The International Energy Agencye (IE) has announced the release of the IEA and CMCC Weather for Energy Tracker, a new free platform showcasing weather-related data useful to understand, analyse and model the energy sector, from generation to use across sectors. Data is available both at the grid and country level, with a daily and monthly resolution from 2000 to the latest available month and includes monthly climatologies and anomalies.
Given the strong interlinkage of energy generation and demand with weather variables, having reliable, consistent and easily accessible data for an expanded portfolio of indicators derived from weather variables, e.g., temperatures, degree days, solar radiation, precipitation… is becoming more and more important. We strongly believe that this product will help statisticians, researchers, modellers and analysts around the world, as well as a broader audience interested in the energy sector.
The Tracker includes:
- Interactive map. Users can select and download the piece of data they are interested in to analyse through the selection box: https://www.iea.org/articles/weather-for-energy-tracker.
- Data repository with NetCDF data available for download: http://weatherforenergydata.iea.org.
- Interactive excel file, the Weather for energy – Highlights, condensing selected information in an user-friendly manner: https://iea.blob.core.windows.net/assets/eded7809-aaee-4363-bd82-2dca01a6737d/Weatherforenergytracker-highlights.xlsb.
For more details on sources, variable definitions and methodologies, please refer to the relevant sections of the user guide.
The database contains modified Copernicus Climate Change Service information (2020) and it is licensed through Creative Commons.