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German 2014 Electricity Advances as Emissions, Coal Prices Rise

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Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Power for delivery next year in Germany, Europe’s biggest market, advanced as the cost of carbon emissions and coal climbed.

Baseload German 2014 electricity, for supplies delivered around the clock, gained as much as 0.5 percent to 42.20 euros ($56.45) a megawatt-hour, according to broker data compiled by Bloomberg. EU carbon permits for December climbed as much as 6.2 percent to 4.97 euros a metric ton on London’s ICE Futures Europe Exchange. European thermal coal for delivery to Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Antwerp gained 0.4 percent to $99.45 a ton. Power can track emissions and other fuels that impact power production costs.

German baseload power for March dropped amid forecasts of rising temperatures. The contract declined as much as 0.8 percent to 38.25 euros, the lowest price since Feb. 11. Its French equivalent fell as much as 2.1 percent to 43.80 euros. German temperatures are set to rise to 4.6 degrees Celsius (40.2 Fahrenheit) at 6 p.m. March 6 from minus 3.8 degrees at the same time today, MetraWeather data using to the GFS model on Bloomberg show.

Power generation availability in Germany will rise to 64,270 megawatts on March 1 from 63,200 megawatts today, according to data on European Energy Exchange AG’s website.

EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG delayed the start of its 508-megawatt coal plant Rostock by one day to 6:30 p.m. today, the company said on its transparency website. RWE AG will restart its 636-megawatt lignite plant Niederaussem G tomorrow at 2 a.m., according to the company’s website.

To contact the reporter on this story: Julia Mengewein in Frankfurt at jmengewein@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Lars Paulsson at lpaulsson@bloomberg.net

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