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CEE POWER-Day ahead prices tumble on more supply, less demand

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* Wind generation forecast to triple to 4.6 GW

* Polish utilities to have 4.7 GW offline on Saturday

* CEE spot prices diverge

PRAGUE, Oct 11(Reuters) - Central European day ahead powerfell on Thursday due to low demand heading into the weekend andforecasts for rising renewable supply in the region, traderssaid.

Czech electricity for Friday fell more than 10 percent to46.01 euros ($59.36) per megawatt hour, a cent lower than theSlovak spot on regional exchanges. Hungary dipped 13 percent to46.54 euros on Hungary's HUPX.

The three central European countries combined their dayahead markets in September to help provide better supply for theregion but since then Hungary has helped to narrow - and oftenerase - the typical Czech and Slovak discount to Germany.

Prices in the three countries have diverged numerous times,in part due to limited cross border capacities and high demandin the Balkans, which has pushed up prices in Hungary.

Data from Thomson Reuters Point Carbon showed forecasts forwind generation in Germany jumping more than tripling to 4.6 GWwith solar production easing to 2 GW.

"The picture for tomorrow is bearish," Point Carbon analystswrote. "The consumption is down due to weekly business cycledevelopments, in particular in off-peak II hours."

Further along the curve, the front month fell 1 percent to48.40 euros with Cal '13 baseload fell 5 cents to 46.80 euros onthe Prague-based Power Exchange Central Europe.

Around the region, the benchmark German Cal '13 contractfell 3 cents to 47.55 euros in afternoon trade on Germany's EEXexchange.

The Czech Republic sold 1 million spot EU carbon permits for7.59 euros each on Thursday, auction hosts the European EnergyExchange said.

Poland's utilities will have a total of 4.7 gigawatts ofpower offline for maintenance on Saturday, data from gridcompany PSE Operator showed.

Day ahead onPoland's POLPX exchange fell about 12 zlotys to 176.96 zlotys($55.75).

France's Dalkia, which controls Warsaw's heating companySPEC, plans to build a gas-fired combined heat and power plantin the Polish capital for around 200 million zlotys ($63million).

Brent crude oil headed for its highest close in a month,lifted by escalating tension between Syria and Turkey,maintenance in the North Sea and a supply crunch in oilproducts.

EUAs for December delivery, the benchmark EUcarbon contract, had risen 2 cents to 7.74 euros a tonne at 1238GMT.($1 = 0.7751 euros)($1 = 3.1742 Polish zlotys)

(Reporting by Michael Kahn; editing by Keiron Henderson)

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Keywords: MARKETS CEE/ELECTRICITY