Day Ahead Wind BMU Forecast

This resource contains the BMU-level day ahead wind forecasts for all the windfarms which are used to produce ESO's national day ahead wind forecast. This is not a complete list of BMU's within ESO systems and excludes license exempt windfarms.

The regions used in this resource are defined using the ITL 1 regions for England alongside the DNO Licence areas for Wales and Scotland extended to their national borders. Offshore wind regions use the IHO Sea Areas split by which land area their connection to the mainland is in.

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Table Information

Datetime

Title Datetime
Type datetime
Description Datetime for which the forecast is made.
Comment
Example 2021-02-22T00:00:00
Unit ISO 8601 (UTC)

Date

Title Date
Type date
Description Date for which the forecast is made.
Comment
Example 2021-02-22
Unit

Settlement_Period

Title Settlement Period
Type integer
Description The settlement period for which the forecast is for
Comment Settlement period 1 represents the half hour ending 00:30 UK Time with settlement periods occurring at 30 minute intervals.
Example 12
Unit

Generator_Name

Title Generator Name
Type string
Description The shortened name of the wind farm the forecast has been made for.
Comment
Example ABRBO-1
Unit

Generator_Full_Name

Title Generator Full Name
Type string
Description The full name of the wind farm the forecast has been made for.
Comment
Example Aberdeen Bay
Unit

Region

Title Region
Type string
Description The region of the UK the windfarm is situated within
Comment The regions used in this resource are defined using the ITL 1 regions for England alongside the DNO Licence areas for Wales and Scotland extended to their national borders. Offshore wind regions use the IHO Sea Areas split by which land area their connection to the mainland is in.
Example NORTH SEA - NORTH SCOTLAND
Unit

Capacity

Title Capacity
Type number
Description This is the operational wind capacity of the windfarm that is connected to the National Grid Transmission Network
Comment
Example 95
Unit MW

Wind_Forecast

Title Wind Forecast
Type number
Description Wind forecast for each half hourly settlement period
Comment Wind forecast for each half hourly settlement period for each windfarm
Example 78.7018375
Unit MW