As part of Nord Pool Spot’s continued development of the Elbas intraday system, an upgrade of the Elbas intraday trading platform will be implemented Tuesday 6 November between 06:55-09:00 CET. The Elbas trading platform will be unavailable for trading during this time period. The upgrade will improve the user experience for all members trading on the Elbas platform and is implemented as a result of recent member feedback.
The main improvements to the Elbas platform are the following:
New Graphical User Interface (GUI): easier user experience as the navigation between markets and products has been redesigned to accommodate for an increasing number of members trading in multiple market areas via the Elbas platform.
Real-time capacity information: multiple alternative views for transfer capacities, with hub-to-hub template matrix and hub-to-hub capacity matrix displays. The displays contain the available capacities between two market areas through all possible combinations of borders between the market areas.
Improved broker functionality: easier and faster ways of trading on multiple accounts and in multiple Elbas markets.
Customise user settings: Define and save your own user settings, including layout of main screen, choose which markets are displayed, which warnings are used, and many more.
Block orders: block orders no longer trade through a separate window, but are available via the main window to simplify overview of single hourly and block orders.
Members do not have to do any changes to their Elbas software prior to this upgrade. Members should still be informed that as part of the release 3.1, the Elbas applet based client launch mechanism has been removed and the software will run as applications through Java webstart mechanism. Simultaneously, the HTTPS polling mechanism will be removed and all members should receive the updates from the Elbas server through AMQPS protocol. Upon explicit requests, Nord Pool Spot help desk may instruct members how to connect via HTTPS in case AMQPS is not possible to use.
In order to allow for sufficient testing of the upgraded Elbas trading platform prior to release in the market, the Elbas test environment at https://elbas-test.nordpoolspot.com/ , will be open for testing during the period 15 October to 2 November 2012. Members are encouraged to use the test environment to familiarise themselves with the new features. Members log on to the Elbas test environment by using their digipass and user name for login to the Elbas production system.
User guide and release notes
A new and updated user guide and detailed release notes for the new version of the Elbas intraday system will be provided to all members prior to the start of the member testing period starting 15 October.
All members will also receive a separate e-mail containing the above information.
With this upgrade Nord Pool Spot aims to facilitate the continued rise in trade and liquidity in the Nordic, Estonian, German, Dutch and Belgian Elbas markets.
About Nord Pool Spot
Nord Pool Spot operates Europe’s leading power markets, offering both day-ahead and intraday trading to its members. 370 companies from 20 countries trade on Nord Pool Spot’s markets in the Nordic and Baltic regions, and on our UK market N2EX. In 2011 the group had a total turnover of 316 TWh traded power. Our markets are operated from offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Tallinn and London. Nord Pool Spot strives continually to strengthen its business by working with integrity, together with members and stakeholders, to achieve excellence.
Lysaker, 9 October 2012
For more information, please contact:
Elbas trading desk, +47 67 10 91 15
Stina Johansen, Head of Communications, +47 916 50 603