EUROPE POWER Rising German Solar Supply Weighs On Spot Prices.

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European spot power prices fell as German solar supply is seen rising; while French nuclear availability increased.

German baseload power for delivery was down 6.2% to 526.50 euros a megawatt-hour (MWh) at 0829 GMT. The equivalent French price dropped 6% to 522 euros/MWh.

Electricity supply from solar sources in Germany is expected to increase 950 MW to 8.8 gigawatts (GW). Daily wind power output in Germany was forecast to fall 1.2 GW day-on-day to 3G;while in France it was expected to climb 1.7 GW to 4 GW, the data showed.

French nuclear availability rose 2.1 percentage points to 48.5% of available capacity as the 1.3 GW Paluel 4 plant returned online following an unplanned outage.

The restart of the 900 MW Bugey 3 reactor was moved back three days to Aug. 22.


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