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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2259–2274, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2259-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2259–2274, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2259-2021

Data description paper 26 May 2021

Data description paper | 26 May 2021

Sub-seasonal forecasts of demand and wind power and solar power generation for 28 European countries

Hannah C. Bloomfield et al.

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Energy systems are becoming more exposed to weather as more renewable generation is built. This means access to high-quality weather forecasts is becoming more important. This paper showcases past forecasts of electricity demand and wind power and solar power generation across 28 European countries. The timescale of interest is from 5 d out to 1 month ahead. This paper highlights the recent improvements in forecast skill and hopes to promote collaboration in the energy–meteorology community.