Imbalance Volumes data from the Trading Operations Report

Glossary

The page below details highlighted Imbalance Volumes data from the previous month. This data is acquired from BSC Agents and inputted to the Trading Operation Monitoring Analysis System (TOMAS) database.

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Daily Party Imbalance Volumes

This chart shows the daily totals of energy bought from the system (at System Buy Price) by Parties who were “Short”, and the energy sold to the system (at System Sell Price) by Parties who were “Long”. It also shows the average Noon- Effective Temperature to highlight any potential correlation with market conditions and imbalance volumes throughout the period.

Highlights

Parties daily long Imbalance volumes were 20,265MWh on 7 March 2020, the lowest since 18 October 2020 (29,113MWh). Parties short Imbalance Volumes were also low on 7 March 2020, totalling to 28,051MWh; the lowest since 12 September 2020.

Gross Monthly Party Imbalance Volume and Percentage of Total Demand

This chart plots the monthly gross Party Imbalance Volumes. A second plot shows Party Energy Imbalance Volumes as a percentage of total demand. The chart uses latest run type data.

Highlights

Gross Monthly Party Imbalance Volumes increased by 348GWh from January 2021 to February 2021. In comparison to February 2020 (2,344GWh), the Gross Monthly Party Imbalance Volumes remains higher by 9%.

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