European wholesale electricity price data

Updated on 23 January 2024

Wholesale day-ahead electricity price data for European countries, sourced from ENTSO-e and cleaned.

Topic: Prices



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This dataset contains average hourly, daily and monthly wholesale day-ahead electricity prices for European countries. 

Hourly data is provided as a .zip file to reduce download size. This folder includes a compiled file for all countries, as well as individual files per country. The compiled dataset is larger than the Excel row limit, so will need to be extracted with some other software (e.g. Python, R, Power Query etc).

Note that these are the prices generators receive for selling electricity on the spot market. They are not the same as the prices paid by electricity consumers, which can also include taxes, levies, network charges, subsidies, and supplier profits. They also do not account for hedging. For an explanation of how spot prices are formed, see here.


Hourly data is sourced from ENTSO-e and cleaned, with missing values interpolated from nearby values. This data is then aggregated to produce average daily and monthly values per country, weighted by load.


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Matt Ewen
Data Analyst (Europe)