Who is EEX?

    The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is a leading energy exchange which builds secure, successful and sustainable commodity markets worldwide – together with its customers.  

    As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets. It offers contracts on power, natural gas, emission allowances, and freight and agricultural products. EEX also provides registry services as well as auctions for Guarantees of Origin.  

    What is the difference between EEX as an Exchange and EEX AG?

    Both at a national and at an international level, the European Energy Exchange is one of the trading platforms which are subject to the most comprehensive supervision. At a national level, the supervisory mechanisms are based on a structure which is unique in Europe: while the company operating the exchange operates as a joint stock company under private law, the exchange as such, is an institution under public law which is subject to the German Exchange Act. As a result, EEX is subject to the same strict quality and supervision criteria as any other conventional securities exchange in Germany.

    As a joint stock corporation under private law, EEX AG is permitted to operate the EEX exchange and, as a result, it has the right (and is also obliged) to operate the exchange. In this context, EEX AG provides the exchange with the financial, human and material resources required to carry out and further develop the exchange operations.