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ERA5 derived time series of European country-aggregate electricity demand, wind power generation and solar power generation

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The ERA5 reanalysis data (1979-2018) has been used to calculate the three-hourly country aggregated wind and solar power generation for 28 European countries based on a distribution of wind and solar farms which is considered to be representative of the current situation (2017). In addition a corresponding daily time series of nationally aggregated electricity demand is provided. The datasets have been produced to investigate the inter-annual variability of the three weather-dependent power system components.

** Issues with the timestamps in the 3-hourly wind and solar power in this dataset were identified, and a corrected version is available at **

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Bloomfield, Hannah ORCID logoORCID:, Brayshaw, David and Charlton-Perez, Andrew ORCID logoORCID:
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 Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > NCAS
Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: electricity demand, wind power generation, solar power generation

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