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ERCOT Houston 345 kV Hub Day-Ahead 5 MW Peak Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 80 Megawatt hours (MWh) (5 MW per peak hour).
Price Quotation 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 delivery month shall be restricted to whole number multiples of the number of peak days in the contract month. Each futures contract shall be valued at the contract quantity multiplied by the settlement price.
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. New York time/ET (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 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. New York time/ET (8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Chicago Time/CT)
CME ClearPort: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. New York time/ET (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)
Minimum Price Fluctuation $0.01 per MWh
Product Code CME Globex: YHE
CME ClearPort: EHE
Open Outcry: EHE
Clearing: EHE
Listed Contracts CME Globex: 36 consecutive months
CME ClearPort and Open Outcry: The current year plus the next five calendar years. A new calendar year will be added following the termination of trading in the December contract of the current year
DEFAULT The current year plus the next five calendar years. A new calendar year will be added following the termination of trading in the December contract of the current year
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month will be equal to the arithmetic average of all Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Houston 345 kV Hub Day-Ahead settlement point peak prices provided for the contract month. For settlement of this contract, the prices provided by ERCOT will be considered final on the payment date stated in Rule 1033.10 and will not be subject to any further adjustment.
Termination Of Trading CME Globex: Trading on CME Globex shall cease on the last business day of the month prior to the contract month.
CME ClearPort and Open Outcry: Trading shall cease on the last business day of the contract month.
Days Or Hours "Peak day" shall mean a Monday through Friday, excluding North American Electric Reliability Corporation holidays.

From Hour Ending (HE) 0700 Central Prevailing Time (CPT) through HE 2200 CPT.
Settlement Procedures Delivery under the ERCOT Houston 345 kV Hub Day-Ahead 5 MW Peak 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.
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