The Energy World in Numbers

A sound basis for your decisions

A valid database is the starting point of any high-quality quantitative analysis. The core of our business is collecting, validating, documenting and archiving the available data on all relevant aspects of the energy industry. We are experts in the preparation, analysis and interpretation of this extensive wealth of information.

In particular, we research and maintain data in the following areas:

  • Conventional power plants (thermal power plants, storage and pumped storage)
  • Renewable energy (potential, weather information, etc.)
  • European demand and load data
  • Public Statistics (StaBua, AGEB, EUROSTAT, ENTSO-E)
  • Emission data
  • Market data from different energy markets and exchanges (EPEX, EEX, APX, ICE).

Due to our skilled data management, we can flexibly evaluate our data - depending on your query. All our data are generally geocoded, allowing regional, finely resolved, data analyzes.

Dark green: Exemplary representation of potentials (wind energy onshore) in Germany

Power plant database

The availability of a (where possible) complete database on all electricity generation installations in the system provides the basis for reliable analyzes and assessments in the context of German and European generating capacity. We can reliably evaluate opportunities, risks, challenges and your options for action for you, but only on the basis of correct and extensive information about market participants.

r2b energy consulting has extensive databases with comprehensive information on nearly all conventional power plants, storage and pumped storage power plants (> 10 MWel) in Europe. All the technical and economic characteristics of plants that are required for the evaluation of the systems and the realistic simulation of their marketing opportunities are saved in our databases..

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Information in our databases:

  • Power Plant / Block Name
  • Operator / Owner
  • Location (geocoded)
  • Operating status
  • Fuel(s)
  • Year of commissioning
  • Installed capacity
  • Levels of efficiency
  • Technology
  • Network connection point
  • and much more

Database for renewable energies

Renewables’ data management requires elaborate databases and systems, due to its decentralized and fragmented nature. We have excellent data on 'European weather information', 'data on renewable energy potential' and 'plant registry' at our disposal.

European weather data

High-resolution European weather data is at the core of our renewables’ database. This includes hourly meteorological data, based on extensive data from the German Weather Service (DWD), for about 437,000 locations. This weather data is elaborately validated by us and prepared for regional, high-resolution input load profiles for onshore wind, offshore wind and photovoltaic technologies. Another advantage: due to the enormous influence of weather conditions on the input load profiles, our database also includes years with contrasting weather. Currently, the weather years 2007 to 2013 are fully validated and consistently included in our database for Europe.

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European data on renewable energies’ potential

Take advantage of our detailed European data on the potential for renewable energies that have been created on the basis of geographic information systems! The potentials for onshore wind are determined by identifying different areas of exclusion; such as waters, steep slopes, low wind speeds and protected areas. Areas of offshore wind exclusion are, among others, based on; wind speeds, ocean depths, distance to the coast, as well as on protection and possible alternative uses for the area. The regional potential for photovoltaic systems is derived from the analysis of roof areas, the building structures of roof systems and exclusion areas for ground-mounted systems.

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European plant database for renewables

r2b has an extensive European plant database for renewable energy, containing all current renewable energy plants. The system database contains, inter alia:

  • Geo-referenced location
  • Performance
  • Date of commissioning
  • Remuneration rate
  • Annual electricity generation
  • Operator

We have a geo-referenced database for European wind turbines (onshore and offshore), just as we do for Germany.

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Greenhouse gas emissions

The goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions plays a central role in both German and European energy and climate policy. Against this background the impact of climate-related political measures on power supplies or on European greenhouse gas emissions trading is an important criterion for decisions in the political debate.

We draw on these extensive databases as our main sources in on greenhouse gas emissions:

  • Detailed information on the emissions of all European countries, according to the logic of the national inventory reports (NIR)
  • Historical data on emissions in the EU ETS by country and area of activity
  • Additional, extensive data based on national and international statistics

Database for the European greenhouse gas emissions

Based on this database, we are able to establish meaningful CO2 balances for European electricity generation systems and evaluate them by embedding them in the national climate target packages. Furthermore, we can reflect CO2 emissions trading and its interactions on the electricity generation system.

Here at r2b, we have simulated the impact of such measures on the future CO2 emissions of electricity production using our fundamental models. These are based on the framework of numerous reports and research projects for decision-makers in politics and business. We enable our clients to take a leading role in the public debate, using this in-depth analysis of results.

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Energy market data

Energy can be traded on global markets. Prices for fossil fuels, as well as electricity on the competitive market, are continuously determined on different marketplaces. r2b continuously collects this data and processes them in different ways.

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Information within our database:

  • Primary energy prices on the world energy markets
  • Primary energy prices to European landfall points
  • Wholesale electricity prices for European marketplaces
  • Prices and quantities on balancing energy markets (power and work)
  • Balancing energy prices