European Energy Exchange (EEX)
The EEX was founded in August 2000 and merged with its rival, the Leipzig Power Exchange, in early 2002. Today, with more than 200 trading participants from 19 countries, the energy exchange has become the most important energy exchange in continental Europe. EEX offers futures and spot markets in electricity and, in March 2005, began trading and settlement of CO2 emissions allowances. In 2008 the merger of EEX and Powernext created a common spot and futures market in power.
* see also Powernext