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Renewable power plants

https://doi.org/10.25832/renewable_power_plants
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Description List of renewable energy power stations
Notes This Data Package contains a list of renewable energy power plants in lists of renewable energy-based power plants of Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Poland. Germany: More than 1.7 million renewable power plant entries, eligible under the renewable support scheme (EEG). Denmark: Wind and phovoltaic power plants with a high level of detail. France: Aggregated capacity and number of installations per energy source per municipality (Commune). Poland: Summed capacity and number of installations per energy source per municipality (Powiat). Switzerland: Renewable power plants eligible under the Swiss feed in tariff KEV (Kostendeckende Einspeisevergütung). United Kingdom: Renewable power plants in the United Kingdom. Due to different data availability, the power plant lists are of different accurancy and partly provide different power plant parameter. Due to that, the lists are provided as seperate csv-files per country and as separate sheets in the excel file. Suspect data or entries with high probability of duplication are marked in the column 'comment'. Theses validation markers are explained in the file validation_marker.csv. Additionally, the Data Package includes daily time series of cumulated installed capacity per energy source type for Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. All data processing is conducted in Python and pandas and has been documented in the Jupyter Notebooks linked below.
Last changes Updated all countries with new data available (DE, FR, CH, DK), added data for UK and expanded renewable capacity timeseries to more countries (DK, UK, CH in addition to DE).
Geographical scope Germany, Denmark, France, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Geographical resolution Power plants, municipalities
Documentation Documentation and script (view on GitHub)
Download Data package (zip)
opsd-renewable_power_plants-2019-04-05.zip (285 MB)

Individual data files (csv, xlsx)
renewable_power_plants_DE.csv (365 MB) Filter
renewable_power_plants_DK.csv (12 MB) Filter
renewable_power_plants_FR.csv (5 MB) Filter
renewable_power_plants_PL.csv (90 kB) Filter
renewable_power_plants_UK.csv (573 kB) Filter
renewable_power_plants_CH.csv (2 MB) Filter
res_plants_separated_DE_outvalidated_plants.csv (34 MB)
res_plants_separated_FR_overseas_territories.csv (19 kB) Filter
renewable_power_plants.xlsx (194 MB)
validation_marker.csv (1 kB)
renewable_power_plants_EU.csv (177 MB) Filter
renewable_capacity_timeseries.csv (10 MB) Filter

Database (SQLite)
renewable_power_plants.sqlite (615 MB)
Meta data README.md
datapackage.json
Input data View original input data
Sources BNetzA | BNetzA_PV | BNetzA_PV_historic | TransnetBW, TenneT, Amprion, 50Hertz, Netztransparenz.de | Postleitzahlen Deutschland | Energinet.dk | Energistyrelsen | GeoNames | Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition | OpenDataSoft | Urzad Regulacji Energetyki (URE) | Bundesamt für Energie (BFE) | UK Government Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
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Attribution in Chicago author-date style should be given as follows: "Open Power System Data. 2019. Data Package Renewable power plants. Version 2019-04-05. https://doi.org/10.25832/renewable_power_plants/2019-04-05. (Primary data from various sources, for a complete list see URL)."
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Field documentation

renewable power plants DE.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
commissioning_date date (YYYY-MM-DD) Date of commissioning of specific unit
decommissioning_date date (YYYY-MM-DD) Date of decommissioning of specific unit
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
energy_source_level_3 string Subtype of energy source (e.g. Biomass and biogas)
technology string Technology to harvest energy source (e.g. Onshore, Photovoltaics)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
voltage_level string Voltage level of grid connection
tso string Name of transmission system operator of the area the plant is located
dso string Name of distribution system operator of the region the plant is located in
dso_id string Company number of German distribution grid operator
eeg_id string Power plant EEG (German feed-in tariff law) remuneration number
federal_state string Name of German administrative level 'Bundesland'
postcode string German zip-code
municipality_code string German Gemeindenummer (municipalitiy number)
municipality string Name of German Gemeinde (municipality)
address string Street name or name of land parcel
lat geopoint Latitude coordinates
lon geopoint Longitude coordinates
data_source string Source of database entry
comment string Shortcodes for comments related to this entry, explanation can be looked up in validation_marker.csv

