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2 Day Ahead Demand Forecast

  • 2 Day Ahead Demand Forecast

    This is our 2 days ahead national demand forecast, updated daily. National Demand is the Great Britain generation requirement and is the sum of metered generation based on National Grid ESO’s operational generation metering, but excludes generation required to meet station load, pump storage pumping and interconnector exports.

Table Information

DAYSAHEAD

Title Two Day Ahead Demand Forecast
Type integer
Description Unique number describing what day the demand forecast is for i .e. "2" for 2 Day Ahead forecast. 
Comment
Example
Unit 1

TARGETDATE

Title Forecast Date
Type date
Description The date the demand forecast is for i.e. D+2 for 2 Day Ahead. 
Comment
Example 20200325
Unit

FORECASTDEMAND

Title Demand Forecast
Type integer
Description National 2 day ahead demand forecast values. 
Comment
Example 24146
Unit MW

CARDINALPOINT

Title Cardinal Point (CP)
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 DP
Unit

CP_TYPE

Title Cardinal Point (CP) Type
Type string
Description Fixed, Trough, Peak  , Cardinal point (CP) can either be Fixed i.e occur at a fix time during the day, Trough i.e. minimum demands during the day or Peak i.e maximum demands during the day. 
Comment
Example P
Unit

CP_ST_TIME

Title Cardinal Point (CP) Standard Time
Type time
Description Time UTC , the time when a particular cardinal point (CP) starts during the day. 
Comment
Example 1700
Unit

CP_END_TIME

Title Cardinal Point (CP) End Time
Type time
Description Time UTC  , The time when a particular cardinal point (CP) ends during the day. 
Comment
Example
Unit 1930

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 C
Unit