Polish Day-Ahead Power Rises to Highest in 10 Days on Exports

Day-ahead electricity in Poland increased as exports jumped amid lower-than-expected wind output in Germany and an unplanned outage.

Electricity for the next day increased 4.1 percent to 169.47 zloty ($54.87) a megawatt-hour, exchange data compiled by Bloomberg show. That’s the highest level since Jan. 28.

Poland was set to export 1,244 megawatts of electricity from 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow, compared with 804 megawatts at the same time today, according to data from grid manager PSE SA. PGE SA, Poland’s largest utility, halted a 370-megawatt power unit at its Belchatow plant for an unplanned outage set to last two days, the utility said on its website.

Output from wind turbines in Germany was below the forecast of Meteologica SA, and expected to continue falling tomorrow, according to the website of the Madrid-based weather forecaster.

Day-ahead electricity on the coupled markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia rose 12 percent to 48.88 euros ($66.11) a megawatt-hour in a daily auction, according to the countries’ market operators. Hungarian day-ahead power settled 12 percent higher at 48.90 euros a megawatt-hour.

Polish power for 2014 increased for a third day, gaining 0.2 percent to 164.50 zloty a megawatt-hour, broker data on Bloomberg showed.