Related open data projects
The Open Power System Data platforms aims at providing free and open data of the European power system. A number of projects have similar aims. Some are initiatives by individuals, others are research projects, and still others are driven by associations or companies. Some of the sites below provide data for free, but may restrict use to non-commercial applications. Data projects with a focus outside Europe or outside the power sector are not listed.
See data sources for primary sources.
Commission for Energy Regulation in Ireland
A validated Excel and PLEXOS Database of thermal generator characteristic, hourly wind profiles and hourly demand profiles in Ireland.
A user-friendly database of all renewable-based power generators in Germany.
A wiki-based collection of global power plant data run by Chris Davis (TU Delft).
Global Power Watch
Collaboration led by WRI that aims to create an open, global, comprehensive database of power plants and online decision making tools.
OpenGridMap employs crowdsourcing techniques to gather detailed data on electricity network components and then infer a realistic network structure using methods from statistics and graph theory.
A collection of time series data provided by Paul-Frederik Bach. Covers wind, solar, load, price and cross-border flow time series of 11 countries, some of which date back to 2006.
Generate wind and solar profiles from MERRA weather data – globally. Run by Stefan Pfenninger and Iain Staffell.
R-Code for deriving wind power production from MERRA-2 wind speeds from the COPA model. Includes examples that walk the reader through all steps of deriving windpower production from gridded wind data andn extensive list of functions for vertical and horizontal interpolation of wind speeds, and for bias correction.
An open transmission grid topology developed by NextEnergy (under construction). Derived from OpenStreetMap, published under ODbL.
The central data platform of the European transmission system operators, provides a lot of data as required in EU regulation 543/2013. The database can be accessed through the website and several download options.
In practise, the confusing design and slow response times make the website hard to use and a lot of the data is missing. Documentation on what the data mean and on how to use the platform is inconsistent and scattered across multiple pages and documents. Some useful resources are:
- The FAQ, the Help Center and the page for new users.
- The Detailed Data Descriptions for documentation on the meaning of the individual datasets.
- The Overview of data download options. For bulk access to the data in CSV format we recommend the FTP solution.
The platform only features data for 2015-01-05 onwards.
A data platform for REMIT compliance, covering Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic.
Close-to-real time charts of German power generation and prices, operated by Agora Energiewende. A comprehensive documentation is available. For scientific purposes, the underlying data is provided upon request.
Close-to-real time charts of German power generation and prices, operated by Fraunhofer ISE.
EU ETS Dashboard
An interactive tool to analyse data from the European Union Emission Trading System.
How much renewable power is produced in your country today?
Collection of websites providing real time data and visualizations of electricity generation on the Energieblog by Jasper Vis.
The Shift Project Data Portal
A data aggregation platform for energy and climate data with a strong emphasis on visualization.
Tmrow Electricity Map
Live CO2 emissions of the European electricity production.
Other pages listing data sources
A list of energy data links compiled by the International Association for Energy Economics.
Open Energy Modelling Initiative
A wiki-based collection of open energy data sources.
Wikipedia page on Open energy system databases
Quite comprehensive and growing list fo open source databases
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