FRANKFURT Oct 19 French day-ahead power
<TRFRBD1. on Wednesday jumped on concern that supply from
utility EDF will lag rising demand as the weather gets
The baseload position for Thursday was at 88 euros ($96.70)
a megawatt hour (MWh) at 0800 GMT, up 15.5 euros from Tuesday's
close and the highest level since February 2012.
"It is a question of whether there is enough power, but the
French producer is keeping its cards to its chest," a trader
said. "Clarity is needed."
The French regulator has demanded that additional tests at 5
reactors be brought forward this winter, but EDF has assured it
has enough production to meet winter
French day-ahead demand will rise 0.6 gigawatts on Thursday
at 55.4 GW, Thomson Reuters data showed.
($1 = 0.9100 euros)
(Reporting by Vera Eckert, editing by Louise Heavens)