FusionCharts will load here!
TimeDUoSTUoSSEMOTaxCapacitySMPSum
Monday 00:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 1.0006.780 8.955
Monday 00:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.8456.727 8.746
Monday 01:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.6704.684 6.528
Monday 01:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.5374.191 5.902
Monday 02:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.4324.727 6.332
Monday 02:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.3304.727 6.231
Monday 03:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.2374.727 6.138
Monday 03:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.1744.727 6.074
Monday 04:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.1324.727 6.032
Monday 04:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.0764.727 5.977
Monday 05:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.0264.727 6.312
Monday 05:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.0084.794 6.361
Monday 06:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.0144.200 5.773
Monday 06:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.0364.715 6.310
Monday 07:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.0718.490 10.121
Monday 07:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.1518.790 10.500
Monday 08:00   0.453 0.512 0.54820.05 0.1568.816 10.534
Monday 08:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 0.2448.824 10.632
Monday 09:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 0.4478.567 10.578
Monday 09:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 0.7098.533 10.806
Monday 10:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 0.9188.587 11.069
Monday 10:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.1008.521 11.185
Monday 11:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.2398.565 11.367
Monday 11:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.3648.565 11.492
Monday 12:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.5074.397 7.468
Monday 12:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.6294.745 7.937
Monday 13:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.6674.716 7.946
Monday 13:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.5684.328 7.460
Monday 14:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.4654.233 7.261
Monday 14:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.3964.219 7.180
Monday 15:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.3274.219 7.110
Monday 15:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.2764.219 7.060
Monday 16:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.2864.059 6.908
Monday 16:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.3594.256 7.179
Monday 17:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.5334.397 7.494
Monday 17:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.8228.567 11.952
Monday 18:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1534.397 8.114
Monday 18:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2094.397 8.170
Monday 19:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1614.397 8.122
Monday 19:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.0474.397 8.007
Monday 20:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.9234.397 7.498
Monday 20:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.8094.256 7.243
Monday 21:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.6964.397 7.271
Monday 21:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.5624.310 7.050
Monday 22:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.3204.233 6.732
Monday 22:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.1074.233 6.518
Monday 23:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 1.0198.581 10.774
Monday 23:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 1.0058.591 10.770
Tuesday 00:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.8315.077 7.081
Tuesday 00:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.6804.363 6.217
Tuesday 01:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.5214.201 5.896
Tuesday 01:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.4044.187 5.765
Tuesday 02:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.3224.187 5.683
Tuesday 02:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.2484.027 5.449
Tuesday 03:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.1964.027 5.398
Tuesday 03:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.1644.027 5.365
Tuesday 04:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.1374.187 5.883
Tuesday 04:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.1074.187 5.853
Tuesday 05:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.0974.187 5.844
Tuesday 05:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.1464.201 5.907
Tuesday 06:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.2814.363 6.204
Tuesday 06:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.5094.415 6.483
Tuesday 07:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.9305.390 7.879
Tuesday 07:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 1.4616.234 9.254
Tuesday 08:00   0.453 0.512 0.54820.05 1.7945.344 8.700
Tuesday 08:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.8735.185 8.622
Tuesday 09:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.9814.424 7.968
Tuesday 09:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.0724.397 8.033
Tuesday 10:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2054.424 8.193
Tuesday 10:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2334.424 8.221
Tuesday 11:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2674.449 8.280
Tuesday 11:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2884.424 8.275
Tuesday 12:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.3114.397 8.272
Tuesday 12:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.3374.424 8.324
Tuesday 13:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.3014.397 8.262
Tuesday 13:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1614.397 8.122
Tuesday 14:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1404.397 8.100
Tuesday 14:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1564.397 8.116
Tuesday 15:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1584.397 8.118
Tuesday 15:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1644.397 8.125
Tuesday 16:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1454.397 8.105
Tuesday 16:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.3004.397 8.261
Tuesday 17:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.4424.453 8.458
Tuesday 17:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.7504.627 8.941
Tuesday 18:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.89612.454 16.914
Tuesday 18:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.82612.454 16.844
Tuesday 19:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.81312.454 16.445
Tuesday 19:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.77610.143 14.097
Tuesday 20:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.5875.432 9.197
Tuesday 20:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.4134.449 8.040
Tuesday 21:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.3034.397 7.878
Tuesday 21:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.1124.397 7.688
Tuesday 22:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.8184.397 7.393
Tuesday 22:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.5404.428 7.146
Tuesday 23:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 1.3824.941 7.497
Tuesday 23:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 1.3204.885 7.379
Wednesday 00:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 1.0694.948 7.191
Wednesday 00:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.8815.013 7.068
Wednesday 01:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.7055.012 6.891
Wednesday 01:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.5884.974 6.736
Wednesday 02:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.4994.826 6.498
Wednesday 02:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 0.4174.778 6.369
Wednesday 03:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.3584.585 6.502
Wednesday 03:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.3294.505 6.394
Wednesday 04:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.3084.505 6.373
Wednesday 04:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.2794.482 6.320
Wednesday 05:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.2764.582 6.418
Wednesday 05:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.3084.815 6.683
Wednesday 06:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.4235.150 7.133
Wednesday 06:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 0.6655.150 7.375
Wednesday 07:00   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 1.0785.150 7.788
Wednesday 07:30   0.453 0.512 0.54450.05 1.6025.150 8.312
Wednesday 08:00   0.453 0.512 0.54820.05 1.9185.185 8.666
Wednesday 08:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 1.9575.190 8.711
Wednesday 09:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.0555.190 8.809
Wednesday 09:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1975.190 8.951
Wednesday 10:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2325.190 8.986
Wednesday 10:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2535.190 9.007
Wednesday 11:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2635.190 9.016
Wednesday 11:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2715.190 9.025
Wednesday 12:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2815.190 9.034
Wednesday 12:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.3075.190 9.061
Wednesday 13:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2675.190 9.021
Wednesday 13:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1555.190 8.909
Wednesday 14:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1415.190 8.894
Wednesday 14:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1755.190 8.929
Wednesday 15:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1775.190 8.931
Wednesday 15:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.2065.190 8.960
Wednesday 16:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.1825.190 8.935
Wednesday 16:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.3455.190 9.099
Wednesday 17:00   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.4985.190 9.252
Wednesday 17:30   0.453 0.512 0.54870.05 2.8075.190 9.561
Wednesday 18:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.9695.190 9.337
Wednesday 18:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.8855.190 9.253
Wednesday 19:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.8395.190 9.207
Wednesday 19:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.8215.190 9.189
Wednesday 20:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.6445.190 9.012
Wednesday 20:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.5115.190 8.880
Wednesday 21:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.3705.190 8.738
Wednesday 21:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 2.1565.190 8.524
Wednesday 22:00   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.8565.190 8.224
Wednesday 22:30   0.071 0.509 0.54870.05 1.5725.190 7.940
Wednesday 23:00   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 1.4165.150 7.740
Wednesday 23:30   0.071 0.509 0.54450.05 1.3425.150 7.666
 

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....