Polish Next-Day Power Drops as Cheaper Swedish Imports Increase

Polish day-ahead electricity dropped to its lowest level this week as flows of cheaper power from Sweden were set to increase.

Next-day power fell 4.3 percent to 184.29 zloty ($59.89) a megawatt-hour, exchange data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Poland was set to receive electricity via an undersea cable from Sweden tomorrow during the evening demand peak, data from the power grid manager PSE Operator SA showed. Power for the next day in Sweden’s SE4 area, to which Poland is connected, settled at 44.28 euros ($58.73) a megawatt-hour, down 14 percent, according to the Nord Pool Spot AS power exchange.

Less power was set to flow from Poland to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany as prices in the region fell.

Day-ahead electricity on the coupled markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia slumped 15 percent to 45.12 euros a megawatt-hour in a daily auction, according to the countries’ market operators. Hungarian day-ahead power slid 15 percent to 45.27 euros a megawatt-hour.

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