Admission to Trading and Clearing
How to start trading?
In order to trade on the EEX Group markets, companies must complete the admission process of the respective exchange.
In addition to membership at EEX, admission to clearing at ECC is also required. In its role as a central counterparty, ECC positions itself between the seller and the buyer and assumes the counterparty risk.
Why get admitted to EEX?
Companies which are admitted to trading in energy and related products on EEX are granted access to liquid spot and derivatives markets as well as a broad network of trading participants.
- A one-stop shop clearing solution for a wide range of products such as power, emissions, natural gas as well as freight, and agricultural products
- Comprehensive network of trading participants
- Access to the most liquid financial power future referring to the European reference price index - Phelix
- Cross-margining savings across all positions at the clearing house ECC
Admission Process and Fees
Preconditions for admission
In order to become an EEX participant various admission requirements must be met. The preconditions for admission as a trading participant at EEX are regulated in section 14 et seq. of the EEX Exchange Rules as well as in section 19 (4) of the German Exchange Act (BörsG).
- Recognition as a trading participant by the clearing house of EEX, European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC)
- Proof of personal reliability and professional qualifications of the person(s) holding management authority
- Proof of liable equity of at least € 50,000
- Technical connection to the trading system(s)
What are the steps for admission in detail?
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Prices and fees
EEX offers specific membership options for individual markets and products. Market participants wishing to trade on a specific market or in a specific product can choose registration as a trading participant.
EEX offers the following alternative membership options:
EEX Full Membership
Power Markets, Natural Gas Markets and Emerging and Environmental Markets
EEX Power Markets
Participation in trading in EEX Power Products
EEX Natural Gas Markets
Participation in trading in EEX Natural Gas Products
Emerging and Environmental Markets
Environmental Markets, Agricultural Markets, Emerging Natural Gas Markets, GB Power Futures & Trade Registration of all contracts that are not offered for exchange trading at EEX
Participation in primary market auctions of Emission Allowances (Spot Market)
Non-Trading Broker Membership
Non-Trading Brokers can conclude trades on behalf of and in the name of participants, without being direct exchange members or Trade Registration members. They cannot open any positions on the exchange.
Access to the trading screen without trading rights, limited term of three months
Fill in the admission forms for the markets you wish to trade in and get admitted to the respective EEX Group exchange or exchanges.
Here you can find the admission forms for the EEX markets.
Admission Forms - Regulated Market
New Trading Participants
Participation in the regulated market
Admission to primary market auctions on the spot market
Recognition as a "Non-Trading Broker"
Existing Trading Participant
Admission of an existing Trading Participant to an additional market
Extension of recognition as a "Non-Trading Broker"
Set up, modification or deletion of user IDs
Validation of the EEX exchange trader exam
Authorisation of clients
Change of data
Change of technical connections
Access TR Transparency Platform
Do you wish to register for and set up a new account in the TR Transparency Platform GUI?
Participation on the OTF market
Organised Trading Facilities (OTFs) form a new regulatory category for trading venues which are not Regulated Markets. OTFs enable participants wishing to fulfill their positions to trade without fulfilling requirements originally designed for financial markets. Trading at OTFs takes place on a discretionary basis, and certain products, especially in power and natural gas, traded on OTFs are not classified as financial instruments according to the respective regulation.