Manage exposure to Japan’s leading power markets

Japanese Power futures

Add more power to your strategies

Access the Tokyo and Kansai power markets with four new Japanese Power futures contracts on NYMEX. Choose base or peak load calendar month contracts to tailor your exposure, and potential capital efficiency of futures margins and offsets may also be available with select Energy products.

Key capabilities

Flexibility of margins in multiple currencies

Choose to use yen (contracts’ denomination) or an eligible alternative currency such as US dollars to fulfill your margin requirements.

Improved market access and transparency

Ease of clearing during Asian trading hours, choosing from a list of clearing members. Enjoy the transparency of a block trade blotter.

Single marketplace for trading energy exposure

Manage Japanese power, natural gas, and coal exposure in one place, with potential offsets and convenience.

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Research

Introduction to the Japanese power market

Read about how Japanese Power futures on NYMEX, combined with existing benchmarks on natural gas, provide a diverse set of trading instruments that can be accessed during Asian hours (and beyond).

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Explore these products in depth

Get more information about how Japanese Power futures will trade, how to look up quotes for these contracts once they are live, and more.

Tokyo contract specs (preliminary)

CONTRACT TITLE

Japanese Power (Day-ahead) Tokyo Base-load Month futures

Japanese Power (Day-ahead) Tokyo Peak-load Month futures

CODE

JBT

JPT

SETTLEMENT METHOD

Financially settled

Financially settled

CONTRACT UNIT

JPY/KWh

JPY/KWh

MINIMUM PRICE FLUCTUATION

0.001 JPY/KWh

0.001 JPY/KWh

CONTRACT SIZE

1 MW x 24 hours x # of days in the contract month.

1 MW x 12 hours x # of days in the contract month.

LISTING SCHEDULE

Monthly contracts listed for the current year and the next calendar year.

Monthly contracts listed for the current year and the next calendar year.

FIRST LISTED MONTH

March 2021

March 2021

BLOCK TRADE MINIMUM THRESHOLD

5 contracts

5 contracts

TERMINATION OF TRADING

The Japanese business day prior to the last day of the current contract month.

The Japanese business day prior to the last day of the current contract month.

SETTLEMENT PERIOD AND FLOATING PRICE

The floating price for each contract month is equal to the arithmetic average of JEPX Spot Market (Day-ahead) for the Tokyo Area Base load 30 minutes prices (0:00~24:00) for each calendar day during the contract month.

The floating price for each contract month is equal to the arithmetic average of JEPX Spot Market (Day-ahead) for the Tokyo Area Peakload 30 minutes prices (from 08:00 to 20:00) for each weekday (Mon-Fri) during the contract month not defined as Japanese national or bank holidays.

Kansai contract specs (preliminary)

CONTRACT TITLE

JAPANESE POWER (DAY-AHEAD) KANSAI BASE-LOAD MONTH FUTURES

JAPANESE POWER (DAY-AHEAD) KANSAI PEAK-LOAD MONTH FUTURES

CODE

JBK

JPK

SETTLEMENT METHOD

Financially settled

Financially settled

CONTRACT UNIT

JPY/KWh

JPY/KWh

MINIMUM PRICE FLUCTUATION

0.001 JPY/KWh

0.001 JPY/KWh

CONTRACT SIZE

1 MW x 24 hours x # of days in the contract month.

1 MW x 12 hours x # of days in the contract month.

LISTING SCHEDULE

Monthly contracts listed for the current year and the next calendar year.

Monthly contracts listed for the current year and the next calendar year.

FIRST LISTED MONTH March 2021 March 2021

BLOCK TRADE MINIMUM THRESHOLD

5 contracts

5 contracts

TERMINATION OF TRADING

The Japanese business day prior to the last day of the current contract month.

The Japanese business day prior to the last day of the current contract month.

SETTLEMENT PERIOD & FLOATING PRICE

The floating price for each contract month is equal to the arithmetic average of JEPX Spot Market (Day-ahead) for the Kansai Area Base load 30 minutes prices (0:00~24:00) for each calendar day during the contract month.

the floating price for each contract month is equal to the arithmetic average of JEPX Spot Market (Day-ahead) for the Kansai Area Peak-load 30 minutes prices (from 08:00 to 20:00) for each weekday (Mon-Fri) during the contract month not defined as Japanese national or bank holidays.

Frequently asked questions

How can the futures contracts be traded?

The futures contracts are available on CME Globex and for submission as a block trade for clearing via CME ClearPort or CME Direct.


How do I start trading these contracts?

Please contact japanpower@cmegroup.com or any of the inter-dealer brokers (IDBs) that service this market for more information on trading the contract via CME Globex and/or as a block trade on CME ClearPort.


The futures contract is available to trade as a block. How does it work?

There are minimum quantity and reporting time requirements for Japanese Power block trades. The minimum block trade size is five contracts, and trades need to be reported by the broker onto ClearPort within 15 minutes of execution.


Why is CME Group listing Yen-denominated Platts JKM futures and JCC futures?

CME Group is already listing the widest set of LNG related contracts with its global benchmark NYMEX Henry Hub as well as Platts JKM futures, JCC (detailed) futures, and Dutch TTF futures.

CME Group new Yen-denominated Platts JKM futures and JCC futures offer additional instruments for power producers in Japan to manage the price differential between LNG and power without taking an exposure on foreign currencies.