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POWER DS FUTURES

Nasdaq Commodities lists base load and peak load DS Future contracts for trading. Year contracts are cascaded (split) into quarters. Quarter contracts are cascaded into months. The remaining futures and DS Future contracts are not subject to cascading(with the exception of UK Power futures derivatives). 

There is no settlement during the trading period prior to the expiry date for DS Future products. The mark-to-market amount is accumulated (but not realised) throughout the trading period as a daily loss/ profit, and realized in the delivery period. 

Throughout the delivery period, starting at the expiry date, cash is required in the members' pledged / non-pledged cash accounts, and settlement throughout the delivery period is carried out in the same way as for futures. The non-pledged cash account must be supported by a bank guarantee.

Nordic Power Price Area No of months No of quarters No of years
Base 6 8-11* 10
Peak 2 3 1
Reference Nordic system price

German Power Price Area No of months No of quarters No of years
Base 6 8-11 5
Peak 6 8-11 5
Reference EEX phelix

Dutch Power Price Area No of months No of quarters No of years
Base 3 3 2
Reference APX
* this year's quarters + 2 rolling years in quarters

Cascading

Year contracts are cascaded three working days before delivery.
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