Polish Day-Ahead Power Falls From Two-Week High; PGE Starts Unit

Day-ahead electricity in Poland decreased from the highest level in two weeks as the country’s largest utility prepared to start a unit at its Opole plant.

Electricity for the next day dropped 2.1 percent to 167.14 zloty ($53.75) a megawatt-hour, exchange data compiled by Bloomberg show. The contract rose to the highest level since Jan. 28 yesterday.

PGE SA plans to start tomorrow a 383-megawatt unit at Opole after an unplanned outage, the utility said. Exports of electricity to the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia are set to be little changed tomorrow, according to data from grid manager PSE SA.

Day-ahead electricity on the coupled markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia gained 7.4 percent to 49.80 euros ($66.85) a megawatt-hour in a daily auction, according to the countries’ market operators. Hungarian day-ahead power settled 6.4 percent higher at 50.09 euros a megawatt-hour.

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