Direct Market Access

Electricity and gas trading with direct OTC transactions - benefit from full spot and derivatives market access for gas and electricity trading with Direct Market Access. 

You have a large trading volume, want direct access to the spot and futures market for electricity and gas and need a professional solution.

With Direct Market Access (DMA), you can actively participate in the OTC market via Vattenfall's infrastructure and trade your energy directly in the market. You get access to the most important physical electricity and gas markets in Europe and see all OTC quotes in real time via app and browser.

What does the Direct Market Access offer you?

With Direct Market Access (DMA) for electricity and gas, you use a fully-fledged trading venue with all the associated functionalities, such as display of OTC data in real time, indicative prices, Excel connection, trading screen, voice trading and limit and stop management.

As your contractual partner, Vattenfall provides the infrastructure, grants access to over 250 counterparts and handles the transaction processing - all of which saves costs and administrative effort for your company. And you are able to act on the gas and electricity market through us from day one.

How does it work?

Direct Market Access is based on the trading screen "Joule" by Trayport Ltd. as Software as a Service (SaaS). The software and IT infrastructure are operated by Trayport and used by you as a service. Advantages of the SaaS model are short implementation times as well as immediate access to the latest changes without additional waiting time. You do not need to worry about IT maintenance.

Joule enables electricity and gas trading with its own counterparts and via Vattenfall's DMA in one screen. The platform also offers extensive setting options and additional features such as price histories and the availability of OTC quotations in real time via an app.

The best quotes of the best-known brokers and counterparts are listed on the trading platform (delivery period from day-ahead to 5 years ahead).

Who benefits from the Direct Markets Access?

DMA is suitable for customers with an affinity to trading, such as municipal utilities, regional suppliers, industrial companies and energy traders who want to buy and sell high volumes directly. Ideal for market participants who want to open up new trading markets, efficiently increase their trading volume or leverage cost synergies in the context of restructuring.

Services and advantages at a glance

  • Professional access to all major trading markets for electricity and gas in Central Europe via the Vattenfall infrastructure
  • Direct trading with over 250 counterparties possible (Vattenfall takes counterparty risk)
  • Full transparency through display of all OTC quotes in real time - available via app and browser
  • Low administrative effort and cost advantages through transaction processing via Vattenfall
  • Daily Limit Reporting
  • Electricity: Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, UK
  • Gas: TTF, NBP, PEG, CEGH
  • Delivery periods: from day-ahead to 5 years ahead
  • Excel connectivity
  • Compliance with REMIT obligations possible
  • Solid S&P BBB+ rating via the Swedish parent company Vattenfall AB

We develop optimal concepts for your needs

No matter whether you are an investor or operator of wind power and photovoltaic plants, manage the energy needs of an industrial company or are responsible for hedging for municipal utilities or regional suppliers.