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Czech, Slovak Power for Saturday Jumps as Winds Set to Ease

January 04, 2013

Czech and Slovak electricity for Saturday surged amid a predicted drop in wind output in the region.

Day-ahead electricity on the coupled markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia jumped 88 percent from a week ago to 33.07 euros ($43.19) a megawatt-hour in a daily auction, according to the countries’ market operators. Hungarian day-ahead power increased 2.9 percent to 37.35 euros a megawatt-hour, the data showed. German day-ahead power, the benchmark for the region, surged 78 percent from a week ago.

Output from wind turbines in Germany was forecast to drop to less than 5,000 megawatts tomorrow, according to the website of Meteologica SA, a Madrid-based weather bureau. Wind generation was at 13,489 megawatts at 12:45 p.m. in Berlin, more than twice the annual average of 5,018 megawatts, according to data from European Energy Exchange AG in Leipzig.

Polish power for tomorrow rose 28 percent from a week ago to 169.47 zloty ($53.83) a megawatt-hour, exchange data compiled by Bloomberg show. Polish wind farms supplied over 6 percent of average demand a week ago, data from the grid manager PSE Operator SA showed.

Poland was set to export as much as 943 megawatts of power to the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia tomorrow, after shipping no electricity to those countries a week ago, the data showed.

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 Paulsson@bloomberg.net


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