FRANKFURT Dec 15 Lower wind supply in Germany
boosted day ahead power prices early on Thursday.
The Friday baseload contract for round-the-clock supply
was up 8.2 percent at 52 euros ($54.51) per megawatt
hour (MWh) while the peakload contract for daytime industrial
demand was up 10 percent at 62.7 euros.
Wind supply in Germany will fall to 3.3 gigawatts (GW) on
Friday from 5.2 GW recorded on Thursday, Thomson Reuters data
The country has 44 GW of installed wind turbine capacity.
Intraday volatility in European prompt power prices has
risen in the fourth quarter due to outages at French nuclear
($1 = 0.9539 euros)
(Reporting by Vera Eckert; editing by Jason Neely)