Historic data of the national electricity system transitions in Europe in 1990-2019 for retrospective evaluation of models

Data Brief. 2022 Jul 11;43:108459. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2022.108459. eCollection 2022 Aug.


This data package enables empirical analysis of national electricity system transitions and retrospective evaluation of electricity system models in 1990-2019 in 31 European countries, including the EU27, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and the United Kingdom. The data package covers two types of content. Firstly, we provide an annotated list of 528 original data sources and references relevant for retrospective electricity system modeling with emphasis on open-access sources. Secondly, we provide 1359 processed data files in a format that is suitable as input to electricity system models. Four types of data files are included for each country: (i) a country file documenting national electricity demand and economic data, (ii) technology files describing techno-economic data for each major generation technology in the country’s electricity mix, (iii) resource files describing prices and CO2 emissions for each generation fuel or input resource, and (iv) load profiles describing 24 h national load curves for each available year. We provide these data files as comma-separated files to enable their wider reuse for retrospective evaluation of models as well as for empirical analyses of the European electricity system transitions.

PMID:35864880 | PMC:PMC9294646 | DOI:10.1016/j.dib.2022.108459


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