Polish, Czech Next-Day Power Drops as German Wind Output Rises

Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Day-ahead power in Poland and the Czech Republic dropped amid forecasts for higher wind output in Germany.

Electricity for next-day delivery in Poland declined 1.3 percent to 167.93 zloty ($53.45) a megawatt-hour, exchange data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Day-ahead electricity on the coupled markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia fell 0.2 percent to 48.23 euros ($64.34) a megawatt-hour in a daily auction, according to the countries’ market operators. Hungarian day-ahead power settled 0.3 percent lower, also at 48.23 euros a megawatt-hour.

Wind output in Germany is predicted to rise to about 5 gigawatts tomorrow, Meteologica SA, a Madrid-based weather forecaster, said on its website. That compares with 0.43 gigawatts at 12:45 p.m. today, data from European Energy Exchange AG in Leipzig, Germany showed.

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