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TimeDUoSTUoSSEMOTaxCapacitySMPSum
Friday 00:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.1615.536 8.319
Friday 00:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.9535.469 8.045
Friday 01:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.7755.359 10.100
Friday 01:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.6395.352 9.958
Friday 02:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.5245.169 9.659
Friday 02:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.4404.794 9.200
Friday 03:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3844.794 9.144
Friday 03:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3544.794 9.114
Friday 04:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3354.794 9.095
Friday 04:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3074.794 9.067
Friday 05:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.2964.794 9.056
Friday 05:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3354.794 9.095
Friday 06:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.4624.123 8.551
Friday 06:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.7254.667 9.359
Friday 07:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.1375.897 11.000
Friday 07:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.6915.897 11.554
Friday 08:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0266.130 12.133
Friday 08:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0646.341 12.381
Friday 09:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1716.371 12.519
Friday 09:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3046.007 12.287
Friday 10:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3435.012 11.331
Friday 10:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3474.953 11.276
Friday 11:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3644.902 11.243
Friday 11:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3764.899 11.251
Friday 12:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3934.863 11.232
Friday 12:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.4024.776 11.154
Friday 13:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3554.755 11.086
Friday 13:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.2374.755 10.968
Friday 14:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.2254.812 11.014
Friday 14:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.2534.812 11.042
Friday 15:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.2674.812 11.056
Friday 15:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.2634.812 11.052
Friday 16:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.2574.911 8.800
Friday 16:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.4035.331 9.367
Friday 17:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.5166.007 10.156
Friday 17:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.8047.024 11.460
Friday 18:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 3.0447.391 12.067
Friday 18:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 3.0517.043 11.727
Friday 19:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.9996.007 10.639
Friday 19:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.9655.651 10.249
Friday 20:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.7835.253 9.668
Friday 20:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.6315.254 9.517
Friday 21:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.4605.667 9.759
Friday 21:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.2535.367 9.253
Friday 22:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.9475.123 8.702
Friday 22:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.6554.788 8.076
Friday 23:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.4825.649 8.753
Friday 23:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.4255.604 8.651
Saturday 00:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.1694.689 9.824
Saturday 00:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.9654.120 9.050
Saturday 01:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.7734.120 8.859
Saturday 01:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.6294.120 8.714
Saturday 02:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.5374.120 8.623
Saturday 02:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.4424.118 8.525
Saturday 03:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3794.118 8.462
Saturday 03:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3434.118 8.426
Saturday 04:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3184.118 8.401
Saturday 04:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.2834.118 8.366
Saturday 05:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.2824.120 8.367
Saturday 05:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.2994.081 8.346
Saturday 06:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.4355.360 9.761
Saturday 06:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.6985.360 10.024
Saturday 07:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.0955.360 10.421
Saturday 07:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.6495.360 10.975
Saturday 08:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9695.460 11.406
Saturday 08:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0255.460 11.461
Saturday 09:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1275.460 11.563
Saturday 09:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.2695.460 11.705
Saturday 10:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3035.460 11.740
Saturday 10:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3155.460 11.752
Saturday 11:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3265.460 11.763
Saturday 11:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3335.460 11.769
Saturday 12:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3365.460 11.773
Saturday 12:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.3285.460 11.765
Saturday 13:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.2655.460 11.702
Saturday 13:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1245.460 11.560
Saturday 14:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0905.460 11.526
Saturday 14:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1035.460 11.539
Saturday 15:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.0805.460 9.172
Saturday 15:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.0485.460 9.141
Saturday 16:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.9975.460 9.089
Saturday 16:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.1095.460 9.201
Saturday 17:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.2295.460 9.321
Saturday 17:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.5205.460 9.613
Saturday 18:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.8125.460 9.905
Saturday 18:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.8465.460 9.938
Saturday 19:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.8055.460 9.897
Saturday 19:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.7775.460 9.870
Saturday 20:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.5705.460 9.663
Saturday 20:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.3805.460 9.472
Saturday 21:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.2215.460 9.314
Saturday 21:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.0055.460 9.098
Saturday 22:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.7585.460 8.851
Saturday 22:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.5075.460 8.599
Saturday 23:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.4025.360 10.728
Saturday 23:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.4145.360 10.740
Sunday 00:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.2095.360 10.535
Sunday 00:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.0015.360 10.326
Sunday 01:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.8005.360 10.126
Sunday 01:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.6595.360 9.985
Sunday 02:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.5175.360 9.843
Sunday 02:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.4045.360 9.730
Sunday 03:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3165.360 9.642
Sunday 03:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.2665.360 9.592
Sunday 04:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.2135.360 9.539
Sunday 04:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.1675.360 9.493
Sunday 05:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.1355.360 9.461
Sunday 05:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.1145.360 9.440
Sunday 06:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.1515.360 9.477
Sunday 06:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.2265.360 9.552
Sunday 07:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.3445.360 9.670
Sunday 07:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.5385.360 9.864
Sunday 08:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 0.6455.460 10.082
Sunday 08:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 0.7915.460 10.228
Sunday 09:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.1055.460 10.542
Sunday 09:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.3585.460 10.795
Sunday 10:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.5265.460 10.962
Sunday 10:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.6555.460 11.091
Sunday 11:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7165.460 11.152
Sunday 11:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7655.460 11.201
Sunday 12:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7825.460 11.218
Sunday 12:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8055.460 11.241
Sunday 13:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7545.460 11.190
Sunday 13:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.6655.460 11.101
Sunday 14:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.6025.460 8.694
Sunday 14:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.5435.460 8.635
Sunday 15:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.4985.460 8.590
Sunday 15:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.4975.460 8.589
Sunday 16:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.5335.460 8.625
Sunday 16:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.6635.460 8.755
Sunday 17:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.9085.460 9.000
Sunday 17:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.2535.460 9.345
Sunday 18:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.6045.460 9.697
Sunday 18:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.6115.460 9.703
Sunday 19:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.5095.460 9.602
Sunday 19:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.3415.460 9.433
Sunday 20:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.1165.460 9.208
Sunday 20:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.9425.460 9.034
Sunday 21:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.7785.460 8.870
Sunday 21:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.6275.460 8.720
Sunday 22:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.4295.460 10.865
Sunday 22:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.2305.460 10.666
Sunday 23:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.1585.360 10.484
Sunday 23:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.2015.360 10.526
 

