Reference Data Set: Electricity, Heat, and Gas Sector Data for Modeling the German System

Friedrich Kunz, Jens Weibezahn, Philip Hauser, Sina Heidari, Wolf-Peter Schill, Björn Felten, Mario Kendziorski, Matthias Zech, Jan Zepter, Christian von Hirschhausen, Dominik Möst, Christoph Weber

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This reference data set representing the status quo of the German electricity, heat, and natural gas sectors was compiled within the research project ‘LKD-EU’ (Long-term planning and short-term optimization of the German electricity system within the European framework: Further development of methods and models to analyze the electricity system including the heat and gas sector). While the focus is on the electricity sector, the heat and natural gas sectors are covered as well. With this reference data set, we aim to increase the transparency of energy infrastructure data in Germany. Where not otherwise stated, the data included in this report is given with reference to the year 2015 for Germany. The data set is documented in DIW Data Documentation 92 (see references). The project is a joined effort by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP) at Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), the Chair of Energy Economics (EE2) at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), and the House of Energy Markets Finance at University of Duisburg-Essen. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy through the grant ‘LKD-EU’, FKZ 03ET4028A-D.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy data
  • Germany
  • Electricity
  • Heat
  • Natural gas

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