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German 2014 Power Advances as Carbon Gains to Two-Week High

February 06, 2013

Power for 2014 delivery in Germany rose as European Union emissions allowances advanced to a two- week high.

Baseload German 2014 electricity, for supplies delivered around the clock, gained 0.5 percent. Carbon rose as much as 7.7 percent on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London. Power can track emissions, which affect production costs.

German next-year power, a European benchmark contract, increased 20 cents to 42.15 euros ($57.01) a megawatt-hour as of 1:12 p.m. Berlin time. EU carbon permits for December traded up 28 cents, or 6.3 percent, at 4.70 euros a metric ton on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London after rising as high as 4.76 euros, the most since Jan. 24.

Day-ahead power in Germany rose 9.2 percent to 50.50 euros a megawatt-hour. Output from wind turbines in Germany was below the forecast of Meteologica SA, and expected to continue falling tomorrow, according to website of the Madrid-based weather forecaster. Wind generation was at 3,283 megawatts at 9:45 a.m. in Berlin, below annual average of 4,953 megawatts, 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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