Elspot Prices

Day ahead spotprices in DK and neighboring countries

In Nord Pool Spot market players can buy and sell electricity for delivery the following day in their own area - Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark or Germany. The day-ahead prices indicate the balance between supply and demand.


Hour UTC

Description

A date and time (interval), shown in UTC time zone, where the values are valid. 00:00 o\u2019clock is the first hour of a given day interval 00:00 - 00:59 and 01:00 covers the second hour (interval) of the day and so forth. Please note: The naming is based on the length of the interval of the finest grain of the resolution.

Comment

Please note that the format shown in the example applies to data download as JSON, XML or fetched through the API and is in accordance with the ISO 8601 standard. The format is slightly different when it is shown on screen or downloaded manually as CSV or XLSX. This is mainly due to readability and consideration for Excel users.

In preview (in the GUI) all timestamps are shown as (display convention) YYYY-MM-DD hh:mmZ e.g. 2017-07-14 08:00Z. The Z will remind viewers that this is UTC.

In download (CSV and XLSX) the date time are exported as YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm e.g. 2017-07-14 08:00. That is without the \u201cT\u201d and the \u201cZ\u201d and the seconds. Excel will recognize it as date-time. The user must remember the convention about time zones.

In download (JSON and XML) the full format is used YYYY-MM-DDThh:mmZ e.g. 2017-07-14T08:00Z.

Name

HourUTC

Type

datetime

Unit
Size

17

Example

2017-07-14T08:00Z

Format
Property constraint
Validation rules

Always full hours, i.e. minutes are 00

Hour DK

Description

A date and time (interval), shown in Danish time zone, where the values are valid. 00:00 o\u2019clock is the first hour of a given day, interval 00:00 - 00:59, and 01:00 covers the second hour period (interval) of the day and so forth.

Comment

On one normal day there will be 24 intervals.

When daylight saving times shifts there will be either 23 or 25 intervals.

Please note that the format shown in the example applies to data download as JSON, XML or fetched through the API and is in accordance with the ISO 8601 standard. The format is slightly different when it is shown on screen or downloaded manually as CSV or XLSX. This is mainly due to readability and consideration for Excel users.

In preview (in the GUI) all timestamps are shown as (display convention) YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm e.g. 2017-07-14 08:00. Please note that is no time zone indicator, showning that this is local (Danish) time.

In download (CSV and XLSX) the date time are exported as YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm e.g. 2017-07-14 08:00. That is without the \u201cT\u201d and the seconds. Excel will recognize it as date-time. The user must remember that this is local (Danish) time.

In download (JSON and XML) the format used is YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm e.g. 2017-07-14T08:00.

Name

HourDK

Type

datetime

Unit
Size

17

Example

2017-07-14T08:00

Format
Property constraint
Validation rules

Always full hours, i.e. minutes are 00

Price area

Description

Same as bidding zone. Denmark is divided in two price areas, or bidding zones, divided by the Great Belt. DK1 is west of the Great Belt and DK2 is east of the Great Belt.

Comment

If price area is \u201cDK\u201d, the data covers all Denmark.

Name

PriceArea

Type

string

Unit
Size

3

Example

DK1

Format

DK1 | DK2

Property constraint
Validation rules

DK1 or DK2

Spot price (DKK)

Description

Day ahead Spot Price in the price area

Comment

The day-ahead prices indicate the balance between supply and demand.

Name

SpotPriceDKK

Type

number

Unit

DKK per MWh

Size

9.2

Example

543,45

Format

([0-9]*[,])[0-9][0-9]

Property constraint
Validation rules

Spot price (EUR)

Description

Day ahead Spot Price in the price area

Comment

The day-ahead prices indicate the balance between supply and demand.

Name

SpotPriceEUR

Type

number

Unit

EUR per MWh

Size

9.2

Example

543,45

Format

([0-9]*[,])[0-9][0-9]

Property constraint
Validation rules