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TimeDUoSTUoSSEMOTaxCapacitySMPSum
Friday 00:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.764.911 7.979
Friday 00:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.514.178 6.999
Friday 01:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.294.178 6.775
Friday 01:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.154.174 6.628
Friday 02:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.043.686 6.030
Friday 02:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.974.670 6.943
Friday 03:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.884.181 6.363
Friday 03:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.834.670 6.808
Friday 04:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.814.670 6.782
Friday 04:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.784.670 6.758
Friday 05:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.764.670 6.736
Friday 05:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.794.670 6.771
Friday 06:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.884.097 6.282
Friday 06:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.124.097 6.521
Friday 07:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.494.362 7.159
Friday 07:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 2.074.911 8.289
Friday 08:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.616.590 13.539
Friday 08:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.856.590 13.774
Friday 09:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.886.590 13.807
Friday 09:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.046.590 13.963
Friday 10:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.086.590 14.007
Friday 10:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.076.590 14.000
Friday 11:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.086.590 14.004
Friday 11:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.086.590 14.004
Friday 12:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.066.590 13.988
Friday 12:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.086.590 14.007
Friday 13:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.066.590 13.981
Friday 13:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.935.760 13.027
Friday 14:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.876.590 13.793
Friday 14:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.876.590 13.799
Friday 15:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.885.349 12.561
Friday 15:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.935.729 12.992
Friday 16:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.025.688 13.044
Friday 16:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.328.127 15.784
Friday 17:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.678.124 16.126
Friday 17:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.8823.993 32.204
Friday 18:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.8721.062 29.269
Friday 18:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.7418.845 26.917
Friday 19:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.597.689 15.611
Friday 19:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.577.305 15.212
Friday 20:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.416.987 14.736
Friday 20:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.185.651 13.169
Friday 21:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.075.982 13.383
Friday 21:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.865.050 12.249
Friday 22:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.635.222 12.191
Friday 22:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.405.645 12.383
Friday 23:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 2.247.204 10.751
Friday 23:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 2.177.196 10.673
Saturday 00:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.817.304 10.421
Saturday 00:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.587.002 9.886
Saturday 01:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.335.717 8.356
Saturday 01:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.175.082 7.559
Saturday 02:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.044.911 7.253
Saturday 02:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.935.083 7.318
Saturday 03:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.814.871 6.987
Saturday 03:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.744.537 6.582
Saturday 04:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.694.537 6.538
Saturday 04:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.654.537 6.489
Saturday 05:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.604.537 6.439
Saturday 05:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.594.537 6.431
Saturday 06:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.615.360 7.275
Saturday 06:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.705.360 7.365
Saturday 07:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.815.360 7.476
Saturday 07:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.015.360 7.682
Saturday 08:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.225.450 11.008
Saturday 08:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.425.450 11.209
Saturday 09:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.665.450 11.447
Saturday 09:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.985.450 11.763
Saturday 10:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.165.450 11.943
Saturday 10:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.315.450 12.092
Saturday 11:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.385.450 12.161
Saturday 11:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.425.450 12.206
Saturday 12:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.455.450 12.230
Saturday 12:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.495.450 12.272
Saturday 13:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.475.450 12.256
Saturday 13:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.395.450 12.179
Saturday 14:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.325.450 12.103
Saturday 14:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.295.450 12.075
Saturday 15:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.265.450 12.046
Saturday 15:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.315.450 12.090
Saturday 16:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.435.450 12.218
Saturday 16:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.855.450 12.636
Saturday 17:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.315.450 13.093
Saturday 17:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.595.450 13.371
Saturday 18:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.625.450 13.403
Saturday 18:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.505.450 13.287
Saturday 19:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.355.450 13.140
Saturday 19:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.175.450 12.959
Saturday 20:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.005.450 12.785
Saturday 20:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.815.450 12.594
Saturday 21:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.655.450 12.433
Saturday 21:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.495.450 12.272
Saturday 22:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.315.450 12.100
Saturday 22:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.115.450 11.899
Saturday 23:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.995.360 8.660
Saturday 23:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.955.360 8.619
Sunday 00:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.645.360 8.304
Sunday 00:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.465.360 8.127
Sunday 01:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.255.360 7.919
Sunday 01:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.095.360 7.757
Sunday 02:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.985.360 7.644
Sunday 02:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.865.360 7.530
Sunday 03:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.735.360 7.399
Sunday 03:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.665.360 7.326
Sunday 04:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.615.360 7.281
Sunday 04:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.565.360 7.224
Sunday 05:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.505.360 7.170
Sunday 05:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.475.360 7.139
Sunday 06:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.475.360 7.133
Sunday 06:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.505.360 7.168
Sunday 07:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.545.360 7.208
Sunday 07:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.635.360 7.295
Sunday 08:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 0.725.450 10.506
Sunday 08:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 0.805.450 10.590
Sunday 09:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.005.450 10.783
Sunday 09:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.305.450 11.087
Sunday 10:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.585.450 11.364
Sunday 10:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.825.450 11.603
Sunday 11:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.995.450 11.770
Sunday 11:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.115.450 11.899
Sunday 12:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.225.450 12.007
Sunday 12:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.375.450 12.155
Sunday 13:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.435.450 12.217
Sunday 13:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.395.450 12.173
Sunday 14:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.275.450 12.057
Sunday 14:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.215.450 11.993
Sunday 15:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.165.450 11.941
Sunday 15:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.175.450 11.955
Sunday 16:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.285.450 12.065
Sunday 16:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.655.450 12.435
Sunday 17:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.035.450 12.819
Sunday 17:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.215.450 12.997
Sunday 18:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.255.450 13.038
Sunday 18:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.205.450 12.989
Sunday 19:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.135.450 12.917
Sunday 19:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 3.035.450 12.816
Sunday 20:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.915.450 12.693
Sunday 20:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.765.450 12.550
Sunday 21:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.655.450 12.438
Sunday 21:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.525.450 12.305
Sunday 22:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.355.450 12.133
Sunday 22:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.135.450 11.913
Sunday 23:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.945.360 8.610
Sunday 23:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.825.360 8.482
 

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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