renewable power plants DK.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
commissioning_date date (YYYY-MM-DD)
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
technology string Technology to harvest energy source (e.g. Onshore, Photovoltaics)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
dso string Name of distribution system operator of the region the plant is located in
gsrn_id integer Danish wind turbine identifier number (GSRN)
postcode string Danish zip-code
municipality_code string Danish 3-digit Kommune-Nr
municipality string Name of Danish Kommune
address string Street name or name of land parcel
lat geopoint Latitude coordinates
lon geopoint Longitude coordinates
hub_height number Wind turbine hub heigth in m
rotor_diameter number Wind turbine rotor diameter in m
manufacturer string Company that has built the wind turbine
model string Wind turbine model type
data_source string Source of database entry

renewable power plants FR.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
municipality_code string French 5-digit INSEE code for Communes
municipality string Name of French Commune
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
energy_source_level_3 string Subtype of energy source (e.g. Biomass and biogas)
technology string Technology to harvest energy source (e.g. Onshore, Photovoltaics)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
number_of_installations integer Number of installations of the energy source subtype in the municipality. Due to confidentiality reasons, the values smaller than 3 are published as ''<3'' (as in the source).
lat geopoint Latitude coordinates
lon geopoint Longitude coordinates
data_source string Source of database entry
as_of_year integer Year for which the data source compiled the original dataset.

renewable power plants PL.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
district string Name of the Polish powiat
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
energy_source_level_3 string Subtype of energy source (e.g. Biomass and biogas)
technology string Technology to harvest energy source (e.g. Onshore, Photovoltaics)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
number_of_installations integer Number of installations of the energy source subtype in the district
data_source string Source of database entry
as_of_year integer Year for which the data source compiled the original dataset.

renewable power plants UK.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
commissioning_date date (YYYY-MM-DD) Date of commissioning of specific unit
uk_beis_id integer ID for the plant as assigned by UK BEIS.
site_name string Name of site
operator string Name of operator
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
energy_source_level_3 string Type of energy source (e.g. Biomass and biogas)
technology string Technology to harvest energy source (e.g. Onshore, Photovoltaics)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
chp string Is the project capable of combined heat and power output
capacity_individual_turbine number For windfarms, the individual capacity of each wind turbine in megawatts (MW)
number_of_turbines integer For windfarms, the number of wind turbines located on the site
solar_mounting_type string For solar PV developments, whether the PV panels are ground or roof mounted
address string Address
municipality string Municipality
region string Region
country string The UK's constituent country in which the facility is located.
postcode string Postcode
lat string Latitude coordinates
lon string Longitude coordinates
data_source string The source of database entries
comment string Shortcodes for comments related to this entry, explanation can be looked up in validation_marker.csv

renewable power plants CH.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
commissioning_date date (YYYY-MM-DD) Commissioning date
municipality string Municipality
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
energy_source_level_3 string Type of energy source (e.g. Biomass and biogas)
technology string Technology to harvest energy source (e.g. Onshore, Photovoltaics)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
municipality_code integer Municipality code
project_name string Name of the project
production number Yearly production in MWh
tariff number Tariff in CHF for 2016
contract_period_end number End year of subsidy contract
street string Street name
canton string Name of the cantones/ member states of the Swiss confederation
company string Name of the company
lat geopoint Latitude coordinates
lon geopoint Longitude coordinates
data_source string Source of database entry

res plants separated DE outvalidated plants.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
commissioning_date date (YYYY-MM-DD) Date of commissioning of specific unit
decommissioning_date date (YYYY-MM-DD) Date of decommissioning of specific unit
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
energy_source_level_3 string Subtype of energy source (e.g. Biomass and biogas)
technology string Technology to harvest energy source (e.g. Onshore, Photovoltaics)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
thermal_capacity number Installed thermal capacity in MW
voltage_level string Voltage level of grid connection
tso string Name of transmission system operator of the area the plant is located
dso string Name of distribution system operator of the region the plant is located in
dso_id string Company number of German distribution grid operator
eeg_id string Power plant EEG (German feed-in tariff law) remuneration number
federal_state string Name of German administrative level 'Bundesland'
postcode string German zip-code
municipality_code string German Gemeindenummer (municipalitiy number)
municipality string Name of German Gemeinde (municipality)
address string Street name or name of land parcel
lat geopoint Latitude coordinates
lon geopoint Longitude coordinates
data_source string Source of database entry
comment string Shortcodes for comments related to this entry, explanation can be looked up in validation_marker.csv

res plants separated FR overseas territories.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
municipality_code string French 5-digit INSEE code for Communes
municipality string Name of French Commune
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
energy_source_level_3 string Subtype of energy source (e.g. Biomass and biogas)
technology string Technology to harvest energy source (e.g. Onshore, Photovoltaics)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
number_of_installations integer Number of installations of the energy source subtype in the municipality
lat geopoint Latitude coordinates
lon geopoint Longitude coordinates
data_source string Source of database entry

