OMIP - Iberian Energy MArket Operator

OMIP (Operador do Mercado Ibérico de Energia – Pólo Português, S.G.M.R., S.A.) is the MIBEL derivatives exchange that ensures the management of the market jointly with OMIClear, a company owned by OMIP and OMIE (the spot exchange), which executes the role of Clearing House and Central Counterparty for operations carried out on the market. OMIP was established on 16 June 2003 and its creation was part of a common bilateral agreement  between the governments of Portugal and Spain.

The main objectives of OMIP are the following:

  1. Contribute to the development of the Iberian electricity market
  2. Promote Iberian reference prices
  3. Provide clients with efficient risk management tools
  4. Overcome some OTC market limitations

 

OMIP currently has 64 trading members from 9 European countries which can trade both Spanish and Portuguese futures, base load and peak load, with financial or physical delivery.  OMIP also provides a broad set of services in the wholesale and retail energy market as well as telecommunications market, including the organisation of a complete set of auctions designed to accept different asset types, such as: virtual power plants programmes, gas release programmes, transmission capacity rights, wind farm licensing rights, power and gas procurement or telecom frequencies. Other types of services are also performed, including CHP certificate issuing support and power load management.

Facts & Figures

Headquarters

Av. Casal Ribeiro, n.º 14 – 8º
1000-092 Lisbon
Portugal

Date of foundation

16 June 2003

(market activities started on 3 July 2006)

President

Number of employees (2018)

14

Annual report(s)

Website

Traded commodities and traded volumes in 2018

30.80 TWh

Europex GA member

Europex contact person

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General contact details

OMIP

Operador do Mercado Ibérico de Energia
Av. Casal Ribeiro, n.º 14 – 8º
1000-092 Lisbon
Portugal