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Conventional power plants

Package version
Description List of conventional power plants in Germany and selected European countries
Notes This datapackage contains 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.
Last changes release
Countries Germany, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic
Documentation Documentation and script (view on GitHub)
Download Data package (zip)
opsd-conventional_power_plants-2016-10-27.zip (319 kB)

Individual data files (csv, xlsx)
conventional_power_plants_DE.csv (285 kB) Filter
conventional_power_plants_DE.xlsx (147 kB)
conventional_power_plants_EU.csv (149 kB) Filter
conventional_power_plants_EU.xlsx (83 kB)

Database (SQLite)
conventional_power_plants.sqlite (562 kB)
Meta data README.md
datapackage.json
Input data View original input data
Sources BNetzA Kraftwerksliste | Umweltbundesamt Datenbank Kraftwerke in Deutschland | ELIA Generation facilities (BE) | TenneT Available capacity 2015 (NL) | RTE List of production units with more than 100MW (FR) | GPI List of generation units (PL) | CEPS Available capacity (CZ) | BFE Statistik der Wasserkraftanlagen der Schweiz (CH) | BFE Nuclear Energy (CH)
Contact Clemens Gerbaulet | Friedrich Kunz
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Attribution should be given as follows: "Data provided by Open Power System Data, http://open-power-system-data.org/, Data Package Conventional power plants, version 2016-10-27. Primary data from BNetzA Kraftwerksliste, Umweltbundesamt Datenbank Kraftwerke in Deutschland, ELIA Generation facilities (BE), TenneT Available capacity 2015 (NL), RTE List of production units with more than 100MW (FR), GPI List of generation units (PL), CEPS Available capacity (CZ), BFE Statistik der Wasserkraftanlagen der Schweiz (CH), BFE Nuclear Energy (CH)"
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Field documentation

conventional power plants DE.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
id string Power plant ID based on the ID provided in the BNetzA-list.
country_code string Two-letter ISO code
company string Company name
name_bnetza string Power plant name as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
block_bnetza string Block name as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
name_uba string Power plant name according to UBA data
postcode string Postcode as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
city string City as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
street string Street as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
state string State as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
commissioned_original string Year of commissioning (raw data)
commissioned integer Year of commissioning formatted as integer, using data from BNetzA and UBA
retrofit integer Year of modernization according to UBA data
shutdown integer Year of decommissioning based on BNetzA data
status string Power plant status
fuel string Used fuel or energy source
energy_source_level_1 string Energy source level 1 according to the documentation
energy_source_level_2 string Energy source level 2 according to the documentation
energy_source_level_3 string Energy source level 3 according to the documentation
technology string Power plant technology or sort
type string Purpose of the produced power
eeg boolean Status of being entitled to a renumeration
chp boolean Status of being able to supply heat
capacity_net_bnetza number Net installed capacity based on BNetzA
capacity_gross_uba number Gross installed capacity according to UBA data
chp_capacity_uba number Heat capacity according to UBA data
merge_comment string Comment on BNetzA - UBA merge
efficiency_data number Proportion between power output and input, self researched values
efficiency_source string Source of efficiency data
efficiency_estimate number Estimated proportion between power output and input
network_node string Connection point to the electricity grid based on BNetzA data
voltage string Grid or transformation level of the network node based on BNetzA data
network_operator string Network operator of the grid or transformation level based on BNetzA data
lat number Precise geographic coordinates - latitude
lon number Precise geographic coordinates - longitude
comment string Further comments

conventional power plants DE.xlsx

Field Name Type (Format) Description
id string Power plant ID based on the ID provided in the BNetzA-list.
country_code string Two-letter ISO code
company string Company name
name_bnetza string Power plant name as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
block_bnetza string Block name as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
name_uba string Power plant name according to UBA data
postcode string Postcode as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
city string City as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
street string Street as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
state string State as specified in the BNetzA power plant list
commissioned_original string Year of commissioning (raw data)
commissioned integer Year of commissioning formatted as integer, using data from BNetzA and UBA
retrofit integer Year of modernization according to UBA data
shutdown integer Year of decommissioning based on BNetzA data
status string Power plant status
fuel string Used fuel or energy source
energy_source_level_1 string Energy source level 1 according to the documentation
energy_source_level_2 string Energy source level 2 according to the documentation
energy_source_level_3 string Energy source level 3 according to the documentation
technology string Power plant technology or sort
type string Purpose of the produced power
eeg boolean Status of being entitled to a renumeration
chp boolean Status of being able to supply heat
capacity_net_bnetza number Net installed capacity based on BNetzA
capacity_gross_uba number Gross installed capacity according to UBA data
chp_capacity_uba number Heat capacity according to UBA data
merge_comment string Comment on BNetzA - UBA merge
efficiency_data number Proportion between power output and input, self researched values
efficiency_source string Source of efficiency data
efficiency_estimate number Estimated proportion between power output and input
network_node string Connection point to the electricity grid based on BNetzA data
voltage string Grid or transformation level of the network node based on BNetzA data
network_operator string Network operator of the grid or transformation level based on BNetzA data
lat number Precise geographic coordinates - latitude
lon number Precise geographic coordinates - longitude
comment string Further comments

conventional power plants EU.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
name string Power plant name as specified in national data sources
company string Company name
street string Street as specified in national data source
postcode string Postcode as specified in national data sourcee
city string City as specified in national data source
country string Two-letter ISO code
capacity number Installed generation capacity in MW
technology string Power plant technology (e.g., gas turbine, steam turbine)
additional_info string Additional information on power plants as provided in national data source
energy_source string Input energy source (e.g., hard coal, lignite, nuclear)
type string Purpose of the produced power (e.g. CHP or IPP)
chp boolean Status of being able to supply heat
commissioned integer Year of commissioning formatted as integer, using data from BNetzA and UBA
comment string Own OPSD comments on data entries (e.g., errors, missing data, inconsistencies)
source string Source of information
eic_code string EIC code
lat number Precise geographic coordinates - latitude
lon number Precise geographic coordinates - longitude
energy_source_level_1 string Energy source level 1 according to the documentation
energy_source_level_2 string Energy source level 2 according to the documentation
energy_source_level_3 string Energy source level 3 according to the documentation

conventional power plants EU.xlsx

Field Name Type (Format) Description
name string Power plant name as specified in national data sources
company string Company name
street string Street as specified in national data source
postcode string Postcode as specified in national data sourcee
city string City as specified in national data source
country string Two-letter ISO code
capacity number Installed generation capacity in MW
technology string Power plant technology (e.g., gas turbine, steam turbine)
additional_info string Additional information on power plants as provided in national data source
energy_source string Input energy source (e.g., hard coal, lignite, nuclear)
type string Purpose of the produced power (e.g. CHP or IPP)
chp boolean Status of being able to supply heat
commissioned integer Year of commissioning formatted as integer, using data from BNetzA and UBA
comment string Own OPSD comments on data entries (e.g., errors, missing data, inconsistencies)
source string Source of information
eic_code string EIC code
lat number Precise geographic coordinates - latitude
lon number Precise geographic coordinates - longitude
energy_source_level_1 string Energy source level 1 according to the documentation
energy_source_level_2 string Energy source level 2 according to the documentation
energy_source_level_3 string Energy source level 3 according to the documentation
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