Not all data dependencies are shipped with the git repository,
since git is not suited for handling large changing files.
Instead we provide separate data bundles which can be obtained
The data bundle (1.4 GB) contains common GIS datasets like NUTS3 shapes, EEZ shapes, CORINE Landcover, Natura 2000 and also electricity specific summary statistics like historic per country yearly totals of hydro generation, GDP and POP on NUTS3 levels and per-country load time-series.
This rule downloads the data bundle from zenodo and extracts it in the
data sub-directory, such that all files of the bundle are stored in the
data/bundle: input data collected from various sources
Cutouts are spatio-temporal subsets of the European weather data from the ECMWF ERA5 reanalysis dataset and the CMSAF SARAH-2 solar surface radiation dataset for the year 2013.
They have been prepared by and are for use with the atlite tool. You can either generate them yourself using the
build_cutouts rule or retrieve them directly from zenodo through the rule
The Tutorial: Electricity-Only uses a smaller cutout than required for the full model (30 MB), which is also automatically downloaded.
tutorial: enable: build_cutout:
This rule, as a substitute for
build_natura_raster, downloads an already rasterized version (natura.tiff) of Natura 2000 natural protection areas to reduce computation times. The file is placed into the
resources/natura.tiff: Rasterized version of Natura 2000 natural protection areas to reduce computation times.
For details see
This rule downloads hourly electric load data for each country from the OPSD platform.
This rule downloads techno-economic assumptions from the technology-data repository.
enable: retrieve_cost_data: costs: year: version:
Documentation of the configuration file
This rule downloads data on global shipping traffic density from the World Bank Data Catalogue.
In addition to the databundle required for electricity-only studies, another databundle is required for modelling sector-coupled systems. The size of this data bundle is around 640 MB.