Obligatory Reactive Power Service (ORPS)

The obligatory reactive power service (ORPS) is the provision of varying reactive power output. At any given output generators may be requested to produce or absorb reactive power to help manage system voltages close to its point of connection. All generators covered by the requirements of the Grid Code are required to have the capability to provide reactive power. Provided here is data on utilisation (in MVARh) of this service per balancing mechanism unit and per month.

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Reactive Utilisation Data - Apr-2020 - May- 2024 CSV 1 week ago Download (CSV) view
Reactive Default Payment Rate - July- 2024 PDF 3 weeks ago Download (PDF) view
Historic Reactive Utilisation Data - Apr-2013 - March 2020 CSV 1 year ago Download (CSV) view
Obligatory Reactive Power Guide PDF 1 year ago Download (PDF) view
Reactive Utilisation-Nov-2021 XLSX 1 year ago Download (XLSX) view

Additional Information

Field Value
Creator National Grid Electricity System Operator
Date Created December 10, 2019 at 3:54 PM (UTC+00:00)
Source National Grid Electricity System Operator
Rights National Grid ESO Open Data Licence
Update Frequency Monthly

cURL integration


# Get a list of dataset's resources

curl -L -s https://api.nationalgrideso.com/api/3/action/datapackage_show?id=obligatory-reactive-power-service-orps-utilisation | grep path

# Get resources

curl -L https://api.nationalgrideso.com/dataset/7e142b03-8650-4f46-8420-7ce1e84e1e5b/resource/a61c6c26-62ec-41e1-ae25-ed95f4562274/download/reactive-utilisation-data-apr-2020-may-2024.csv

curl -L https://api.nationalgrideso.com/dataset/7e142b03-8650-4f46-8420-7ce1e84e1e5b/resource/e2e6f74c-ebca-48b3-b2ae-e4652d296dca/download/reactive-default-payment-rate-july-2024.pdf

curl -L https://api.nationalgrideso.com/dataset/7e142b03-8650-4f46-8420-7ce1e84e1e5b/resource/3ee65326-3729-421d-b667-b2164501e4a5/download/reactive-historical-data-apr-2013-to-mar-2020.csv

curl -L https://api.nationalgrideso.com/dataset/7e142b03-8650-4f46-8420-7ce1e84e1e5b/resource/0a74a789-d9fc-46cc-9554-e4e04c1e8014/download/obligatory-reactive-power-guide.pdf

curl -L https://api.nationalgrideso.com/dataset/7e142b03-8650-4f46-8420-7ce1e84e1e5b/resource/d91e4fd2-1f27-4d0b-8473-b4b19af7f3dc/download/reactive-utilisation-nov-2021.xlsx

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