Polish Saturday Power Falls to Five-Month Low as Flows Decline

Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Polish power for Saturday slumped to its lowest for almost five months as flows to Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia were forecast to fall.

The Polish day-ahead contract dropped 11 percent from a week ago to 158.41 zloty ($49.51) a megawatt-hour, the lowest since June 9, according to exchange data compiled by Bloomberg.

Electricity flows from Poland were forecast to decline to zero during some hours tomorrow compared with exports of as much as 1,007 megawatts to Germany at 7 p.m. today, data from grid manager PSE Operator SA showed.

PGE SA had an unplanned halt of a 232-megawatt plant at its coal-fed Dolna Odra facility. A 261-megawatt unit at the company’s Turow and a 386-megawatt generator at its Opole power station halted for maintenance today. The Turow plant is scheduled to start Nov. 7 and the Opole one on Dec. 18, the company said on its website.

Tauron Polska Energia SA halted a 225-megawatt unit at its Laziska plant for maintenance until Dec. 13, the utility said on its website.

Next-day electricity in the Czech Republic added 1.5 percent to 34.05 ($43.73). The contract rose 1.6 percent to 34.11 euros in Slovakia and climbed 2.7 percent to 34.47 euros a megawatt-hour in Hungary, according to the countries’ market operators.

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