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Great Britain's hourly natural gas demand at a local level (distribution level) from 2017-01 to 2018-03

I.A.G. Wilson

An hourly local natural gas demand dataset created for the UK Energy Research Centre's Phase 3 FlexiNET project.

A briefing note using part of the data can be found -

The dataset has been aggregated from the hourly operational demand data from Great Britain's four Gas Distribution Network companies (GDNs) and provides an empirical record rather than modelled data.

Columns ['utc_index', 'utc_aware', 'utcdiff', 'localtime_aware', 'localtime_naive_text', 'localtimediff', 'gb_demand_kWh_cleaned']

Column descriptions:

utc_index: datetime in utc

utc_aware: datetime in utc timezone aware

utcdiff: difference between subsequent values for utc_aware column (as check step value - should only be 0 days 01:00:00.000000000)

localtime_aware: London local time

localtime_naive_text: London local time as text

localtimediff: difference between subsequent values for localtime_aware column (as check step value - should have one value per year of 02:00 hours for clock forward in March to British Summer Time, 00:00 for clock backward in October, and 01:00 for all other values)

gb_demand_kWh_cleaned: the aggregate demand for natural gas through the local gas networks in kWh over the hour

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