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German Electricity for 2014 Advances as Carbon Emissions Recover

February 05, 2013

Power for 2014 delivery in Germany rose, erasing earlier losses as European Union emissions allowances rebounded.

Baseload German 2014 electricity, for supplies delivered around the clock, increased as much as 0.6 percent. Carbon permits gained as much as 5.1 percent on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London after falling 6.7 percent. Power can track emissions, which affect production costs.

German next-year power, a European benchmark contract, increased as much as 60 cents to 42.05 euros ($56.89) a megawatt-hour as of 4:41 p.m. Berlin time after falling to 41.30 euros. EU carbon permits for December increased 12 cents, or 2.8 percent, to 4.44 euros a metric ton on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London after rising as high as 4.54 euros.

Day-ahead power in Germany surged 41 percent to 46.25 euros a megawatt-hour. Output from wind turbines in Germany was forecast to fall below 10,000 megawatts tomorrow, according to the website of Meteologica SA, a Madrid-based weather forecaster. Wind generation was at 13,096 megawatts at 1:45 a.m. in Berlin, according to data from European Energy Exchange AG in Leipzig, Germany.

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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