Onshore wind generation time series for technology SP335 HH200 at resource grade A (PECD 2021 update)
This data (csv file) provides simulated hourly time series of onshore wind generation with specific power (SP) 335 W/m2 turbines at hub height (HH) of 200 m for the regions shown in the attached map. The analysed wind power plants are sited at the best 10 % of locations in each region, i.e., in resource grade (RG) A. The map shows the resulting capacity factors (annual mean). The Excel file gives a rough indication if this wind technology is suitable for the different regions for this RG or not.
The available land considers all onshore land area of a region, except lakes, cities, and very high elevation locations. The possible impact of any existing onshore wind installations in the region is not considered. Wake losses are modeled, with additional 5 % of other losses and unavailability considered.
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 (1st link) describes the simulation methodology (combination of ERA5 and GWA data is used). It is requested that the paper is cited when the data are used. The linked related journal paper (2nd link) describes the concept of resource grades and how they can be applied in energy system analyses. 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
DateStart date: 1982-01-01 Stop date: 2019-12-31
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