Volumes on Nord Pool Spot see 30% increase

Nord Pool Spot, the exchange for physical power in the Nordic region, has recorded increased volumes on the day-ahead market, despite overall turnover being almost 30% lower in 2009 than the year before.

The volume traded on Elbas, Nord Pool Spot's balancing market for Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, was 29% higher in 2009, reaching 2.37 terawatt hours (TWh) compared with 1.83 TWh in 2008.

"Despite the financial crisis and the challenges our participants have faced in the year that