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TimeDUoSTUoSSEMOTaxCapacitySMPSum
Tuesday 00:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.463.898 5.669
Tuesday 00:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.363.867 5.537
Tuesday 01:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.283.904 5.490
Tuesday 01:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.223.519 5.042
Tuesday 02:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.153.519 4.975
Tuesday 02:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.113.519 4.939
Tuesday 03:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.083.519 4.908
Tuesday 03:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.073.519 4.900
Tuesday 04:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.103.456 4.858
Tuesday 04:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.133.456 4.895
Tuesday 05:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.243.519 5.068
Tuesday 05:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.423.519 5.248
Tuesday 06:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.713.441 5.457
Tuesday 06:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.106.446 8.852
Tuesday 07:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.496.344 9.136
Tuesday 07:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.786.672 9.755
Tuesday 08:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.026.786 13.141
Tuesday 08:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.146.899 13.374
Tuesday 09:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.206.670 13.209
Tuesday 09:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.254.884 11.465
Tuesday 10:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.294.966 11.595
Tuesday 10:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.334.153 10.817
Tuesday 11:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.354.153 10.841
Tuesday 11:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.384.153 10.864
Tuesday 12:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.333.745 10.414
Tuesday 12:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.213.630 10.178
Tuesday 13:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.163.497 9.993
Tuesday 13:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.123.497 9.956
Tuesday 14:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.113.497 9.938
Tuesday 14:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.093.497 9.921
Tuesday 15:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.133.497 9.958
Tuesday 15:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.213.490 10.035
Tuesday 16:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.303.497 10.129
Tuesday 16:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.353.601 10.288
Tuesday 17:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.314.412 11.060
Tuesday 17:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.264.995 11.589
Tuesday 18:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.224.995 11.554
Tuesday 18:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.146.384 12.854
Tuesday 19:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.067.243 13.635
Tuesday 19:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.147.960 14.434
Tuesday 20:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.258.277 14.859
Tuesday 20:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.117.981 14.429
Tuesday 21:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.894.938 11.162
Tuesday 21:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.574.102 10.007
Tuesday 22:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.253.837 9.425
Tuesday 22:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.003.652 8.985
Tuesday 23:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.873.935 6.114
Tuesday 23:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.803.912 6.022
Wednesday 00:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.663.439 5.404
Wednesday 00:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.543.439 5.287
Wednesday 01:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.463.436 5.202
Wednesday 01:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.383.411 5.100
Wednesday 02:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.303.439 5.047
Wednesday 02:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.273.436 5.015
Wednesday 03:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.243.410 4.959
Wednesday 03:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.253.405 4.961
Wednesday 04:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.273.405 4.978
Wednesday 04:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.303.405 5.014
Wednesday 05:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.423.409 5.132
Wednesday 05:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.593.410 5.308
Wednesday 06:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.883.327 5.512
Wednesday 06:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.283.406 5.992
Wednesday 07:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.653.406 6.362
Wednesday 07:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.935.050 8.289
Wednesday 08:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.165.619 12.114
Wednesday 08:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.255.888 12.475
Wednesday 09:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.285.567 12.178
Wednesday 09:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.315.414 12.060
Wednesday 10:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.335.175 11.837
Wednesday 10:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.354.758 11.447
Wednesday 11:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.364.476 11.168
Wednesday 11:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.374.343 11.051
Wednesday 12:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.324.050 10.708
Wednesday 12:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.203.944 10.479
Wednesday 13:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.133.500 9.967
Wednesday 13:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.133.463 9.925
Wednesday 14:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.103.463 9.896
Wednesday 14:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.093.463 9.888
Wednesday 15:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.113.463 9.910
Wednesday 15:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.223.463 10.022
Wednesday 16:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.313.519 10.160
Wednesday 16:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.355.024 11.706
Wednesday 17:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.335.148 11.818
Wednesday 17:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.295.290 11.914
Wednesday 18:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.225.290 11.842
Wednesday 18:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.145.288 11.760
Wednesday 19:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.085.337 11.750
Wednesday 19:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.156.106 12.589
Wednesday 20:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.256.180 12.769
Wednesday 20:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.166.106 12.603
Wednesday 21:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.954.878 11.161
Wednesday 21:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.633.444 9.406
Wednesday 22:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.323.442 9.101
Wednesday 22:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.083.413 8.830
Wednesday 23:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.933.356 5.591
Wednesday 23:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.853.356 5.516
Thursday 00:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.693.354 5.355
Thursday 00:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.583.105 4.994
Thursday 01:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.473.007 4.788
Thursday 01:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.393.105 4.803
Thursday 02:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.333.252 4.889
Thursday 02:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.293.007 4.602
Thursday 03:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.263.608 5.174
Thursday 03:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.273.723 5.303
Thursday 04:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.303.106 4.715
Thursday 04:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.333.787 5.426
Thursday 05:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.423.029 4.755
Thursday 05:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.613.001 4.914
Thursday 06:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 0.915.360 7.581
Thursday 06:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.335.360 8.001
Thursday 07:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.735.360 8.397
Thursday 07:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 2.005.360 8.670
Thursday 08:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.205.450 11.986
Thursday 08:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.295.450 12.079
Thursday 09:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.325.450 12.100
Thursday 09:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.345.450 12.124
Thursday 10:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.375.450 12.154
Thursday 10:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.375.450 12.160
Thursday 11:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.405.450 12.187
Thursday 11:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.405.450 12.185
Thursday 12:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.355.450 12.133
Thursday 12:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.225.450 12.006
Thursday 13:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.175.450 11.957
Thursday 13:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.165.450 11.946
Thursday 14:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.145.450 11.923
Thursday 14:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.145.450 11.929
Thursday 15:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.175.450 11.955
Thursday 15:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.255.450 12.032
Thursday 16:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.315.450 12.095
Thursday 16:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.345.450 12.127
Thursday 17:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.275.450 12.056
Thursday 17:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.175.450 11.957
Thursday 18:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.055.450 11.831
Thursday 18:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.975.450 11.755
Thursday 19:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.945.450 11.726
Thursday 19:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.115.450 11.899
Thursday 20:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.285.450 12.061
Thursday 20:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 2.215.450 11.994
Thursday 21:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.935.450 11.711
Thursday 21:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.625.450 11.403
Thursday 22:00   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.345.450 11.121
Thursday 22:30   2.645 1.386 0.25430.05 1.105.450 10.881
Thursday 23:00   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.095.360 7.759
Thursday 23:30   0.312 0.695 0.25010.05 1.035.360 7.693
 

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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