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Historic Day Ahead Demand Forecasts

Table Information

DAYSAHEAD

Title Days Ahead
Type integer
Description Number of days in advance the forecast was produced
Comment
Example 1
Unit Days

TARGETDATE

Title Target Date
Type date
Description The date the demand forecast is for
Comment
Example 2021-04-24T00:00:00Z
Unit

FORECASTDEMAND

Title Forecast Demand
Type integer
Description National day ahead demand forecast values. 
Comment
Example 25269
Unit MW

CARDINALPOINT

Title Cardinal Point
Type string
Description Electricity demand fluctuates during a day depending on how much energy people, businesses and industries are using at that moment in time. As this electricity demand goes up and down we get characteristic peaks and troughs, with some of these peaks and troughs appearing every single day at similar times. These we call cardinal points and are the points during the day that we forecast demand for.
Comment
Example 2A
Unit

CP_TYPE

Title Cardinal Point Type
Type string
Description Fixed, Trough or Peak. Cardinal points (CPs) can either be fixed (occur at a fixed time), trough (minimum demands during a set period of the day) or peak(maximum demands during a set period of the day). These are represented throught the first letter of the point type (F,T or P)
Comment
Example P
Unit

CP_ST_TIME

Title Cardinal Point Start Time
Type time
Description The time when a particular cardinal point (CP) starts during the day. This is given relative to the timezone in effect in the UK at the forecast time and date.
Comment
Example 930
Unit

CP_END_TIME

Title Cardinal Point End Time
Type time
Description The time when a particular cardinal point (CP) ends during the day. This is given relative to the timezone in effect in the UK at the forecast time and date.
Comment
Example 1030
Unit

F_Point

Title Forecasting Point
Type string
Description Forecasts of forecasting points , Publishing forecasts of forecasting points: overnight demand minimum, daytime demand maximum, daytime demand minimum and evening demand maximum.
Comment Forecasting point 1: Overnight minimum (OM): minimum national demand between half hour ending 00:30 and 07:30. Forecasting point 2: Daytime peak (DM): maximum national demand between half hour ending 08:00 and 13:00. Forecasting point 3: Daytime minimum (Dm): minimum national demand between half hour ending 13:30 and 16:30. Forecasting point 4: Evening peak (EM): maximum national demand between half hour ending 17:00 and 24:00. 
Example Om
Unit

FORECAST_TIMESTAMP

Title Forecast Timestamp
Type datetime
Description The date and time at which the forecast was made.
Comment Rarely, some forecasts had to be recovered from emails due to some overwriting of data. This means that some of our timestamps occur after the forecast was made as this is the time at which the forecasts were recovered.
Example 2018-03-28T14:57:45Z
Unit