How is information organised on the Wallonia Dynamic Map?


On the first part of the page, live information is displayed on:

·         A map of Wallonia, where the production is shown per municipality in a choropleth map. The darkness of the municipality every hour/month represents the amount of renewable energy produced. When offshore wind is selected, it is represented by the icon on the left of the map. The colour of the map varies depending on the renewable energy source selected: it is yellow for solar, dark blue for onshore wind (on land) and light blue for offshore wind. When both solar and wind are selected, the combined production is displayed as green on the map.

·         A bullet chart, that shows the demand of Wallonia for each hour/month and the production from the selected energy sources for the same time as two superposed bars. The percentage of the demand that is covered by the selected renewable energy source is also displayed.

·         A time plot showing the production from the selected renewable energy sources over the day/year. When the ‘daily' mode is selected and depending on the time when the website is accessed, a part of the graph may show actual production (in a darker shade) and the other part forecasted production for the rest of the day (in a lighter shade). The legend of this graph appears when the cursor is moved to the button ‘Legend' that is placed just below the time plot.

On the bottom part of the webpage, three boxes appear with relevant indicators that show (depending on the selected energy sources):

·         ‘Renewable energy production' on the selected day/month, including:

o   Total production in the running day/month (either actual or forecasted production). If only solar energy is selected, the amount that corresponds to residential and industrial production is differentiated.

o   Percentage of the total demand over the day/month that is covered with the above production

o   Peak production on the day/month relative to the demand.

o   Number of electric vehicles that could be charged with the total production.

o   Avoided CO2 emissions thanks to the production from renewable energy.

·         ‘Renewable energy per province' for the selected date/month. For all the provinces in Wallonia, both the renewable energy production and the equivalent number of families whose consumption could be covered with this production are displayed on a table.

·         ‘Records of renewable energy production related to the demand since 2015'. Two different records are displayed:

o   The peak in renewable energy production per day, i.e. the day with maximum renewable energy generation (with respect to the demand) since 2015.

o   The hourly peak in renewable energy production, i.e. the hour with the maximum production (with respect to the demand) since 2015.