ECC was founded in 2006 when the clearing activities of EEX AG were spun off into this company. ECC's approach as a specialized commodity clearing house, which is open to further partners, formed the basis for international partnerships. Having grown beyond Europe, ECC's clearing services have become an important pillar for the global growth of EEX Group.

    ECC has constantly expanded its range of products, its membership base and its exchange partnership network as outlined in the following timeline.


    April - EEX announces the spin-off of a subsidiary for clearing services

    5 July – The Dutch derivatives exchange ENDEX European Energy Derivatives Exchange N.V. and EEX sign a co-operation agreement

    August – ECC obtains a banking license from the Federal Financial Supervision Authority (BaFin)

    25 August – ECC is entered in the Commercial Register



    26 November – ECC launches co-operation with Powernext SA


    April – In the framework of the EEX-Powernext co-operation, ECC provides clearing and settlement for all products traded on EPEX SPOT and EEX Power Derivatives

    October – ECC subsidiary in Luxembourg starts operations (ECC Luxembourg S.a.r.l.)

    11 December – ECC launches clearing and settlement for contracts traded on the CEGH Gas Exchange of Vienna Stock Exchange 


    20 July – HUPX Ltd. becomes new partner of ECC

    November – Launch CWE Market Coupling


    July – Start of clearing HUPX Future Market


    1 September – Start of clearing services for POWER EXCHANGE CENTRAL EUROPE, a.s.


    4 February – Extension of CWE Market Coupling to North Western Europe (NWE) 

    11 June - ECC has been granted an EMIR license to act as CCP in the European Union

    30 September – Start of clearing services for Gaspoint Nordic


    6 January – Start of clearing services for EEX Futures in Fertilisers

    28 January – Extension of the Trading Limits Service supporting the new Financial Trading Limits for Power Auctions on EPEX Spot

    5 May – Extension of the Trading Limits Service supporting the PEGAS Trading Limits Application, the new trading limit facility for spot trading on PEGAS

    11 May – Start of clearing services for EEX Agricultural Index Futures

    15 September – Start of clearing services for NOREXECO ASA 


    17 February – Start of clearing services for SEEPEX AD

    9 March – Start of clearing services for HUPX Intraday Market

    1 July - Start of clearing services for EEX and PEGAS Non-MTF Market

    1 September - ECC is offering the Direct Clearing Participant Model (DCPM) for specific spot markets

    4 October - Start of clearing services for EEX Financial Wind Power Futures

    15 December - Start of clearing services for EPEX French Capacity Market


    3 January - Start of clearing services for HUDEX Ltd.

    26 March -  ECC is granted the status of a Recognized Clearing House (RCH) in Singapore

    9 April - Clearing launch for EEX Asia (former Cleartrade Exchange Pte Ltd., CLTX)

    15 August - Start of Clearing Services for EEX European Liquid Milk Futures

    1 October - Market Launch of SEMOpx


    1 January - Merger of EPEX SPOT SE and EPEX SPOT Belgium

    18 June - Start of clearing services for PWX Spanish Natural Gas

    Introduction of clearing services for the French GO auction



    28 May - EPEX SPOT and ECC launch Intraday markets in the Nordic region

    04 June - Launch of Nordic Day-ahead markets together with EPEX SPOT



    09 February - EPEX SPOT and ECC extend offering in Central Europe by launching Polish Day-Ahead products


    03 February - Successful launch of Polish Intraday market

    Eileen Hieke

    Senior Public Relations Officer (EEX AG)

    +49 341 2156-300

    Sebastian Himstedt

    Senior Public Relations Officer

    +49 341 2156 – 300

    Network of Partners

    ECC offers access to an international network of partner exchanges, clearing members and transmission system operators.