This notebook is part of the project Open Power System Data. Open Power System Data develops a platform for free and open data for electricity system modeling. We collect, check, process, document, and provide data that are publicly available but currently inconvenient to use. More info on Open Power System Data:
This file is a Jupyter Notebook. A Jupyter Notebook is a file that combines executable programming code with visualizations and comments in markdown format, allowing for an intuitive documentation of the code. We use Jupyter Notebooks for combined coding and documentation. We use Python 3 as programming language. All Notebooks are stored on GitHub, a platform for software development, and are publicly available. More information on our IT-concept can be found here. See also our step-by-step manual how to use the dataplatform.
This notebook processes data on conventional power plants for Germany as well as other selected European countries. The data includes individual power plants with their technical characteristics. These include installed capacity, main energy source, type of technology, CHP capability, and geographical information. The geographical scope is primarily on Germany and its neighboring countries. It will be extended to other European countries if power plant information are publicly available.
We use as publicly available data sources, which includes national statistical offices, ministries, regulatory authorities, transmission system operators, as well as other associations. All data sources are listed in the datapackage.json file including their link.
Beside the listed publicly available sources, additional, but decentralized, information on individual power plants are available (e.g. on operator's webpages). We therefore aim to continuosly extend the lists by these information. Moreover, the list will be extended by other European countries, some are already included in the script, but not yet finalized.
The following standardized notation is used in this datapackage for energy sources, technology type:
|Original Name in BNetzA-List||model output||Full name|
|Pumpspeicher||pumped_storage||Pumped Storage (Water)|
|Mineralölprodukte||oil||Mineral oil products|
|Laufwasser||hydro||Water (run of river)|
|Sonstige Energieträger (nicht erneuerbar)||other_non_renewable||Other Fuels (not renewable)|
|Speicherwasser (ohne Pumpspeicher)||reservoir||Reservoir|
|Unbekannter Energieträger (nicht erneuerbar)||unknown_non_renewable||Unknown (not renewable)|
|Mehrere Energieträger (nicht erneuerbar)||multiple_non_renewable||Multiple (not renewable)|
|Windenergie (Onshore-Anlage)||wind_onshore||Onshore wind|
|Windenergie (Offshore-Anlage)||wind_offshore||Offshore Wind|
|Solare Strahlungsenergie||solar||Solar energy|
|CHP Type abbreviation||Full name|
|CHP||Combined heat and power|
|IPP||Industrial power plant|
This notebook as well as all other documents in this repository is published under the MIT License.