Netzdaten Berlin - our open data portal
We see publicly accessible information on energy supply, including the energy grids, as a prerequisite for the success of the energy revolution in Germany. Open Data has the potential to encourage innovation and have a positive impact on acceptance of the energy revolution. We are providing support both by publishing our own data and by working with other stakeholders in the open data world.
This is why, since 2012, we have been publishing our grid data via an open data portal. Since Spring 2021 we feed our data into the open data portal of the State of Berlin.
The portal contains data on the capital's energy distribution grid, divided into eight categories. Alongside the usual structural data such as circuit length or the number of withdrawal points, it also contains other facts, such as information on feeding renewable energies into the Berlin grid and grid usage fees. The data is provided in a machine-readable format, e.g. as csv or xls files.
Use of open data
The data from the portal is free for use by anybody with an interest. Possible applications include pure research and the development of new apps, based on the data. Requests from students tell us that the data is frequently used in studies. We can also see the data being useful to journalists.
At "Hack days" we support the using of our open data. In 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2020 we have organized events.
Successful implementation of ideas: The PV Dashboard
The PV Dashboard was first presented as part of Energyhack 2020. As the winning project of the challenge "Climate Protection, Energy and Environment", the further development of the PV Dashboard was supported as part of the WindNODE research project.
The PV Dashboard provides an overview of the solar turnaround in Berlin. Based on current consumption data in Berlin, the generation of electricity by means of photovoltaic systems and the target data from the Solarcity Master Plan, an overview of the current status is provided.
More at pv-dashboard.berlin
Data for Energyhack 2015
- Glossary for data Energyhack 2015
- Data for outage substation group (Energyhack 2015)
- Data for outage half ring (Energyhack 2015)
- Data for outage small substation (Energyhack 2015)
All downloads are available in German language only.