Publication of the preliminary imbalance prices

On this page NetConnect Germany publishes information relating to the determination of the positive and negative daily imbalance prices it applies as of 01 October 2015 (reference prices). Please note that all data published here are only preliminary. The final positive and negative daily imbalance prices can be found here.

Please note that the positive imbalance price (in German: negativer Ausgleichsenergiepreis) is applied to positive energy imbalances (i.e. inputs > offtakes, long position) and the negative imbalance price (in German: positiver Ausgleichsenergiepreis) is applied to negative energy imbalances (i.e. offtakes > inputs, short position).

The information published comprises the evolution of marginal buy prices and marginal sell prices and includes information on the highest system balancing buy price, the lowest system balancing sell price, the weighted average price of gas including a small adjustment of +/-2%, and the anticipated positive and negative daily imbalance prices, with the latter being updated on an hourly basis. If external balancing gas is procured in adjacent market areas, the transportation cost surcharges are also included in the determination of the daily positive and/or negative imbalance prices. 

Please note that the download file shows the development of the interim prices on a daily basis. A historical view is not provided.

In addition NetConnect Germany offeres a push service for the preliminary imbalance prices. The subscription or unsubsription is possible at any time. The data protection remarks as of May 25, 2018 are provided here.



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  Yesterday (D-1) Today (D) Tomorrow (D+1)
Negative daily imbalance price 22/05/2019 05:00 15.55 €/MWh 22/05/2019 19:00 13.9 €/MWh 23/05/2019 06:00 13.836 €/MWh
Positive daily imbalance price 22/05/2019 05:00 13.639 €/MWh 22/05/2019 19:00 13.179 €/MWh 23/05/2019 06:00 13.294 €/MWh
Price System Buy (highest system balancing buy price) 21/05/2019 18:38 15.55 €/MWh 22/05/2019 06:00 13.9 €/MWh n/a n/a
Price System Sell (lowest system balancing sell price) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gasday Index Price EEX 22/05/2019 05:00 13.917 €/MWh 22/05/2019 19:00 13.448 €/MWh 23/05/2019 06:00 13.565 €/MWh