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Existing onshore wind generation time series (PECD 2021 update)

This data (csv file) provides simulated hourly time series of existing onshore wind generation for the regions shown in the attached maps. Only regions with more than 5 wind power plants are simulated (otherwise the data are NaN). The maps show, respectively: capacity factors (annual mean), hub heights (weighted mean), specific powers (weighted mean), commissioning years of the fleets (weighted mean) and installed capacities (sum - note that some regions have higher than 6 GW of installations; due to readabiilty of the figure, above 6 GW are drawn with the same colour).

The time stamps are in GMT; the variable (column) names relate to the region names shown in the maps. The data include also country-level aggregations, e.g., UK00 is the aggregated onshore wind generation of all the UK regions (weighted by regional installed capacities).

The data are part of the variable renewable energy generation time series created for ENTSO-E in the 2021 update of the Pan-European Climate Database (PECD) dataset. ENTSO-E has used the data in ERAA 2021 and Winter Outlook 2021-2022 assessments, and they are used in TYNDP 2022. The simulations are carried out by DTU Wind Energy, with the future technology selection and data validation discussed and agreed with ENTSO-E and its members.

The linked journal paper describes the simulation methodology (combination of ERA5 and GWA data is used) and provides country-level validation results. Please note that compared to the paper, the provided data include some adjustments based on the feedback from ENTSO-E and its members. It is requested that the paper is cited when the data are used.

This item is part of a larger collection of wind and solar data: https://doi.org/10.11583/DTU.c.5939581


PECD 2021 update project for ENTSO-E


Related publications (DOI or link to DTU Orbit, DTU Findit)


Start date: 1982-01-01 Stop date: 2019-12-31


  • Other
  • Wind power plant;>Other


  • Meteorological;>Mesoscale
  • Other
  • Electrical;>Other


  • Modeling

External conditions

  • Location;>Onshore;>Other

Data category

  • Meteorological data
  • Wind farm data
  • Other data

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