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On Day 1, RTM traded 3.41 MU of power; discovered average price of Rs 1.55 per unit

The RTM (Real Time Market) traded 3.41 MU volume of electricity in 48 auction sessions on day one of the launch

The RTM (Real Time Market) traded 3.41 MU volume of electricity in 48 auction sessions on day one of the launch.
The RTM (Real Time Market) traded 3.41 MU volume of electricity in 48 auction sessions on day one of the launch.
  • The average price discovered on day one was Rs 1.55 per unit, the auctions saw the price go as low as Rs 0.10 per unit on the platform

  • The launch witnessed the participation of more than 80 market participants, including all major distribution utilities and generating companies

New Delhi: The RTM (Real Time Market) traded 3.41 MU volume of electricity in 48 auction sessions on day one of the launch. The platform witnessed a significant sell-side liquidity at about 10 X of the total buy volume leading to very attractive prices for buyers. The average price discovered on day one was Rs 1.55 per unit, the auctions saw the price go as low as Rs 0.10 per unit on the platform. The launch witnessed the participation of more than 80 market participants, including all major distribution utilities and generating companies.

It also saw participation from industrial customers through open access, which indicates high interest from this segment of consumers as well.

IEX gets an overwhelming response on RTM

The Indian Energy Exchange, India’s largest energy trading platform, said on Tuesday that it received an overwhelming response from discoms, power generators, as well as commercial and industrial consumers, on the first day of trading on its RTM. The new market segment was operationalised at the IEX platform at 10:45 pm on May 31 for delivery at 12:00 am on June 1. 

“This reinforces IEX’s belief that real time trading of electricity would significantly help utilities and open access consumers manage power demand-supply variation and meet 24x7 power supply aspirations in the most flexible, efficient, and dynamic way. The Real Time Market will support the utilities in reducing dependence on grid deviation framework, reducing penalties and enable a safe and secure grid,” said IEX in an official statement.

The RTM will make the power market more dynamic by enabling trade in electricity through 48 half-hourly closed double-sided auctions during the day, with delivery of power within one hour of the closure of the bid session.