The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory located in Golden, Colorado. As part of the PERFORM project, NREL has produced a set of time-coincident load, wind, and solar generation profiles, including actual and forecasted timeseries data. Both actuals and forecasts are provided with high temporal and spatial fidelity, and the forecast data includes both deterministic and probabilistic forecasts. The datasets are provided for four U.S. Independent System Operator territories: ERCOT, NYISO, MISO, and SPP. Data for ERCOT is available for 2017-2018, whereas data for the other three operators is available for 2018-2019. Wind and solar generation profiles are provided for both existing sites and for projected buildouts based on proposed projection in the interconnection queue for each System Operator.
The NREL datasets produced for the PERFORM project are intended to provide researchers with access to realistic load, wind, and solar forecast data at high resolution. In providing probabilistic forecasts, the NREL datasets aim to inform the development of next-generation stochastic dispatch and planning models. Through its inclusion of profiles for potential future
wind and solar buildouts, the dataset will also enable power system modelers to understand and plan for the implications of high renewable systems.
Link to dataset: https://data.openei.org/submissions/5772