives market for Germany and France is operated by the EEX subsidiary EEX Power Derivatives.
Developing Gas Markets
In 2007, EEX startet exchange trading of natural gas in Germany. It operates a spot and derivatives market for the German market areas GASPOOL and NetConnect Germany (NCG) as well as a spot market for the Dutch TTF market area. With the spin-off of its gas markets into the subsidiary EGEX - European Gas Exchange in 2012, EEX paves the way for cooperations in gas trading.
EEX holds 20 percent in EMCC GmbH (European Market Coupling Company), a company which executes the congestion management at the German-Danish border.
In addition, EEX holds an interest in store-x GmbH (Storage Capacity Exchange), an internet platform for secondary trading in storage capacities for natural gas, and in PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH, an internet platform for natural gas transport capacities.