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Polish Day-Ahead Power Falls as Cheaper Swedish Flows Rise

February 13, 2013

Day-ahead electricity in Poland decreased as the country increased imports of cheaper power from Sweden.

Electricity for the next day dropped 0.3 percent to 166.57 zloty ($53.92) a megawatt-hour, exchange data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Poland was set to import as much as 585 megawatts of power from Sweden from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, compared with 60 megawatts at the same time today, according to data from grid manager PSE SA. Electricity for tomorrow in the SE4 area of southern Sweden, to which it is connected, settled at 39.93 euros ($53.81), a megawatt-hour, down 10 percent, according to the Nord Pool Spot AS power exchange.

Day-ahead electricity on the coupled markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia fell 6.3 percent to 46.68 euros a megawatt-hour in a daily auction, according to the countries’ market operators. Hungarian day-ahead power settled 6.7 percent higher at 46.75 euros a megawatt-hour.

Electricity for delivery next year rose as the German year- ahead contract, the benchmark for the region, increased to the highest level in more than three weeks. Polish power for 2014 advanced 0.2 percent to 164.25 zloty a megawatt-hour and the comparable Czech contract gained as much as 0.7 percent to 42.25 euros a megawatt-hour.

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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