„Thank you for your support, trust and commitment.“

    On 15th June 2000, 20 years ago, the first trade was executed on a small power exchange based in Leipzig. This is where everything started, so naturally, it is a good reason to celebrate!

    Over the past twenty years, we have massively increased our product range, trading volume and number of participants. Today, we operate energy and commodity markets across the globe and serve customers in Europe, Asia and North America. For the third year running, we are the number one exchange group in power trading and aim to establish EEX Group as the preferred global commodity exchange. We just reached another milestone also becoming the number one exchange in the global freight market.

    Greetings from Peter Reitz, CEO of EEX

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    #GoingGlobal – Together with you

    EEX is customer-orientated, innovative and driven by the ambition to build liquidity in energy and commodity markets, working closely with our customers and partners. We are part of a global exchange group, alongside eight further companies, with specialist know-how for the markets we operate in.

    What began as a local electricity exchange in Leipzig has developed rapidly. After the establishment of a liquid spot market, EEX launched power derivatives and entered markets such as emissions and natural gas. The creation of our clearing house ECC was a major milestone for becoming a leading energy exchange in Europe and the nucleus of EEX Group. Today, we are No. 1 in power trading worldwide and No.1 exchange in dry bulk freight trading worldwide.

    Facts & Figures: From a local power exchange to a global commodity exchange - take a look on our facts and figures and our achievements from the last 20 years.

    Our Milestones

    Twenty-year anniversary

    Integration of Powernext and Gaspoint Nordic into EEX AG (as of 1 January 2020)

    EEX takes over 100% of the shares in British software company KB Tech Ltd.

    EEX world market leader (in open interest) in Freight Trading for the first time

    Nodal becomes the largest Power Exchange in the USA for the first time

    EEX extends trading on the Power Derivatives Market to 20 European market areas with the addition of Slovenia, Bulgaria and Serbia

    Acquisition of the commodity business of Nasdaq Futures, Inc. (NFX) and merger of the Open Interest to ECC and Nodal Clear

    Nodal launches the world's first Trucking Freight Future

    Acquisition of Grexel Systems

    Start of separate Spot Market auctions (EPEX) for Germany and Austria

    Nodal Exchange launches North American environmental products

    ECC receives recognition as clearing house by MAS (Monetary Authority in Singapore)

    Foundation of EEX Asia and ClearTech strengthens the presence of EEX Group in Asia

    Acquisition of Nodal Exchange (EEX Group now also represented in North America)

    Migration of the PXE products for Eastern Europe to the EEX platform

    German-Austrian Price Zone Split: Launch of the Phelix-DE and Phelix-AT Futures

    EEX Group becomes largest power trading platform worldwide

    EEX gains market share in the Spanish Power Market and provides leading exchange platform for the first time

    PXE becomes part of the EEX Group: Power Derivatives Markets for Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Romania

    Migration of Gaspoint Nordic and CEGH to PEGAS platform

    Entry into global commodities: Freight contracts cleared via EEX/ECC for the first time

    Migration of Eurex agricultural products to EEX

    PEGAS gas markets exceed 1,000 TWh for the first time

    EEX acquires majority stake in Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) based in Singapore

    EEX acquires 50% stake in Gaspoint Nordic

    Powernext and EPEX SPOT become part of the EEX Group

    Acquisition of 100% of the Dutch APX

    Start of PEGAS cooperation (bundling of all-natural gas products of EEX and Powernext on one trading platform)

    Start of futures for guarantees of origin

    ECC takes over clearing for the Czech Power Exchange Central Europe (PXE) for power and gas

    Start of day and weekend futures on the power derivatives market

    EEX wins contract for Europe-wide primary market auction of emission allowances

    Opening of the first office outside Germany, in London with four employees

    Start 24/7 spot trading for natural gas

    Eurex becomes majority shareholder

    Ten-year anniversary

    Start clearing for the partner exchange HUPX

    CWE Market Coupling, Franco-German Intraday Cross-Border Trading and publication of the European Electricity Index, ELIX

    Angela Merkel visits EEX in Leipzig

    Number of employees exceeds 100 for the first time

    Foundation of the ECC subsidiary in Luxembourg

    Launch of the EEX Transparency Platform (in cooperation with the TSOs)

    ECC starts clearing for CEGH

    Start of EEX Power Derivatives GmbH

    Creation of EPEX Spot SE (Paris-based) with EEX Power Spot GmbH as a 100% subsidiary of the new company

    ECC takes over clearing for Powernext

    Start of natural gas trading for two market areas Germany

    Strategic spin-off: EEX Power Spot GmbH

    Start EEX Eurex cooperation in emissions trading

    Start of cooperation with the French Powernext

    Spin-off of European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC), receives a banking license in the same year

    Cooperation with the first partner exchange ENDEX (clearing of TTF gas futures)

    Fifth anniversary

    Start of trading in EU emission allowances under the EU ETS

    "Recognised price signals": EEX prices are the reference for the Act on the Revision of the Law on Renewable Energies in the Electricity Sector of 21 July 2004

    Successful start of OTC clearing

    100th trading participant

    Merger of LPX and EEX to establish the European Energy Exchange AG (EEX) with headquarters in Leipzig

    Launch of power exchanges in Germany: LPX based in Leipzig starts in June, EEX based in Frankfurt starts in August


    EEX Group – the powerhouse of Deutsche Börse

    Dear EEX, happy 20th anniversary! To continued growth and future successes!

    Theodor Weimer, CEO of Deutsche Börse, on EEX’s role for Deutsche Börse

    “Deutsche Börse creates trust in the markets of today and tomorrow – with innovative products, best-in-class services and forward-thinking colleagues across all businesses. In 20 years, EEX has developed from a niche operator to a veritable growth engine for our organization and a major driver of the sustainability efforts in the financial industry. In the area of commodity and energy trading, EEX is now our true powerhouse and continuously sets new standards. I am proud to have EEX as vital part of Deutsche Börse Group, and we are excited to accompany them on their very promising journey ahead. Peter certainly knows how to build a successful business, and EEX undoubtedly has a great future ahead. To continued growth and future successes!“

    Let’s celebrate together

    We would have loved to celebrate our 20th anniversary with you at our Get Together Party in Leipzig, which is unfortunately not possible this year.
     
    Long-standing companions, customers, colleagues and friends of EEX took the chance to send their greetings in a celebration video.
     
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    Let’s exchange memories from 20 years of EEX parties

    Follow the #EEX20 Spotify list with our favourite party songs.

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    Picture Gallery

    „Until we meet again, please take care and stay tuned on our social media channels.“

    #EEX20 in the News

    "EEX is an unparalleled success story" Interview with Peter Reitz

    Peter Reitz CEO of EEX, speaks in an Interview with Stefan Sagmeister - Editor-in-chief of Energie &
    Management - about the future, present and past of the exchange. 

    Interview in Energie & Management

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    Twenty Years of Energy Trading - a comment piece of Peter Reitz

    CEO of EEX AG, Peter Reitz´s comment on the last twenty years of energy exchange - “Lessons Learned” for the Future

    Articel published in Börsenzeitung

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