We would like to inform you about recent developments of Open Power System Data, the free and open data platform for power system modeling.
Updates. In the last weeks, we have updated our Data Packages, expanding coverage and improving usability. We also got rid of a number of bugs. Here is what is new:
- Conventional power plants: updated data sources and greatly expanded geographic scope, now covering DE, AT, BE, CH, CZ, DK, ES, FI, FR, IT, NL, NO, PL, SE, SI, SK, UK.
- Renewable power plants: changed data source and updated data structure.
- Time Series: updated most time series through the end of 2016. This gives us up to 11 years of hourly-resolution data.
- Weather data: included methods for extracting temperature, pressure, air density, and direct & indirect solar radiation. Also, a ready-to-use CSV-file with German weather data for 2016 is available for download.
Recognition. Open Power System Data is the winner of Schleswig-Holstein’s Open Science Award: “The project sets an example in showcasing the potential of digital networks in research. If many scientists and institutes can use a unified data basis, this creates not only comparability, but also enormous synergies.” It is also a positive example of open energy research in two recent articles published in Nature and Energy Policy.
References. Currently, the data platform has about 7000 unique visitors per month. Less than four months since going live, the data platform has been used in at least four academic publications. If you have written a paper using OPSD data and would like to be referenced on our page, please get in touch.
Workshop. Save the date: the next Open Power System Data workshop will be on July 10th in Berlin.