Czech, Slovak Next-Day Power Drop as Record German Wind Seen

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Day-ahead electricity in the Czech Republic and Slovakia plunged as wind output in Germany was set to rise to a record.

Day-ahead electricity on the coupled markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia slumped 22 percent to 27.63 euros ($37.25) a megawatt-hour in a daily auction, according to the countries’ market operators. Hungarian day-ahead power dropped 37 percent to 30.51 euros a megawatt-hour.

Output from wind turbines in Germany tomorrow was forecast to be about 25,000 megawatts, according to the website of Meteologica SA, a Madrid-based weather forecaster. Wind generation was at 9,043 megawatts at 12:45 p.m. in Berlin, compared with an annual record of 20,514 megawatts, according to data from European Energy Exchange AG in Leipzig.

Polish electricity for the next day fell 5.7 percent to 146.76 zloty ($47.15) a megawatt-hour, its lowest level for working day delivery since Jan. 2, exchange data compiled by Bloomberg show. The country was set to be a net importer of power from Germany during most of tomorrow, according to data from grid manager PSE SA.

Polish power for next year decreased 0.9 percent to 164.50 zloty a megawatt-hour, broker data showed.

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