validation marker.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
Validation_Marker string Name of validation marker utilized in column comment in the renewable_power_plant_germany.csv
Explanation string Comment explaining meaning of validation marker

renewable power plants EU.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description
energy_source_level_1 string Type of energy source (e.g. Renewable energy)
energy_source_level_2 string Type of energy source (e.g. Wind, Solar)
energy_source_level_3 string Type of energy source (e.g. Biomass and biogas)
electrical_capacity number Installed electrical capacity in MW
data_source string Source of database entry
municipality string The name of the municipality in which the facility is located
lon number Geographical longitude
lat number Geographical latitude
commissioning_date date (YYYY-MM-DD) Date of commissioning of specific unit
geographical_resolution Precision of geographical information (exact power plant location, municipality, district)
as_of_year integer Year for which the data source compiled the corresponding dataset
country number The country in which the facility is located

renewable capacity timeseries.csv

Field Name Type (Format) Description Source
day date The day of the timeseries entry
CH_bioenergy_capacity number Cumulative bioenergy electrical capacity for Switzerland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from Swiss Federal Office of Energy
CH_hydro_capacity number Cumulative hydro electrical capacity for Switzerland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from Swiss Federal Office of Energy
CH_solar_capacity number Cumulative solar electrical capacity for Switzerland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from Swiss Federal Office of Energy
CH_wind_capacity number Own calculation based on plant-level data from Swiss Federal Office of Energy
CH_wind_onshore_capacity number Cumulative onshore wind electrical capacity for Switzerland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from Swiss Federal Office of Energy
DE_bioenergy_capacity number Cumulative bioenergy electrical capacity for Germany in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BNetzA and Netztransparenz.de
DE_geothermal_capacity number Cumulative geothermal electrical capacity for Germany in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BNetzA and Netztransparenz.de
DE_solar_capacity number Cumulative solar electrical capacity for Germany in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BNetzA and Netztransparenz.de
DE_storage_capacity number Cumulative storage electrical capacity for Germany in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BNetzA and Netztransparenz.de
DE_wind_offshore_capacity number Cumulative offshore wind electrical capacity for Germany in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BNetzA and Netztransparenz.de
DE_wind_capacity number Own calculation based on plant-level data from BNetzA and Netztransparenz.de
DE_wind_onshore_capacity number Cumulative onshore wind electrical capacity for Germany in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BNetzA and Netztransparenz.de
DK_solar_capacity number Cumulative solar electrical capacity for Denmark in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from Energinet.dk
DK_wind_offshore_capacity number Cumulative offshore wind electrical capacity for Denmark in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from Danish Energy Agency
DK_wind_capacity number Own calculation based on plant-level data from Danish Energy Agency
DK_wind_onshore_capacity number Cumulative onshore wind electrical capacity for Denmark in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from Danish Energy Agency
GB-GBN_bioenergy_capacity number Cumulative bioenergy electrical capacity for Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-GBN_hydro_capacity number Cumulative hydro electrical capacity for Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-GBN_marine_capacity number Cumulative marine electrical capacity for Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-GBN_solar_capacity number Cumulative solar electrical capacity for Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-GBN_wind_offshore_capacity number Cumulative offshore wind electrical capacity for Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-GBN_wind_capacity number Cumulative total wind electrical capacity for Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-GBN_wind_onshore_capacity number Cumulative onshore wind electrical capacity for Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-NIR_bioenergy_capacity number Cumulative bioenergy electrical capacity for Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-NIR_marine_capacity number Cumulative marine electrical capacity for Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-NIR_solar_capacity number Cumulative solar electrical capacity for Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-NIR_wind_capacity number Cumulative total wind electrical capacity for Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-NIR_wind_onshore_capacity number Cumulative onshore wind electrical capacity for Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-UKM_bioenergy_capacity number Cumulative bioenergy electrical capacity for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-UKM_hydro_capacity number Cumulative hydro electrical capacity for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-UKM_marine_capacity number Cumulative marine electrical capacity for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-UKM_solar_capacity number Cumulative solar electrical capacity for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-UKM_wind_offshore_capacity number Cumulative offshore wind electrical capacity for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-UKM_wind_capacity number Cumulative total wind electrical capacity for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
GB-UKM_wind_onshore_capacity number Cumulative onshore wind electrical capacity for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in MW Own calculation based on plant-level data from BEIS
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