no 08/14 NASDAQ OMX Commodities extends the offering of clearing bilateral German electricity contracts free of charge

| Source: Nasdaq Commodities

NASDAQ OMX Commodities has decided to extend the offering of clearing bilateral German electricity contracts, traded before 4 February 2014, free of charge. This offer will be effective from 4 February 2014 until 30 June 2014.

This offer is available for all General Clearing Members, Clearing Members and Clearing Clients (“Account Holders”) clearing German electricity contracts. Only standardized contracts according to the Trading and Clearing Appendix 2 Contracts Specifications can be reported for clearing. Both parties to the contract must be Account Holders of NASDAQ OMX Clearing (“the Clearinghouse”) and both must approve the contracts for clearing.  

The reporting of German bilateral contracts for clearing must contain the information in the below link “Clearing of German bilateral contracts form” and must be confirmed to the Clearinghouse by email:


The Clearinghouse will monitor the contracts to ensure that sufficient collateral is posted. If needed, Account Holders must post additional collateral before the Clearinghouse will accept the contracts for clearing. Account Holders will be contacted regarding additional collateral requirements, and the date on which the contracts will be registered for clearing by the Clearinghouse.


All listed German electricity contracts are available on:

For further information on how to become a member, please contact:


 For further information, please contact NASDAQ OMX Commodities

Arman Mohii, Product Director Central European Power and Options; phone +46 8 4057850/+46 73 4497850

Kjersti Ulset, Head of Risk Management Commodities + 47 6710 8415/+47 48281600 

Lisa Nordlander, Head of Clearing and Custody Services, phone +46 8 405 6626/+46 73 4496626


Media contact:

Sara Aadnesen, Director of Communications, phone +47 9060 0759



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