Georeferenced databases

The basis for well-founded decisions

A valid database is the starting point of any high-quality quantitative analysis. Our core business is to collect, validate, document and archive available data on all relevant aspects of the energy industry. We are experts in the preparation, analysis and interpretation of this extensive treasure trove of information. Due to our professional data management, we can evaluate our data flexibly – depending on the issue at hand. Basically, all our data are geocoded, which also allows for regionally high-resolution data analyses.

European power plant and equipment database

The availability of a database as complete as possible regarding all generation capacities is a fundamental requirement for reliable analyses and assessments in the context of the German and European power generation system. Correct and extensive information about market participants enable us to reliably assess opportunities, risks, challenges and options for action for you.

Therefore, r2b energy consulting has extensive databases with comprehensive information on almost all conventional power generation plants, storage and pumped storage power plants in Europe (> 10 MWel). Our databases contain all technical and economic characteristics of the plants, which are necessary for the evaluation of the plants as well as the realistic simulation of their marketing possibilities. r2b has an extensive European plant database for renewable energies with all current renewable energy plants. The plant database contains the classical master data (operator, net output, technical characteristics, commissioning date) as well as information on remuneration payments regarding Germany. Since all plants are georeferenced, their power generation can be reliably determined for different meteorological years.

Weather databases

Weather database for renewable energy technologies: onshore winds, offshore wind and photovoltaics

Find out everything about the temporally and spatially high-resolution weather data we process here.

Hydrogen database

Our geo-referenced and continuously updated hydrogen database includes demand and production sites as well as known hydrogen infrastructure facilities. Learn more about our hydrogen services.

Market data on energy sources

Energy market data

Energy is tradable on global markets. Prices for fossil fuels, but also for electricity, are determined in competition on a time-continuous basis at different market places around the world. r2b collects this data continuously and processes it in different ways.

Information from our databases:

  • Primary energy prices on world energy markets
  • Primary energy prices at European landfall points
  • Wholesale electricity prices for European marketplaces
  • Prices and volumes on balancing energy markets (power and energy)
  • Balancing energy prices
Data on Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions plays a central role in German and European energy and climate policy. Against this background, the effects of (climate) policy measures in the field of electricity supply and the influence of European emissions trading on greenhouse gas emissions are repeatedly regarded as important decision-making criteria in the political debate.

We draw on the following extensive data as key sources in the area of greenhouse gas emissions:

  • Detailed information on emissions of all European countries according to the logic of the National Inventory Reports (NIR).
  • Historical data on emissions in the EU ETS, also broken down by country and sector of activity Further extensive data based on national and international statistics

Based on this data, we are able to compile significant CO2 balances for the European power generation systems and embed them in national sets of climate targets for evaluation. We are also able to map CO2 certificate trading and its interactions with the power generation system.

In numerous expert reports and research projects for decision-makers in politics and industry, we at r2b have used our fundamental models to simulate the effects of such measures on future CO2 emissions from power generation. Our well-founded analysis results enabled our clients to take an influential position in the public discussion.

What can we do for you?

In addition to the databases mentioned above, we have various other geodatabases with, for example, European to worldwide information on infrastructures, land use and land cover, spatially high-resolution weather data, protected areas, power grids or also various socio-economic factors. On the one hand, these data serve as the basis for many of our models, but they are also constantly used to generate new information and, for example, to calculate regionally high-resolution future scenarios for power generation and consumption.

For special requirements, we also develop individual solutions on how to create a meaningful and scientifically sound database. For this purpose, we are also happy to draw on the expertise of our subsidiary solarea, which has great GIS expertise, especially in the field of renewable energies.