OPSD: Open Power System Data

Open Power System Data provides a free-of-charge platform for open data dedicated to electricity system researchers. Its aim is to collect, check, process, document, and publish data that are publicly available but currently inconvenient to use. The platform primarily provides information on installed generation capacity, power plants, and time series of electricity consumption as well as wind and solar generation in Europe. The platform was initially developed by a consortium consisting of DIW Berlin, Europa-Universität Flensburg, TU Berlin and neon Neue Energieökonomik in a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Homepage of the data platform

In 2017, Open Power System Data won Schleswig-Holstein's "Open Science Award" and also the "Germany - Land of Ideas" award.


We also use the data platform for our own research activities. Papers that draw on OPSD data include: