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Estonia's electricity price 5% higher than in Finland in November

BC, Tallinn, 05.12.2018.Print version
The price of electricity grew in almost all price areas of Nord Pool in November, the average price of electricity per megawatt-hour in Estonia exceeded that in Finland by 2.54 euros, or 5%, reportes LETA/BNS.

The average free market price of electricity in Nord Pool bidding area Estonia grew 13.5 % to 52.62 euros in November, compared to the previous month. The average price in Latvia was 55.24 euros and in Lithuania 55.42 euros. In the Finnish bidding area, the free market price grew 8% to 50.08 euros per megawatt-hour. The Nord Pool system price grew 12.38% in monthly comparison to 48.37 euros, the transmission system operator Elering said.

 

In the Estonian and Latvian bidding areas a price difference was registered in 166 hours, in the Estonia and Finnish areas in 173 hours, and in the Latvian and Lithuanian areas in 33 hours.

 

Electricity power streams between Estonia and Latvia were directed to Latvia for 96% of the time, 65% of the capacity allocated to the market was used. The capacity was used completely in 15% of the time, or in 106 hours.

 

The capacity flow between Estonia and Finland was toward Estonia for nearly three quarters of the time and toward Finland for 16% of the time. In the direction from Finland to Estonia, 36% of the capacity allocated to the market was used, in the opposite direction the ratio was 7%. In the Estonian direction, the capacity was used completely during 18 hours, and in the direction towards Finland during 13 hours.

 

If previously, the free market prices for Estonia and Finland have been very similar, then in November, a third of the connection between Estonia and Finland was not operational due to the Estlink 1 cable failure for a large part of the month, which caused a larger difference between the bidding areas.

 

Elering earned 1.3 mln euros in income from the allocation of transmission capacity during the month.

 

The prices of carbon dioxide emission quotas, which impact the price of electricity, exhibited a slight downward trend for a second consecutive month, emerging at 15.62 to 20.92 euros per ton. 

 

Based on futures trades on the Nasdaq OMX exchange, as of the last trading day of the month, the exchange price of electricity in Estonia could shape up to be 51.8 euros per megawatt-hour in December and on average 48.7 euros per megawatt-hour next year, respectively 51.8 and 47.8 euros per megawatt-hour in Finland and 55.65 and 51.6 euros per megawatt-hour in Latvia.

 






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