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A journal paper published in Energy Strategy Reviews details the method to create the data.
2023-03-15: Version 8.0.1 is a major rewrite with column names that now include the units and the data type. Also, pumped storage has charging values included from 2012, i.e., the negative values when pumped storage is being charged, as well as the positive values when it was discharging (which were available previously). The raw version of the data (rather than cleaned) has been dropped for the time being.
2023-01-06: Version 7.0.0 was created. Now includes data for the Eleclink interconnector from Great Britain to France through the Channel Tunnel (https://www.eleclink.co.uk/index.php). This supersedes previous versions - as the Eleclink data is now included for historical data (including in the ESPENI total).
2021-09-09: Version 6.0.0 was created. Now includes data for the North Sea Link (NSL) interconnector from Great Britain to Norway (https://www.northsealink.com). The previous version (5.0.4) should not be used - as there was an error with interconnector data having a static value over the summer 2021.
2021-05-05: Version 5.0.0 was created. Datetimes now in ISO 8601 format (with capital letter 'T' between the date and time) rather than previously with a space (to RFC 3339 format) and with an offset to identify both UTC and localtime. MW values now all saved as integers rather than floats. Elexon data as always from www.elexonportal.co.uk/fuelhh, National Grid data from https://data.nationalgrideso.com/demand/historic-demand-data Raw data now added again for comparison of pre and post cleaning - to allow for training of additional cleaning methods. If using Microsoft Excel, the T between the date and time can be removed using the =SUBSTITUTE() command - and substitute "T" for a space " "
2021-03-02: Version 4.0.0 was created. Due to a new interconnecter (IFA2 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IFA-2) being commissioned in Q1 2021, there is an additional column with data from National Grid - this is called 'POWER_NGEM_IFA2_FLOW_MW' in the espeni dataset. In addition, National Grid has dropped the column name 'FRENCH_FLOW' that used to provide the value for the column 'POWER_NGEM_FRENCH_FLOW_MW' in previous espeni versions. However, this has been changed to 'IFA_FLOW' in National Grid's original data, which is now called 'POWER_NGEM_IFA_FLOW_MW' in the espeni dataset. Lastly, the IO14 columns have all been dropped by National Grid - and potentially unlikely to appear again in future.
2020-12-02: Version 3.0.0 was created. There was a problem with earlier versions local time format - where the +01:00 value was not carried through into the data properly. Now addressed - therefore - local time now has the format e.g. 2020-03-31 20:00:00+01:00 when in British Summer Time.
2020-10-03: Version 2.0.0 was created as it looks like National Grid has had a significant change to the methodology underpinning the embedded wind calculations. The wind profile seems similar to previous values, but with an increasing value in comparison to the value published in earlier the greater the embedded value is. The 'new' values are from https://data.nationalgrideso.com/demand/daily-demand-update from 2013.
Previously: raw and cleaned datasets for Great Britain's publicly available electrical data from Elexon (www.elexonportal.co.uk) and National Grid (https://demandforecast.nationalgrid.com/efs_demand_forecast/faces/DataExplorer). Updated versions with more recent data will be uploaded with a differing version number and doi
All data is released in accordance with Elexon's disclaimer and reservation of rights.
This disclaimer is also felt to cover the data from National Grid, and the parsed data from the Energy Informatics Group at the University of Birmingham.