National generation capacity: Main notebook
This Notebook is part of the National Generation Capacity Datapackage of Open Power System Data.

1. About Open Power System Data

This notebook is part of the project Open Power System Data. Open Power System Data develops a platform for free and open data for electricity system modeling. We collect, check, process, document, and provide data that are publicly available but currently inconvenient to use. More info on Open Power System Data:

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3. About this Data Package

We provide data in different chunks, or datapackages. The one you are looking at is on national generation capacity,

This notebook processes data on aggregated generation capacity for European countries. The data includes generation capacities for nuclear, fossil and renewable fuels on an aggregated and, if possible, disaggregated technology levels. The majority of data reflects the years 2013 and 2014. The final output of the notebook is a list of national generation capacity differentiated by input fuels and technologies, as well as by different data sources.

4. Data sources

The raw data is based on an extensive research of available national and international statistics. Due to the diverse structure of data sources, a compiled and structured dataset is used as input for further processing. Generally, five cross-national data sources are considered, complemented by national data sources.

The cross-national data sources are:

The cross-national data source UN Statistical Office is only used for countries which are not listed in EUROSTAT data, i.e. Switzerland and Norway.

Beside this, the data is complemented by national sources, which includes national statistical offices, ministries, regulatory authorities, transmission system operators, as well as other associations. All data sources are listed subsequently and in the datapackage.json including their link. If data are more granularly reported than on an annual basis, the end of the year values are used.

Country Data type Source Type of Institution Description Type of document Coverage
Multiple Aggregated capacities ENTSOE Association of European Transmission Network Operators System Outlook and Adequacy Forecasts Report 2011-2016
Multiple Aggregated capacities ENTSOE Association of European Transmission Network Operators Net generating capacity Statistics 1994-2015
Multiple Aggregated capacities ENTSOE Association of European Transmission Network Operators Net generating capacity Statistics 2015-2018
Multiple Aggregated capacities ENTSOE Association of European Transmission Network Operators Net generating capacity Statistics 2015-2019
Multiple Aggregated capacities EUROSTAT European Statistical Office Country Datasheets 2016 by the European Commission Statistics 1990-2016
Multiple Aggregated capacities UN Statistical Office Statistical Office of the United Nations Electricity, net installed capacity of electric power plants Statistics 1990-2013
AT Aggregated capacities e-control Regulatory Authority Engpassleistung nach Kraftwerkstypen Statistics 2013-2019
BE List of generation units ELIA Transmission System Operator Overview of Generating Facilities Statistics actual
BG Aggregated capacities TSO Bulgaria Transmission System Operator Generation Capacities Report 2012, 2019
CH Aggregated capacities BFE Ministry Schweizerische Elektrizitätsstatistik (Electricity statistics) Report 2012-2019
CZ Aggregated capacities ERU Regulatory Authority Yearly Report on Operations Report 2013-2019
DE Aggregated capacities BMWi Ministry Energiedaten (Energy Data) Statistics 2013-2018
DK Aggregated capacities DEA Energy Agency Annual Energy Statistics Statistics 2013-2018
EE Aggregated capacities Statistics Estonia National Statistical Office Capacity and Production of Power Plants Statistics 2013-2018
ES Aggregated capacities REE Transmission System Operator National Indicators Statistics 2013-2020
FR Aggregated capacities RTE Transmission System Operator Installed capacity of units above 1 MW Statistics 2014-2020
FI Aggregated capacities Statistics Finland National Statistical Office Capacity of Electricity Generation Statistics 2012-2015
GB Aggregated capacities Department of Energy & Climate Change UK Ministry Plant Capacity Statistics 2015-2019
GR Aggregated capacities REA Regulatory Authority National Report Report 2012-2018
HR Aggregated capacities HOPS Transmission System Operator Basic Data Report 2013-2018
HU List of generation units Mavir Transmission System Operator Planned Installed Generation Capacity Report 2013-2015
IE List of generation units Eirgrid Transmission System Operator All-Island Generation Capacity Statement Report 2014-2015, 2019-2020
IT Installed capacity Terna Transmission System Operator Installed Generation Capacity Statistics 2014-2017
IT The statistical data on electricity in Italy Terna Transmission System Operator Installed Generation Capacity Report 2018-2019
LT List of generation units Litgrid Transmission System Operator Generation Capacities Statistics actual
LU Aggregated capacities ILR Regulatory Authority Centrales de productions au Luxembourg Statistics 2013-2014
LV Aggregated capacities Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia National Statistical Office Electrical Capacity Statistics 2013-2019
NL Aggregated capacities Tennet Transmission System Operator Installed Generation Capacity Statistics 2013-2018
NO Aggregated capacities Statistics Norway National Statistical Office Electricity Statistics 2013-2018
PL Aggregated capacities CIRE Energy Market Information Center Moc zainstalowana (Installed Capacity) Statistics 2014, 2018
PT Aggregated capacities REN Transmission System Operator Technical Data Report 2013-2018
RO Aggregated capacities ANRE Regulatory Authority Report Report 2013-2018
SE Aggregated capacities Svensk Energi Energy Agency Installed Capacity Report 2013-2015
SE Aggregated capacities Swedish Energy Agency Energy Agency Energy in Sweden Report 2016-2018
SI Aggregated capacities Agencija za energijo Regulatory Authority Report on the Energy Sector in Slovenia Report 2011-2017
SK Aggregated capacities Statistical Office of Slovakia National Statistical Office Energy Statistics Report 2013-2018

5. Notation

As we compile different source for national generation capacity, we define a consolidated classifiation scheme based on energy sources and technologies. The classification scheme is related to four different energy source levels, to reflect the structural relations among the categories:

  • Energy source level 0 - Total generation capacity
  • Energy source level 1 - Generation capacity by energy type (fossil, nuclear, renewable, other)
  • Energy source level 2 - Generation capacity by fuel or energy source (e.g. coal, lignite, hard coal, natural gas, wind)
  • Energy source level 3 - Generation capacity by fuel or energy source and detailed fuel for bioenergy
  • Technology level - Generation capacity by fuel and technology (e.g. combined cycle natural gas, gas turbine, onshore wind, offshore wind)

Additionally, the definition of the energy source levels ensures that the total capacity is identical for each energy source level.

Moreover, some specific comments on particular categories:

Category/Technology Note
Differently categorized … These categories comprise either capacities which cannot be assigned to specific categories at the same level, or capacities with unspecified fuel or technology.
Reservoir including pumped storage Aggregated capacity of reservoirs and pumped storage, or combinations of both. Relevant for AT.
Pumped storage with natural inflow Pumped storage with natural inflow, or reservoirs with pumping capacity.

The information on the technology levels is rearranged the following table. It displays the four general technology levels and the corresponding categories:

In [ ]:
import os, pandas as pd;
energylevels = pd.read_excel(os.path.join('input', 'National_Generation_Capacities.xlsx'),
energylevels = energylevels[pd.notnull(energylevels.index)]
energylevels = energylevels.replace({0: ' ', 1: True}) = 'Technology'

6. License

This notebook as well as all other documents in this repository is published under the MIT License.