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TimeDUoSTUoSSEMOTaxCapacitySMPSum
Tuesday 00:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.5835.464 6.918
Tuesday 00:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.4783.093 4.442
Tuesday 01:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3953.827 5.093
Tuesday 01:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3362.950 4.157
Tuesday 02:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2853.079 4.234
Tuesday 02:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2643.078 4.212
Tuesday 03:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2413.049 4.160
Tuesday 03:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2493.012 4.131
Tuesday 04:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2222.971 4.063
Tuesday 04:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2242.854 3.948
Tuesday 05:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3293.087 4.286
Tuesday 05:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.5133.098 4.482
Tuesday 06:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.8343.181 4.885
Tuesday 06:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.2064.661 6.737
Tuesday 07:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.5294.028 6.427
Tuesday 07:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.7664.242 6.878
Tuesday 08:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.9055.025 8.192
Tuesday 08:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.9825.112 8.356
Tuesday 09:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0124.543 7.816
Tuesday 09:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0414.479 7.781
Tuesday 10:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0754.312 7.648
Tuesday 10:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0854.253 7.599
Tuesday 11:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1204.108 7.489
Tuesday 11:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1654.089 7.515
Tuesday 12:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1234.065 7.449
Tuesday 12:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0304.002 7.294
Tuesday 13:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0074.080 7.348
Tuesday 13:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0293.983 7.273
Tuesday 14:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0183.983 7.263
Tuesday 14:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0474.299 7.608
Tuesday 15:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0844.405 7.751
Tuesday 15:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1384.124 7.523
Tuesday 16:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1793.990 7.431
Tuesday 16:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1864.433 7.881
Tuesday 17:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0974.839 8.197
Tuesday 17:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.9645.156 8.381
Tuesday 18:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.8485.256 8.365
Tuesday 18:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.6935.236 8.190
Tuesday 19:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.5935.231 8.085
Tuesday 19:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.5415.213 8.015
Tuesday 20:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4824.898 7.642
Tuesday 20:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4524.755 7.469
Tuesday 21:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4374.462 7.160
Tuesday 21:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4054.225 6.891
Tuesday 22:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.2474.120 6.628
Tuesday 22:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.0714.020 6.353
Tuesday 23:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.8894.760 6.519
Tuesday 23:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.7584.729 6.357
Wednesday 00:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.6344.725 6.229
Wednesday 00:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.5294.800 6.200
Wednesday 01:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.4543.678 5.002
Wednesday 01:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3803.181 4.431
Wednesday 02:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3273.161 4.358
Wednesday 02:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3093.145 4.324
Wednesday 03:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2783.043 4.191
Wednesday 03:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2892.890 4.049
Wednesday 04:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2572.890 4.018
Wednesday 04:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2572.890 4.018
Wednesday 05:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3643.161 4.395
Wednesday 05:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.5593.578 5.008
Wednesday 06:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.8663.442 5.179
Wednesday 06:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.2323.652 5.755
Wednesday 07:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.5573.530 5.958
Wednesday 07:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.7773.875 6.523
Wednesday 08:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.9104.152 7.324
Wednesday 08:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0054.932 8.198
Wednesday 09:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0264.898 8.186
Wednesday 09:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0625.119 8.442
Wednesday 10:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0894.949 8.299
Wednesday 10:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1334.928 8.322
Wednesday 11:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1544.145 7.561
Wednesday 11:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1674.902 8.330
Wednesday 12:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1463.943 7.350
Wednesday 12:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0483.844 7.154
Wednesday 13:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0163.839 7.116
Wednesday 13:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0093.792 7.063
Wednesday 14:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0303.790 7.081
Wednesday 14:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0513.790 7.103
Wednesday 15:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0923.748 7.101
Wednesday 15:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1413.720 7.122
Wednesday 16:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1955.145 8.601
Wednesday 16:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.2085.097 8.566
Wednesday 17:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1095.251 8.621
Wednesday 17:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.9905.247 8.499
Wednesday 18:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.8985.286 8.445
Wednesday 18:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.7855.214 8.260
Wednesday 19:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.6755.067 8.004
Wednesday 19:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.6114.699 7.571
Wednesday 20:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.5483.974 6.783
Wednesday 20:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4894.195 6.945
Wednesday 21:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4853.971 6.717
Wednesday 21:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4394.015 6.716
Wednesday 22:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.2803.799 6.340
Wednesday 22:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.0954.896 7.252
Wednesday 23:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.8874.471 6.228
Wednesday 23:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.7813.744 5.396
Thursday 00:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.6473.559 5.076
Thursday 00:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.5463.435 4.852
Thursday 01:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.4623.226 4.559
Thursday 01:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3913.187 4.448
Thursday 02:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3543.135 4.360
Thursday 02:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3373.060 4.268
Thursday 03:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3143.025 4.209
Thursday 03:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3232.863 4.057
Thursday 04:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3002.839 4.009
Thursday 04:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.2872.853 4.011
Thursday 05:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.3732.879 4.122
Thursday 05:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.5373.127 4.535
Thursday 06:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.8165.150 6.837
Thursday 06:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.1875.150 7.207
Thursday 07:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.5255.150 7.545
Thursday 07:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 1.7405.150 7.761
Thursday 08:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.9155.185 8.362
Thursday 08:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0285.185 8.475
Thursday 09:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0585.185 8.504
Thursday 09:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0945.185 8.541
Thursday 10:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1395.185 8.585
Thursday 10:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1875.185 8.634
Thursday 11:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1645.185 8.610
Thursday 11:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.2105.185 8.656
Thursday 12:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1945.185 8.640
Thursday 12:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1025.185 8.548
Thursday 13:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0775.185 8.523
Thursday 13:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0875.185 8.534
Thursday 14:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0615.185 8.507
Thursday 14:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0555.185 8.502
Thursday 15:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.0615.185 8.507
Thursday 15:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1155.185 8.562
Thursday 16:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1545.185 8.601
Thursday 16:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1845.185 8.631
Thursday 17:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 2.1175.185 8.564
Thursday 17:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.9945.185 8.441
Thursday 18:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.9015.185 8.347
Thursday 18:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.7725.185 8.218
Thursday 19:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.6965.185 8.143
Thursday 19:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.6085.185 8.054
Thursday 20:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.5665.185 8.013
Thursday 20:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4955.185 7.942
Thursday 21:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4795.185 7.925
Thursday 21:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.4575.185 7.903
Thursday 22:00   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.2745.185 7.721
Thursday 22:30   0.458 0.512 0.24190.05 1.1095.185 7.556
Thursday 23:00   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.9425.150 6.962
Thursday 23:30   0.072 0.508 0.24030.05 0.8475.150 6.867
 

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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