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Monthly Balancing Services Summary (MBSS)

Monthly Balancing Services Summary (MBSS)

Balancing Costs

The Monthly Balancing Services Summary (MBSS) gives the costs and volumes of balancing services used by the Electricity System Operator. These costs are broken into individual months in the past financial year, as well as by each individual service. The most recent month is based on preliminary figures, which are subject to change once updated information becomes available. These changes will be evident in the datasets of future months. Alongside the data files are the pdf reports of the data, giving some extra insight and analysis.

Note: As part of our drive for transparency, we have converted the “Total Categories tab” in the xls file into a machine readable file. This tab provides a breakdown of the cost categories for each month. All data and graphs are provided in the PDF report. We are looking to remove the MBSS excel file from October 2021 and publish only the PDF reports and CSV for Total Categories. We are seeking your feedback on whether you use the information contained in the excel file and for what purpose to identify whether converting this to machine readable format (likely multiple datasets) will add any value.

Additional Info

Field Value
Creator National Grid Electricity System Operator
Date Created 2019-11-13T13:37:17.408637
Source
Rights National Grid ESO Open Data Licence
Update Frequency Monthly

Integrate this dataset using cURL

# Get a list of dataset's resources
curl -L -s https://data.nationalgrideso.com/balancing/mbss/datapackage.json | grep path

# Get resources
curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/0638ba7a-54cc-48e0-9c9c-ea768b0699d5/download/mbss-data-june-21.xlsx curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/e154af60-d1df-431b-882e-dd9ec696dd8f/download/mbss-june-2021.pdf curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/a8ec12dd-4d31-42dd-8f42-74984e0bf1af/download/mbss-data-volumes.csv curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/2b336174-6bff-48cc-8922-eac3b12b6e97/download/mbss-data-costs.csv curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/49b1e9f0-d92e-4a19-80ac-1ea7ddfa4a79/download/mbss-data-may-21.xlsx curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/769b0a14-49b0-40d2-9b3e-52ffc812b5bd/download/mbss-may-2021.pdf curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/12b9062a-0e4b-46c3-b5ba-8dc3bdfd2946/download/mbss-data-april-2021.xlsx curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/aa21a136-68a8-48c4-94f8-af0e37e7ce79/download/mbss-april-2021.pdf curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/c2d9e178-4eb5-4b93-bfbc-8dff046791b9/download/mbss-march-2021.pdf curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/f89a12fc-94ef-4a09-bce2-c094c7212e1f/resource/931455ff-3de2-4aba-ac90-b48b3f9775fa/download/mbss-data-march-2021.xlsx