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Conventional power plants

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Description List of conventional power plants in Germany and 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. The datapackage currently covers Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, and United Kingdom. Due to varying data quality of publicly available data, not all information can be provided for each country. Sources for European countries comprise detailed power plants lists from national institutions, ministries, or market participants as well as manually compiled lists of power plants for countries without a system-wide power plant list. All data processing is conducted in Python and pandas, and has been documented in the Jupyter Notebooks linked below.
Last changes Updated data sources and spatial coverage by more European countries
Countries Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom
Documentation Documentation and script (view on GitHub)
Download Data package (zip)
opsd-conventional_power_plants-2017-03-03.zip (740 kB)

Individual data files (csv, xlsx)
conventional_power_plants_DE.csv (279 kB) Filter
conventional_power_plants_DE.xlsx (143 kB)
conventional_power_plants_EU.csv (778 kB) Filter
conventional_power_plants_EU.xlsx (396 kB)

Database (SQLite)
conventional_power_plants.sqlite (15 MB)
Meta data README.md
datapackage.json
Input data View original input data
Sources BNetzA Kraftwerksliste | Umweltbundesamt Datenbank Kraftwerke in Deutschland | Verbund AG hydro power plants (AT) | ELIA Generation facilities (BE) | BFE Statistik der Wasserkraftanlagen der Schweiz (CH) | BFE Nuclear Energy (CH) | CEPS Available capacity (CZ) | Energinet.dk List of power plants (DK) | SEDE Productores (ES) | Energy authority Power plant register (FI) | RTE List of production units with more than 100MW (FR) | TERNA Installed generation capacity 2014 (IT) | TenneT Available capacity 2016 (NL) | Nordpool Power plant units (NO) | GPI List of generation units (PL) | Nordpool Power plant units (SE) | SEAS Power plants (SK) | Statistical office Power stations in the United Kingdom (Dukes 5.10) (UK)
Contact Clemens Gerbaulet | Friedrich Kunz
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Attribution in Chicago author-date style should be given as follows: "Open Power System Data. 2017. Data Package Conventional power plants. Version 2017-03-03. http://data.open-power-system-data.org/conventional_power_plants/2017-03-03/. (Primary data from various sources, for a complete list see URL)."
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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
eic_code string EIC 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
eic_code string EIC 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
energy_source string Input energy source (e.g., hard coal, lignite, nuclear)
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
type string Purpose of the produced power (e.g. CHP or IPP)
chp boolean Status of being able to supply heat
commissioned number 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
energy_source string Input energy source (e.g., hard coal, lignite, nuclear)
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
type string Purpose of the produced power (e.g. CHP or IPP)
chp boolean Status of being able to supply heat
commissioned number 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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