PRAGUE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Central Europe day-ahead power fell on weak demand while the Czech power for Monday rose on less renewables and cooler temperatures and Cal '13 baseload hit an all-time low as carbon market tumbled on Friday, traders said.
Czech and Slovak day ahead fell 24 percent to 42.56 euros ($55.24) per megawatt-hour (MWh) while Hungary declined to 42.71 euros.
The three central European countries combined their day-ahead markets in September to help provide better supply for the region but since then the prices have diverged frequently with Hungary often trading higher.
The Czech power for the next working day rose almost 10 euros to 56.00 euros in the over-the-counter trade.
Data from Thomson Reuters Point Carbon showed forecasts for a small drop in solar power supply and wind power generation at around 2.9 GW while temperatures are expected to be colder than on Friday.
'Wind power production is starting at quite low levels but is expected to pick up towards the evening,' its analysts wrote.
Power for Saturday on Poland's POLPX exchange fell to 177.52 zlotys ($56.33) from 178.65 zlotys.
Further along the curve, Czech ca' 13 baseload hit its record low of 46.60 euros on the Prague-based Power Exchange Central Europe as carbon market tumbled a day after the European Commission's decision to postpone a vote on a plan to help bolster the market until next year.
Around the region, the benchmark German Cal '13 contract shed 5 cents to 46.05 euros in late afternoon trade on Germany's EEX exchange.
EUAs for December delivery, the benchmark EU carbon contract, fell almost 6 percent to 6.20 euros a tonne at 1547 GMT, while coal API2 2013 futures rose 0.16 percent to $96.90 a tonne.
Brent crude oil crept up to $111 a barrel on hopes U.S. budget talks would avert a fiscal crisis and brighten the outlook for energy demand in the world's biggest oil consumer.
($1 = 0.7705 euros)
($1 = 3.1513 Polish zlotys)
(Reporting By Maja Zuvela; editing by James Jukwey) Keywords: MARKETS CEE/ELECTRICITY
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