DATASET

Power system flexibility in a variable climate

Collection: WEFE : Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus 

Description

Datasets for the report “Power system flexibility in a variable climate”

Contact

Email
matteo.de-felice (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2020): Power system flexibility in a variable climate. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/221c6cf4-98c0-4793-8e3a-78820377387f

Keywords

climate variability power system model

Data access

Dispa-SET Output files
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  • This dataset contains both the raw GDX files generated by the GAMS () optimiser for the Dispa-SET model. Details on the output format and the names of the variables can be found in the Dispa-SET documentation

Source code for the figures in the report
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  • This repository contains the R source code and the PNGs for all the figures included in the report

Input files for Dispa-SET
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  • Here you can find the input files needed to reproduce the results of the report

Publications

Publication
Power system flexibility in a variable climate
De Felice, M., Busch, S., Kanellopoulos, K., Kavvadias, K. and Hidalgo Gonzalez, I., Power system flexibility in a variable climate, EUR 30184 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-92-76-18183-5 (online), doi:10.2760/75312 (online), JRC120338.
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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  • Abstract

    Our report “Power system flexibility in a variable climate” assesses the impact of the annual variation of meteorological factors – the climate variability – on the operations of the power systems in 34 European countries that jointly constitute the interconnected European electricity systems. It covers important aspects such as CO2 emissions and use of freshwater for cooling of power plants, and estimates their sensitivity to the changing climatic conditions. Changing weather conditions affect the operation of the European power systems. The output of renewable energy sources fluctuates depending on the availability of wind, cloud cover, or water levels in reservoirs, while the output of dispatchable generators, such as gas turbines, must be adapted accordingly to ensure that supply and demand are balanced at all times. The link between meteorology and power systems also manifests itself through other aspects such as the demand for electricity, affecting the operation of power markets, and thus power prices, emissions, and use of resources (fuels, fresh water etc). Today more than 40% of the European electricity generation capacity is heavily dependent on climatic factors. This dependence is expected to increase in the future as Europe is transitioning to a carbon-neutral economy by mid-century.

Geographic areas

Europe

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2020-04-30
Modified date
2020-04-30
Issued date
2020-04-30
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Energy
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/221c6cf4-98c0-4793-8e3a-78820377387f
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