European electricity market responds to Covid-19
Wärtsilä Energy transition lab

Impact on the European electricity market of the global pandemic – explore the Wärtsilä Energy Transition Lab

An industry first, we’ve specifically developed the Wärtsilä Energy Transition Lab as an open-data test environment for the energy industry to understand the impact of Covid-19. There is a big demand to understand how the markets are changing. Where do we need to focus? What types of capabilities should be ready when the market picks up?

This tool is updated weekly and provides detailed data on electricity generation, demand and pricing for European Union countries, combining Entso-E data in a single, easy to use platform. You can also model how systems could operate in the future with higher renewables, helping pinpoint problem areas and highlight where to focus policy and investment in the energy market.

With this platform Wärtsilä wants to help accelerate the energy transition.

Eurelectic Power Barometer 2021 Event

How can the EU power sector get Fit for 55?
The annual Eurelectric Power Barometer presents a data-centric up-to-date analysis of the European power sector’s progress towards decarbonisation in 2020 and 2021 as well as an outlook on major trends in the sector in the mid to long term.

Wärtsilä Energy Transition Lab

* The data is collected real-time from publicly available sources and Wärtsilä is not responsible for the quality of the data collected. However, we are continuously updating the platform and working on providing the most recent and accurate data.

Article collection

Wärtsilä Energy Transition Lab COVID-19 CO2 emissions scorecard
13 April 2021

The impact of the pandemic alongside the phase-out of coal in certain European markets accelerated the pace of the electricity system transition across the continent, with the share of renewables reaching levels not expected for another 10 years. Our scorecard highlights the leaders and laggards across the continent.

Ireland showing the way towards a high renewable energy future
6 August 2020

A reliable and secure system operation is a concern often associated to the grid with high share of variable renewables. However, the recent development demonstrates that the European power system is capable to cope with significantly higher percentages of renewables than expected. Ireland is an interesting country in Europe to examine, as it is an isolated system with limited interconnections and with one of the highest levels of variable renewable generation in the region – making it a challenging grid to operate.

A wind of change from Spain
30 July 2020

In late-April we witnessed a week in Spain when the electricity demand was significantly lower (-12%) compared to the same period in 2019. At the same time, renewable generation was extraordinarily high (+45%) due to favourable wind and solar conditions. This increased the daily share of renewable generation up to 65% over the whole week in question, and to around 70% for three consecutive days of 29 April – 1 May in the country.

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Live session recordings

End of inflexible generation
Live session recording
End of inflexible generation? - Coal unprofitable while flexible gas and storage make profit
Value of flexibility is recognised in Germany
Live session recording
Value of flexibility is recognised in Germany
Live session recording
Record share of renewables in the European electricity system
Live session recording
UK Energy Storage
Duration: 48 min

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