The European Energy Exchange (EEX) with registered office in Leipzig was established in 2002 as a result of the merger of the German power exchanges in Frankfurt and Leipzig. Since then it has evolved from a local power exchange into a leading energy trading platform in Europe. At EEX, contracts for Power, Coal and Emission Allowances as well as Freight and Agricultural Products are traded or registered for clearing.
Powernext SA, incorporated in 2001, is a regulated market operating under AMF supervision. Powernext manages the natural gas activities of the EEX Group under the PEGAS brand throughout Europe, and operates the National Registry for electricity guarantees of origin in France. Powernext owns 40.3% in EPEX SPOT and 20% in EEX Power Derivatives.