University of Reading Research Data Archive

MERRA derived hourly time series of GB-aggregated wind power, solar power and demand

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MERRA reanalysis data (1980-2015) have been used to estimate the hourly aggregated wind and solar power generation for Great Britain based on a distribution of wind and solar farms which is considered to be representative of the current situation (June 2017). In addition a corresponding hourly time series of nationally aggregated (for Great Britain) electricity demand has been determined. The data have been produced to understand the long term variability of the renewable generation and the possible implications for UK power system.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Drew, Daniel, Bloomfield, Hannah ORCID logoORCID:, Coker, Phil, Barlow, Janet and Brayshaw, David
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2019
Data last accessed: 18 April 2024
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Organisational units: Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Energy Research
Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > NCAS
Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: renewable, demand, wind, solar, electricity, reanalysis
Data Availability: OPEN


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