IEX hits 52-week high, rises about 18% in five sessions

Shares of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) rose 4.53% to Rs 167.15, extending its winning run to fifth consecutive session.

Jan 06, 2020 09:01 IST capital market

The stock has surged 17.67% in five trading sessions from its previous closing low of Rs 142.05 on 30 December 2019. The stock hit its 52-week high of Rs 174 during market hours today.

The stock jumped 6.71% to end at Rs 159.90 on Friday, 3 January 2020, after the company that day issued its business update for December 2019. The electricity market at IEX recorded a total trade of 4,768 million units (MU) in December 2019. The market witnessed a 51% year-on-year and 25% month-on-month increase in traded volumes demonstrating increased preference by the distribution utilities for the exchange platform that offers power procurement at the most competitive prices in a flexible and customized way.

The increase in traded volumes on the exchange was largely due to surge in demand from the northern states as well as the southern states. The northern states experienced intense cold wave this month leading to an increase in peak demand in several states.

The day-ahead market traded 4,333 MU with an average market clearing price at ~Rs 2.93 per unit vs Rs 3.3 in December 2018, an 11% decline in price. In the DAM market, total monthly sell bids were 10,195 MU while buy bids were 5,260 MU. Sell bids at nearly two times of the buy bids coupled with lower clearing prices signified that the market remained attractive for both the distribution utilities as well as open access buyers.

One Nation One Price prevailed for 21 days during the month. The congestion was mainly towards import of power by the Southern States especially during the peak hours since HVDC Bhadrawati was under outage leading to import capacity reduction.

IEX is the first and largest energy exchange in India providing a nationwide, automated trading platform for physical delivery of electricity, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and ESCerts (Energy Saving Certificates).

On standalone basis, IEXs net profit rose 14.4% to Rs 48.82 crore on a 4.7% rise in total income to Rs 78.72 crore in Q2 September 2019 over Q2 September 2018.

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