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Alberta Power Pool Peak Calendar-Month Futures Contract Specs

Product Symbol CME Globex: APA
CME ClearPort: APP
Open Outcry: APP
Venue CME Globex, CME ClearPort and Open Outcry (New York)
Hours
(All Times are New York Time/ET)
CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (5:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
CME ClearPort: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (5:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
Open Outcry: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (8:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT)
Contract Unit The contract quantity shall be 80 Megawatt hours (MWh) and is based on 5 Megawatts for peak daily hours. Transaction sizes for trading in any contract day shall be restricted to whole number multiples of the number of peak days in the contract day. Each futures contract shall be valued at the contract quantity multiplied by the settlement price.
Price Quotation Prices shall be quoted in Canadian dollars and cents per MWH
Minimum Fluctuation CAD 0.01 per MWh.
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month will be equal to the arithmetic average of all Alberta Power Pool Hourly Index peak prices provided for the contract month. For settlement of this contract, the prices provided by Alberta Electric System Operator will be considered final on the payment date stated in Rule 783.10 and will not be subject to any further adjustment.
Termination of Trading CME Globex: Trading on CME Globex shall cease at 23:59 local time of the independent system operator/regional transmission organization on the last calendar day of the month preceding the contract month. If that time is not within CME Globex regular trading hours, trading on CME Globex shall cease at the normal termination time (i.e., 16:15 CT) on the nearest business day on or before the last calendar day of the month preceding the contract month.
CME ClearPort and Open Outcry: Trading shall cease the last business day of the contract month.
Listed Contracts CME Globex: 1 month
CME ClearPort and Open Outcry: Current year plus the next four calendar years with a new calendar year added following the termination of trading in the December contract month of the current year
Settlement Type Financial
Final Settlement Delivery under the Alberta Power Pool Peak Calendar-Month Futures contract shall be by cash settlement. Final settlement, following termination of trading for a contract month, will be based on the Floating Price. The final settlement price will be the Floating Price calculated for each contract month.
Days & Hours "Days & Hours" shall mean a Monday through Saturday Hour Ending 0800 through 2300 Mountain Prevailing Time (MPT), excluding North American Electric Reliability Corporation holidays.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Rulebook Chapter 783
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of NYMEX.