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Potential Alternatives

Table Information

SETT DATE

Title Settlement Date
Type datetime
Description Settlement date of record.
Comment
Example 2021-03-28T00:00:00
Unit

SETT PERIOD

Title Settlement Period
Type number
Description Settlement period of record.
Comment
Example 5
Unit

ACCEPTED BMU

Title Accepted BMU
Type string
Description Balancing Mechanism Unit (BMU) name of the unit issued with the BOA.
Comment
Example HUMR-1
Unit

BOA REF

Title BOA Reference Number
Type number
Description BOA reference number, unique to the accepted BMU.
Comment
Example 166026
Unit

BID/OFFER

Title Bid / Offer Indicator
Type string
Description Indicates whether the BOA is a bid or offer.
Comment
Example BID
Unit

BOA PRICE (GBP/MWh)

Title BOA Price
Type number
Description Price of the BOA. Recorded as £ per MWh.
Comment
Example -50
Unit £ / MWh

ALTERNATIVE BMU

Title Alternative BMU
Type string
Description BMU name of the unit identified as a potential alternative to the BOA unit.
Comment
Example FASN-4
Unit

REASON GROUP

Title Reason Group
Type string
Description List of reasons why the alternative unit was not instructed, left blank if no reason identified. Definition of reasons held in the methodology.
Comment
Example Incomplete, Zonal Management
Unit

BID PRICE (GBP/MWh)

Title Bid Price
Type number
Description Bid price of the alternative action, blank if not applicable. Recorded as £ per MWh.
Comment
Example 28
Unit £ / MWh

OFFER PRICE (GBP/MWh)

Title Offer Price
Type number
Description Offer price of the alternative action, blank if not applicable. Recorded as £ per MWh.
Comment
Example 20
Unit £ / MWh

APPROX ALTERNATIVE VOL (MWh)

Title Approximate Alternative Action Volume
Type number
Description Estimation of the energy from the alternative action. Recorded as MWh.
Comment
Example 147
Unit MWh

ABS PRICE DIFFERENCE (GBP/MWh)

Title Absolute Price Difference
Type number
Description Absolute price difference between the BOA and alternative action. Recorded as £ per MWh.
Comment
Example 23.85
Unit £ / MWh

DIFFERENTIAL CASHFLOW (GBP)

Title Differential Cashflow
Type number
Description Estimation of the cost difference between the BOA and the alternative action. Recorded as £.
Comment
Example 40
Unit £