FusionCharts will load here!
TimeDUoSTUoSSEMOTaxCapacitySMPSum
Wednesday 00:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.5925.091 9.649
Wednesday 00:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.4705.091 9.526
Wednesday 01:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.4025.091 7.115
Wednesday 01:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.3455.167 7.134
Wednesday 02:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2955.122 7.039
Wednesday 02:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2775.021 6.920
Wednesday 03:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2675.007 6.896
Wednesday 03:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2455.007 6.874
Wednesday 04:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2904.825 6.737
Wednesday 04:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.3224.825 6.769
Wednesday 05:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.3785.007 7.007
Wednesday 05:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.5185.007 7.147
Wednesday 06:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.8334.689 7.144
Wednesday 06:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.2926.372 9.286
Wednesday 07:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.6535.062 8.337
Wednesday 07:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.8576.277 9.755
Wednesday 08:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.9536.450 10.035
Wednesday 08:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 2.0446.625 10.301
Wednesday 09:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0446.450 12.471
Wednesday 09:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0746.450 12.501
Wednesday 10:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0696.358 12.403
Wednesday 10:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0626.352 12.391
Wednesday 11:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0875.228 11.292
Wednesday 11:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1105.206 11.292
Wednesday 12:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1085.201 11.285
Wednesday 12:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9525.194 11.122
Wednesday 13:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9574.931 10.865
Wednesday 13:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9734.688 10.637
Wednesday 14:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9804.558 10.515
Wednesday 14:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9814.558 10.516
Wednesday 15:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0604.515 10.552
Wednesday 15:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1624.515 10.654
Wednesday 16:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1864.876 11.038
Wednesday 16:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1875.356 11.520
Wednesday 17:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1065.919 12.001
Wednesday 17:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0036.328 12.307
Wednesday 18:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9116.450 12.338
Wednesday 18:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8086.450 12.235
Wednesday 19:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7556.266 11.998
Wednesday 19:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7746.450 12.201
Wednesday 20:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8936.739 12.608
Wednesday 20:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9506.728 12.654
Wednesday 21:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7795.997 11.753
Wednesday 21:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.5056.450 11.932
Wednesday 22:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.2164.776 9.969
Wednesday 22:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.0084.746 9.730
Wednesday 23:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.8214.602 9.389
Wednesday 23:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 0.7564.433 9.154
Thursday 00:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.6014.433 6.655
Thursday 00:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.5164.433 6.571
Thursday 01:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.4494.433 6.504
Thursday 01:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.3664.433 6.420
Thursday 02:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2914.433 6.346
Thursday 02:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2784.433 6.333
Thursday 03:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2434.433 6.297
Thursday 03:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2694.426 6.317
Thursday 04:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2994.171 6.092
Thursday 04:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.3314.420 6.373
Thursday 05:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.3524.433 6.406
Thursday 05:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.5314.433 6.585
Thursday 06:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.8714.453 6.946
Thursday 06:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.3294.621 7.572
Thursday 07:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.6946.361 9.677
Thursday 07:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.8938.055 11.570
Thursday 08:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9888.761 14.726
Thursday 08:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0518.709 14.736
Thursday 09:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0488.145 14.170
Thursday 09:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0357.486 13.497
Thursday 10:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0555.707 11.738
Thursday 10:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0435.707 11.726
Thursday 11:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0774.637 10.690
Thursday 11:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0464.542 10.564
Thursday 12:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0284.542 10.546
Thursday 12:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9354.536 10.447
Thursday 13:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8744.536 10.387
Thursday 13:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9124.499 10.387
Thursday 14:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9194.542 10.437
Thursday 14:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9454.536 10.458
Thursday 15:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0164.637 10.629
Thursday 15:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0655.521 11.563
Thursday 16:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1345.149 11.259
Thursday 16:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.1755.980 12.131
Thursday 17:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0857.798 13.860
Thursday 17:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9748.468 14.419
Thursday 18:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8858.325 14.186
Thursday 18:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8178.057 13.850
Thursday 19:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7097.931 13.616
Thursday 19:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7548.059 13.789
Thursday 20:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8998.506 14.381
Thursday 20:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9758.483 14.434
Thursday 21:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7568.567 14.300
Thursday 21:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.4897.892 13.357
Thursday 22:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.2657.930 13.171
Thursday 22:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.0215.973 10.971
Thursday 23:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.7857.042 9.449
Thursday 23:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.6945.015 7.331
Friday 00:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.5625.137 7.321
Friday 00:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.4675.149 7.238
Friday 01:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.3735.603 7.599
Friday 01:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2995.504 7.425
Friday 02:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2425.403 7.266
Friday 02:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2285.271 7.120
Friday 03:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.1965.306 7.124
Friday 03:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2155.391 7.228
Friday 04:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2455.404 7.270
Friday 04:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.2625.451 7.334
Friday 05:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.3125.340 7.274
Friday 05:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.4555.386 7.463
Friday 06:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 0.7895.360 7.771
Friday 06:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.2025.360 8.183
Friday 07:00   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.5855.360 10.911
Friday 07:30   2.619 0.730 0.56670.05 1.7845.360 11.110
Friday 08:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9295.460 11.365
Friday 08:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9975.460 11.433
Friday 09:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0215.460 11.457
Friday 09:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0275.460 11.464
Friday 10:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0245.460 11.461
Friday 10:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0275.460 11.463
Friday 11:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0755.460 11.511
Friday 11:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0545.460 11.490
Friday 12:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 2.0005.460 11.437
Friday 12:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8805.460 11.316
Friday 13:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8345.460 11.270
Friday 13:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8435.460 11.280
Friday 14:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8215.460 11.258
Friday 14:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8535.460 11.289
Friday 15:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8665.460 11.303
Friday 15:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9285.460 11.365
Friday 16:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9905.460 11.426
Friday 16:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9625.460 11.398
Friday 17:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.9225.460 11.358
Friday 17:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.8135.460 11.250
Friday 18:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7455.460 11.181
Friday 18:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.6565.460 11.092
Friday 19:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.5845.460 11.020
Friday 19:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.5515.460 10.987
Friday 20:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.6785.460 11.114
Friday 20:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.7635.460 11.199
Friday 21:00   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.5335.460 10.970
Friday 21:30   2.619 0.730 0.57720.05 1.3855.460 10.821
Friday 22:00   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.1815.460 8.273
Friday 22:30   0.309 0.696 0.57720.05 1.0135.460 8.105
Friday 23:00   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.1725.360 8.154
Friday 23:30   0.309 0.696 0.56670.05 1.0685.360 8.050
 

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.

Get the Power Market Experts on your side.

Why not join our Procurement Group Scheme?

The SmartPower procurement group uses our inside knowledge of industry pricing practises to negotiate cheaper electricity and gas prices for clients who are members of our procurement group. We monitor market developments to ensure that you always get the most competitive price in the market. We advise you of opportunities to save money by switching suppliers or changing tariffs as market conditions develop. It is free to join the group as there are no direct fees or any obligation to buy.There are no contracts or restrictions. You can be a member of the group but maintain your current direct supplier relationships if preferred.

SmartPower awards the business to suppliers who offer both exceptional value for money and flexibility to allow our clients lock in tariffs at the appropiate times. The fee that we recieve directly from the supplier comes out of the supplier mark-up, so there is no cost to you. Best of all, we ensure that difficult to understand bills hiding high supplier markups are a thing of the past....