Release: H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base (data not included in press release)
Series is calculated using data from the H.3 release as Total reserve balances maintained (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RESBALNSW) less Reserve balance requirements (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RESBALREQW).
Effective February 2, 1984, reserve computation and maintenance periods have been changed from weekly to bi-weekly. Series with data prior to February 2, 1984 have different values reported from one week to the next. After February 2, 1984, the value repeats for 2 consecutive weeks.
Please note though that this historical concept of "excess reserves" no longer has the same meaning following phase two of the simplification of reserves administration. https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-8562
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Excess Reserves of Depository Institutions [EXCSRESNW], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/EXCSRESNW, January 20, 2018.