Europex moves to new headquarters
Europex starts 2017 with a move to new premises. After being located in the Rue Montoyer for 8 years, the move to Rue Archimède 44 represents another important milestone for the Association, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. The new location near the Berlaymont building, the heart of the European district, accommodates an expanding team, providing an even stronger presence in Brussels and a more accessible venue for meetings and other events.
General Assembly elects Karol Peršolja as new Board member
In an extraordinary election on 24 October, the General Assembly of Europex elected Karol Peršolja, General Manager at Borzen, the Slovenian Power Market Operator, as the new member of the Europex Board. Mr Peršolja replaces Ireneusz Łazor who recently resigned from TGE, the Polish Power Exchange, and complements the Europex Board currently consisting of Pieter Schuurs (ICE Endex & Europex Chairman), Jean-François Conil-Lacoste (EPEX SPOT), Egbert Laege (Powernext), Mikael Lundin (Nord Pool) and Pedro J. Mejía Gómez (OMIE).
Croatian Energy Market Operator HROTE joins Europex
On 1 July, the Croatian Energy Market Operator (Hrvatski operator tržišta energije – HROTE) joins Europex as its 27th member. HROTE is based in Zagreb, Croatia, and provides energy market services for gas and electricity trading as well as for the promotion of renewable energy sources. It was founded on 4 April 2005 and has already been a member of Europex from May 2013 to March 2015.
Pieter Schuurs, the Europex Chairman, commented: “We welcome HROTE’s renewed Europex membership. HROTE is an important player in the Croatian energy wholesale markets for gas and electricity and its membership in Europex will further strengthen the association, also taking into account the positive dynamics of the energy markets in South Eastern Europe.”
Pieter Schuurs elected as new Europex Chairman. Jean-François Conil-Lacoste joins Europex Board
At its annual meeting on 24 May in Leipzig, Germany, the General Assembly of Europex, elected Pieter Schuurs, President & COO of ICE Endex, as the new Chairman of the Association. In addition, Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, Chairman of the Management Board of EPEX SPOT, was elected to the Europex Board. The election followed the departure of Massimo Ricci as Chairman & CEO of GME, whereupon Ricci has no longer been eligible for the position as Europex Chairman. Given the double role of the Chairperson, a new Board member needed to be elected as well.
In addition, the memberships of the Istanbul Energy Exchange (EPİAŞ) and the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) have been reconfirmed by the Europex General Assembly after their provisional admission at the beginning of this year. Both are now full members of the Association.
The youngest European power exchange joins Europex
Europex appoints 25th member
Following the recent integration of the businesses of EPEX SPOT SE and APX B.V., the General Assembly agreed on transferring the Europex membership of APX B.V. to EPEX SPOT SE.
New Europex Board and Heads of the Working Groups
The old and new Chairman is Massimo Ricci (Chairman & CEO of GME). The other five Board members are Egbert Laege (CEO of Powernext), Ireneusz Łazor (President of the Management Board of TGE), Mikael Lundin (CEO of Nord Pool Spot), Pedro J. Mejía Gómez (Chairman & CEO of OMIE & OMIP) and Pieter Schuurs (President & COO at ICE Endex).
The four Heads of the Working Groups are Frederick Bernthaler (Head of Legal at CEGH) for WG GM, Rickard Nilsson (Senior Adviser Innovation and Market Design at Nord Pool Spot) for WG PM, Borut Rajer (Director of Operations at Borzen) for WG EM and Daniel Wragge (Head of Political & Regulatory Affairs at EEX) for WG FIT.
Christian Baer appointed as new Secretary General. Europex now counts 24 members
At a meeting in Belfast on 18 May 2015, the General Assembly of Europex appointed Christian Baer as the new Secretary General and welcomed APCS (Austria), CROPEX (Croatia) and ELEXON (United Kingdom) as new full members and ESCO (Georgia) as new associate member of the Association. Europex now represents 24 members in total.
