Finally, with regard to trading activities, in 2010 the company AceaElectrabel Trading sold volumes of electricity to the free market totalling 23,154 GWh, up 6,116 GWh (35.89% compared to 2009), due mainly to higher sales to the related party AceaElectrabel Elettricità equal to 2,500 GWh (+19.70%), lower sales to the IPEX market which determined a decrease of 1,913 GWh (-86.10%) and higher sales to the OTC market (5,333 GWh). Overseas sales increased by 442 GWh. 

In 2010, the volumes of electricity sold on behalf of production companies (AceaElectrabel Produzione, Voghera Energia and Roselectra) totalled 3,454 GWh, (composed of volumes sold to the Electricity Market Operator of GWh 3,324 and balance volumes sold to Terna of GWh 129), up by 2,809 GWh compared to 2009 (645 GWh as at 31 December 2009) in the various market sessions (Day-ahead market, Adjustment Market and Dispatching Services Market). The increase in volumes sold is due to higher quantities dispatched on behalf of Roselectra and AceaElectrabel Produzione.

In 2010, an increase was recorded in the volume of gas sold. The volume sold was equal to 3,641 million cubic metres, up 1,745 million cubic metres (92% compared to 2009). As a result of the supply to the joint venture’s production plants, there was an increase in the volume sold to AceaElectrabel Produzione (731 million cubic metres). Volumes sold to wholesale customers increased by 1,031 cubic metres. Volumes sold to related party AceaElectrabel Elettricità fell by 13 million cubic metres.

Green certificates amounting to 251 GWh (-281 GWh compared to 2009) were sold in 2010. All the certificates were sold to AceaElectrabel Produzione companies to meet their legal obligations for the 2009 certification year.