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Nodal Newsletter | February 2022

Nodal Highlights


  • Nodal achieved a record January power futures volume with 221.9 million MWh traded.


  • Environmental market open interest reached a month end record of 176,559 lots, up 76% from a year prior.
  • Open interest in renewable energy certificates (RECs) on Nodal ended the month with a record 158,065 lots.

Nodal Exchange achieves January trading record with 58% growth in power futures

Nodal Exchange today announced it achieved a calendar month trading record for January 2022 with 221.9 million MWh of traded power futures volume in the month, up 58% from the prior year. Nodal continues to be the market leader in North American power futures having the majority of the open interest with a record 1.167 billion MWh at the end of January.

Nodal also grew its environmental market in January where open interest reached a month end record of 176,559 lots, up 76% from a year prior. Open interest in renewable energy certificates (RECs) on Nodal ended the month at a record 158,065 lots, up 67% from 94,288 a year earlier. That equates to 36.6 million MWh of electricity generated from renewable sources, most often from wind and solar power, which is sufficient electricity for over 3.4 million homes for a year.

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Nodal offers access to electronic markets

Nodal Exchange offers access to electronic markets in natural gas, power, and environmental futures. Above is a snapshot of our live markets for the Henry Hub 10k monthly contract for outrights, spreads, and strips which can be accessed via our front-end screen. In addition, we also offer the Henry Hub 2.5k per day contract for outrights, spreads, and strips. If you would like more information or access to this screen, please contact Energy Markets or call (703) 962-9820.

Nodal in the news

January 2022

Nodal Exchange achieves record traded volume in 2021

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December 2021

Nodal Exchange and IncubEx expand to over 90 environmental contracts

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December 2021

Over 100% growth in power, natural gas and environmentals

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About Nodal

Nodal Exchange is a derivatives exchange providing price, credit and liquidity risk management solutions to participants in the North American commodities markets. Nodal Exchange is a leader in innovation, having introduced the world's largest set of electric power locational (nodal) futures contracts. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, Nodal Exchange currently offers over 1,000 contracts on hundreds of unique locations, providing the most effective basis risk management available to market participants. In addition, Nodal Exchange offers natural gas and environmental contracts. All Nodal Exchange contracts are cleared by Nodal Clear which is a CFTC registered derivatives clearing organization. Nodal Exchange is a designated contract market regulated by the CFTC.