Departure of the Secretary General
Power Exchange Central Europe (PXE) becomes full member of Europex
New Governance Structure: new Chairman, five Board members and Heads of Working Groups
In December, the General Assembly endorsed a new Governance Structure to be in place from 2014 and elected the New Chairman, Mr. Massimo Ricci, CEO and Chairman of the Italian Power Exchanges, and five other Board members and four Heads of Working Groups.
Europex welcomes two new full members
Europex extends into southeastern Europe
Europex now officially ``Association of European Energy Exchenges``
José Carvalho Netto takes over the seat as Europex Chairman
In November, José Carvalho Netto, Chairman and CEO of OMIE S.A. and OMIP S.G.M.R., S.A. elected Chairman.
Three new members join the Association
In November, CEGH A.G. (Austria), OKTE S.A. (Slovakia) and SEMO (Ireland) become full members.
Europex welcomes Hungarian member
Europex Secretariat gets own offices
The Europex Secretariat in Brussels is stablished, with permanent staff
Jean-François Conil-Lacoste elected as new Europex Chairman
In September, Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, CEO of Powernext, elected Chairman. He held this position until end 2011.
Establishment of four Europex Working Groups
Working Group (WG) on Power Markets, WG on Gas Markets, WG on Transparency and Integrity of Spot and Derivatives Markets, and WG on Environmental Markets are established to better respond to the energy exchanges’ challenges in different areas.
Europex support PCR project
Europex appoints first Secretary General
In November, Europex appoints Manuel Coxe as the first Secretary-General of the Association, having started his work in this position from February 2009.
Salvatore Zecchini elected as Chairman
Draft proposal on ``Coordinated Model(s) for Regional and Inter-Regional Congestion Management Methods`` presented
Europex and the Association of European TSOs deliver the draft proposal on “Coordinated Model(s) for Regional and Inter-Regional Congestion Management Methods” in the 14th Florence Electricity Regulatory Forum of December.
Towards regional cooperation
The 13th Florence Electricity Regulatory Forum of September 2007 endorses responsibilities to Europex and the Association of European TSOs to start collaboration on “Coordinated Model(s) for Regional and Inter-Regional Congestion Management Methods”.
General Assembly supports needed organisational changes
The General Assembly of 7 June approves the amendement of the Statutes to better reflect the needed organisational structure and scope of the Association.
Nordic energy exchanges joins Europex
Europex admits two new members
OMIP (Portugal) and Belpex (Belgium) become full members.
Torger Lien takes over the Europex Chairmanship
Four new members join Europex
ENDEX (European Energy Derivatives, The Netherlands), EXAA (Austria), Polpx (Poland) and OPCOM (Romania) become full members.
Damjan Stank succeeds Bert Den Ouden as Europex Chairman
Cooperation with TSOs
Second Florence Forum participation
OTE, a.s., the Czech electricity and gas market operator, becomes full member
Bert Den Oude appointed as Chairman
Formal foundation of Europex
On 12 April 2002, Europex, Association of European Power Exchanges was formally founded in an Assembly by the following seven members: APX (Amsterdam Power Exchange, The Netherlands), Borzen (Slovenia), EEX (European Energy Exchange, Germany), GME (Gestore Mercato Elettrico, Italy), Nord Pool ASA (Norway), OMEL (Operador del Mercado Electrico, Spain) and Powernext (France).
First public appearance
The association participates for the first time in the European Electricity Regulatory Forum (Florence Forum), with the support of APEx (The International Association of Power Exchanges).
Maria Luisa Huidobro elected as first Chairperson
Maria Luisa Huidobro, CEO of the Spanish power exchange, was the first Chairperson, appointed to organise the association until the first elections in 2002.
The first steps
European Power Exchanges realised the need for cooperation to deal with challenges coming from the creation of an Internal Energy Market. Being main actors in the development of the energy market, seven European Power Exchanges voluntarily agree to start a project of creating a single body as a platform to align the exchganges’ positions and respond effectively before the European Commission, the EU Parliament and the main energy stakeholders.