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Polish Next-Day Power Increases as Peak-Hour Exports Set to Rise

November 07, 2012

Polish day-ahead electricity increased as the country was set to export more power during the evening demand peak, and cut output when consumption eases.

Next-day power in Poland added 2.8 percent to 167.55 zloty ($51.71) a megawatt-hour, according to exchange data compiled by Bloomberg. Poland was set to boost exports of power to the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia to 1,500 megawatts from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, from 500 megawatts at the same time today, data from the grid manager PSE Operator SA showed.

PGE SA (PGE), Poland’s largest utility said it would cut output at its 1,900-megawatt Turow plant by 51 percent from midnight to 4 a.m. tomorrow, when demand typically subsides.

Next-day electricity on the coupled markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia advanced 11 percent to 39.54 euros ($50.46) a megawatt-hour in a daily auction, according to the countries’ market operators. The day-ahead contract in Hungary settled 5.4 percent lower at 40.48 euros a megawatt-hour in a daily auction.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marek Strzelecki in Warsaw at mstrzelecki1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Lars Paulsson at lpaulsson@bloomberg.net


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