University of Reading Research Data Archive

An hourly time series of GB-aggregated wind power generation from 1980-2013, based on a future distribution of wind farms with a high level of offshore capacity.

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MERRA reanalysis data (>34 years available) have been used to estimate the hourly aggregated wind power generation for Great Britain based on a distribution of wind farms which is considered to be representative of a future scenario with a high penetration of offshore capacity. The file details the GB-total hourly capacity factor from 1980 to 2013 inclusive. The data have been produced to understand the long term variability of the wind generation with high levels of capacity and the possible implications for UK power system.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Drew, Daniel, Brayshaw, David, Barlow, Janet and Coker, Phil
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2016
Data last accessed: 4 March 2024
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Organisational units: Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: wind power, offshore, energy, renewables


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