Dataset for generating synthetic residential low-voltage grids in Sweden, Germany and the UK
Journal article, 2021

Assessing grid capacity on national and local levels is important in order to formulate renewable energy targets, calculate integration costs of distributed generation (such as residential solar PV and electric vehicles). Currently, 70–96% of the residential solar PV installations in Germany and Italy are found in the low-voltage grid. Previous grid assessments have relied on grid data from individual low-voltage grids, making them limited to a few cases. This article presents synthetic low-voltage grid data from a reference network model. The reference network model generates synthetic low-voltage grids using publicly available data and national regulations and standards. In addition, the article presents data of residential solar photovoltaic hosting capacity in low-voltage grids. The datasets are high-resolution (1 × 1 km) and contains data on electricity peak demand, share of population living in apartments and important grid metrics such as transformer capacity, maximum feeder length and estimations of residential solar photovoltaic hosting capacity. Datasets on grid components are rare and the dataset can be used to assess grid impacts from other residential end-use technologies, and function as baseline for other reference network models.


Grid capacity


Reference network modeling

Residential solar PV


Elias Hartvigsson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Mikael Odenberger

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Peiyuan Chen

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Emil Nyholm

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Data in Brief

23523409 (eISSN)

Vol. 36 107005

Subject Categories


Energy Systems

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering





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