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Argus European Electricity

An Argus market service, published daily 

Argus European Electricity provides daily over-the-counter (OTC) power price assessments, commentary as well as extensive market-moving news. Argus assessments are shown for physically delivered forward contracts for all markets except Spain and Greece, which trade financially settled contracts.

Markets Covered

European market coverage including:

  • UK
  • Germany and Alpine region
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Nordic region
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Serbia
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Turkey
  • Greece
  • Central, east, southeast Europe spreads to Germany
  • Generating costs — spark spreads
  • Base loads, peak and off-peak loads
  • Day, month, quarter, season, year-ahead
  • Irish single electricity market
  • Greek day-ahead pool

The methodology explains how Argus assesses power prices and includes specifications such as transaction size, contract period, pricing, spreads, roll dates and the composition of Argus indexes

Key Features

  • Daily OTC electricity price assessments and detailed market commentary
  • European electricity market news
  • Extended coverage for UK, German and Dutch clean spark and dark spreads
  • Price charts for all markets covered
  • European exchange data
  • European temperature forecasts
  • Wind and solar power generation forecasts
  • Volume-weighted transaction-based indexes
  • Daily CSV file of reported OTC trades across all European markets
  • Easy-to-read graphs, tables and maps
  • Market snapshots
  • Market-appropriate methodology
  • Power plant project tracker, power plant closure tracker, installed generation data, hydro data all available in Argus Direct

Data and Downloads

  • EU Emissions Trading System trading volumes
  • Bulgarian reservoir data
  • CEE, SEE cross-border power capacity auctions
  • European electricity plant projects
  • European operational power plants
  • European power plant closures

  • European electricity hedged production

  • European installed renewable generation capacity

  • European electricity interconnector projects

  • French hydro reserves and generation

  • French ARENH power volumes

  • German renewables direct selling volumes

  • German CHP generation

  • German renewable energy tenders

  • Montenegrin hydropower reserves

  • Nordic hydro reserves

  • Power storage and power-to-gas projects

  • Polish domestic coal prices

  • Romanian river and reservoir levels

  • Spanish hydropower output and reservoir levels

  • Slovak hydro reservoirs

  • Swiss hydro reserves

  • South eastern European power plant maintenance

  • South east Europe power tenders

  • Serbian river levels

  • Turkish reservoir levels

  • Ukraine power exports and imports

  • UK power capacity market contracted volumes

  • UK cross-border power auction results


Argus European Electricity subscribers include traders, middle and back office electricity and power analysts, planners, risk managers, business development staff, brokers, governments, regulators, large electricity companies, investment banks, utilities, producers, generators and researchers seeking the latest European electricity prices and market commentary.

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Argus Direct is the premium way to access news, analysis, charts and prices. 

Subscribers can now benefit from instant access to proprietary European electricity fundamentals data focusing on:

  • Plant projects
  • Plant closures
  • Interconnector projects
  • Hedged production

Subscribers also gain access to new content including Southeast Europe power tenders, cross border capacity auction results and hydro data.

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