Background to the Irish Electricity Market

The Irish Electricity Market is based on a central pool system where power stations all bid into a central market. The energy price that power stations are paid changes ½ hour by ½ hour and a forecast is published by the market operator 24 hours in advance. This is known as the System Marginal Price (SMP) and is shown in Blue on the graph.

However, other charges are associated with managing and transporting the electricity from the power station to the end user. These are;

DUoS (light Green) - Distribution Use of System charges - (38kV and lower, Network charges)

TUoS (Gold) - Transmission Use of System charges - (110kV & higher, Network charges)

SEMO (dark Green) - Single Electricity Market Operator charges - (Market operator, manages the electricity pool and is commercial interface between power stations and suppliers

Capacity Costs (Red)- Power stations are paid for providing a backup called a reserve (both spinning & static) in case demand is higher than forecast or another power station trips and power is needed urgently. This is shown in the Red part of the graph above and averages out at about 1.8c/kWh. It can vary between 0 and about 3.5c/kWh during the winter peak.

DLAF & TLAF (Calculated into Charges) - Distribution & Transmission Loss Adjustment Factors, depending on the connection level and day/night divide, some of the charges above are multiplied by a loss adjustment factor. This is of the order of 9% for Low Voltage (400v) sites and 4 % for Medium Voltage (10kV and higher) sites.

SmartPower aggregates the different charges and loss adjustment factors associated with each type of connection and publishes this as a web-service to the Echelon SmartServer controller that we provide.

The market operator publishes forcast prices every day, we download them and present them here with the other kWh charges that you would expect to pay. The "greyed out" portion of the table below, is our estimate on what these costs will be based on a weighted average taken over the past number of years.

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