The Day Ahead Auction in the UK is a daily auction with physical delivery the following day (d+1). Gate closure is 12:00 CET and results are published 12:42 CET.
We also offer a daily test auction with gate closure time 15:00 CET with delivery day the following day. Results are usually published within an hour.
To get started, please follow these steps:
- Make sure your user is enabled for the auction (contact Support if you need access)
- Visit the platform following one of the links in the bottom of this page
- Insert your username and password to log in (click here for log in help)
- Start sending in orders (click here for the User Guide)
We currently offer curve orders, block orders and exclusive group orders submitted directly in our web platform or uploaded via Excel sheets.
- Curve orders (also known as hourly orders) is described here. One curve order is permitted in each area per portfolio.
- Block orders is described here. The platform supports normal block orders, profile blocks and linked blocks. 100 block orders is permitted in each area per portfolio.
- Exclusive group orders are described here. 5 Exclusive group orders are permitted in each area per portfolio (up to 24 blocks per group).
A JSON API is available for the Day Ahead UK Auction. Documentation can be found here.
User guide can be accessed here: https://support.nordpoolgroup.com/a/solutions/categories/8000052565/folders/8000089068