Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app

Monitoring your capacities is essential to making informed decisions on how best to utilize your Premium capacity resources. The Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app provides the most in-depth information into how your capacities are performing.

Screenshot of the Power BI Premium capacity health center.

This article describes how to install the app and connect to data sources. For information about the contents of the report and how to use it, see Use the Premium metrics app, and the Premium Capacity Metrics app blog post.

After you've installed the app and connected to the data sources, you can customize the report according to your needs. You can then distribute it to colleagues in your organization.


Installing template apps requires permissions. Contact your Power BI admin if you find you don't have sufficient permissions.

Install the app

  1. Go to the Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app on the AppSource page: Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics template app

  2. Select Get It Now.

    Screenshot of the Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics App get it now page.

  3. Select Install.

    Screenshot of the install dialog, install is highlighted.


    If you've installed the app previously, you'll be asked whether you want to overwrite that installation or install to another workspace.

    After the app has installed, it appears on your Apps page.

    Screenshot of the Power BI apps page, the Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app is highlighted.

Connect to data sources

  1. Select Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics on your Apps page.

  2. The app opens, showing sample data. Select the Connect your data link on the banner at the top of the page.

    Screenshot of the Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app banner with the connect your data link highlighted.

  3. In the dialog box that appears, set the UTC offset, that is, the difference in hours between Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time in your location. Select Next.

    Screenshot of the connect dialog with UTC offset, UTC input and next are highlighted. Note: The format for half hours should be decimal (for example, 5.5, 2.5, etc.).

  4. In the next dialog that appears, you don't have to do anything. Just select Sign in and connect.

    Screenshot of the authentication dialog with sign-in and connect highlighted.

  5. At the Microsoft Pick an account dialog, select an account to sign in to Power BI.

    Screenshot of the Microsoft pick an account dialog.

    After you're signed in, the report connects to the data sources and is populated with up-to-date data. During this time, the activity monitor turns.

    Screenshot of the banner showing refresh is in progress highlighted.

    Your report data will automatically refresh once a day, unless you disabled this setting during the sign-in process. You can also set up your own refresh schedule to keep the report data up to date if you so desire.

Customize and share

To start customizing the app, click the pencil icon in the upper right corner.

Screenshot of a Power BI window showing the pencil icon.

For more information, see Customize and share the app.

Next steps