The Australia Hydrogen Opportunities Tool (AusH2) provides free access to geoscience data and tools for mapping and understanding the potential for hydrogen production in Australia. GIS data and publications available
Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) participant information
Publisher: UK Government
Period: 01/01/2010 - Ongoing
Rights: UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) participant information on the basis of their annual reports plus details submitted when they registered for the scheme. Each year, CRC participants have to monitor their energy consumption and report this information into the CRC Registry, an online IT system, which calculates their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Participants must purchase and surrender 'allowances' to cover these emissions - one allowance for each tonne of CO2. Further information on the scheme can be found on the CRC pages of GOV.UKThe data should be read in combination with the equivalent years CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: annual report publication which are located on GOV.UK
Database of evidence for the impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Marine Ecosystem Services
Publisher: Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Period: 01/01/2000 - Ongoing
Rights: Open Access
This is an evidence base of available literature on the impacts of offshore wind farm (OWF) developments and the outcomes for marine ecosystem services. The evidence was collated through a systematic search of global primary literature (also known as peer-reviewed or published literature) and UK grey literature regarding the impacts of OWF developments (the scope for including global grey literature was unfeasible). Grey literature refers to multiple types of report or document, and is defined as: "information produced on all levels of government, academia, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing" i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body(ICGL, 1997). Data was extracted from each evidence source, for each subject or marine ecosystem component that was impacted by the OWF development, the phase of development, the specific pressure and other relevant information about the wind farm or location. Expert judgement was used to map each piece of evidence for impacts on the marine environment according to CICES (Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services) or MEA (Millenium Ecosystem Assessment) and other published classification systems for ecosystem services (Ryfield et al., 2019; Hooper et al., 2020). The dataset was created to provide a central evidence base of available primary and grey literature regarding the impacts of OWF developments (for construction, operational and decommissing phases) on ecosystem service outcomes in the marine environment. The primary literature represents a global semi-systematic search, while the grey literature is restricted to a semi-systematic search for reports and documents from the UK (that also include wind farms in adjacent waters). The database provides a comprehensive list of available literature on this topic, and it enables the assessment and comparison of the evidence for enviromental impacts and ecosystem service outcomes between primary and grey literature sources. This will be critical for marine policy makers when gathering evidence for future OWF developments and advances understanding of the impacts and trade-offs associated with OWF and ecosystem services. A tool (currently in development by Plymouth Marine Laboratory) will improve accessibility of the data for this purpose. This research was funded by the UKERC Phase 4 research programme.
The EU ETS data viewer provides access to emission trading data contained in the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL) which is the central transaction log. Including data from more than 15000 stationary installations reporting under the EU emission trading system, as well as 1500 aircraft operators.
The European Environment Agency provides sound, independent information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. The site includes interactive data viewers for datasets. There are also visualizations on specific topics such as Progress on Energy Efficiency in Europe, and publications. A major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member countries. The website is available in a wide range of languages. There is a Semantic Data Service, allowing access to datasets using APIs, but datasets can also be downloaded as zip files and INSPIRE-compliant metadata sets. No registration is needed, but on download, some usage feedback is requested.
The Industrial Emissions Portal covers over 60,000 industrial sites from 65 economic activities across Europe. These activities cover a range of sectors including energy. Data can be browsed in a map of sites, here. Full datasets and guidance documents can be downloaded. Various data analysis tools and visualisations are available.
Publisher: The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)
Period: 29/07/2011 - 07/06/2019
Rights: Open Access if terms and conditions accepted (ETI High Hydrogen)
The data are the results of tests carried out in a project funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to model at reduced scale, the consequences of a flameout in a full-size combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) when running on high hydrogen fuel mixtures. The High Hydrogen data set includes data from 69 Circular Duct Tests and 76 tests with a Heat Recovery Steam Generator. The data are further described by read me files in each directory and by reports in the directory Supporting_Documentation.Phase 1 data (Circular Duct tests 1 - 69 and Heat Recovery Steam Generator tests 1 to 17) were added in December 2017. Phase 2 data (Heat Recovery Steam Generator tests 18 to 76) were added in December 2019, when this catalogue entry was updated accordingly.
Impact of Brine Production on Aquifer Storage of CO2
Publisher: The Energy Technologies Institute
Period: 07/12/2015 - 05/09/2016
Rights: Open Access if terms and conditions accepted (ETI Aquifer Brine)
The Aquifer Brine project assessed the modeled impact of removing brine from potential undersea carbon dioxide stores on store capacity and costs using selected real locations and synthetic models. It followed on from the UK Storage Appraisal Project which assessed the UK CO2 storage capacity for CCS in offshore geological formations.
The Aquifer Brine project assesses the potential for brine production through dedicated wells in target CO2 storage formationsto increase CO2 storage capacity and reduce the overall cost of storage - as well as any other potential benefits forCO2 store operators associated with brine production.
A forecast of electricity use in the UK in the next ten years, with different scenarios base on different assumptions about demand, supply and European interconnection. Published annually. The PDF report gives the overview and scenario forecasts. All the supporting data is downloadable to Excel.
The Pollution Inventory (PI) includes information on annual mass releases of specified substances to air controlled waters and sewers as well as quantities of waste transferred off site from large industrial sites regulated by the Environment Agency including sites in energy sectors. This replaced the Chemical Release Inventory (CRI) in 1998 and is sometimes referred to as the Inventory of Sources and Releases (ISR).
SP Energy Networks 'Flexible Networks' Electricity Distribution System Measurements
Publisher: SP Energy Networks
Period: 01/01/1970 - 01/01/1970
Rights: Licensed data (restrictions may apply)
Flexible Networks for a Low Carbon Future was a Low Carbon Networks Fund innovation trial project, led by SP Energy Networks. As part of the project, network monitoring equipment was installed in eight primary (33/11kV) and over 150 secondary (11kV/415V) substations in three test areas
SP Energy Networks are pleased to provide access to the complete data set (which is hosted by the University of Strathclyde) in response to requests.
Sensitivity Analysis of Net Zero Pathways for UK Industry
Publisher: UKERC Industrial Decarbonisation Team
Period: 01/01/2017 - Ongoing
Rights: UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
This data set presents the underlying data used to produce the results for the UKERC working paper: Sensitivity Analysis of Net Zero Pathways for UK Industry or by searching the UKERC Publications section of this website. These data are the outputs of a how the The Net-Zero Industry Pathways (N-ZIP) model results are affected by changing a wider range of inputs than have been previously studied. The Net-Zero Industry Pathways (N-ZIP) model, developed by Element Energy, has been used by both the Climate Change Committee (CCC) and the Government to explore how industry can be decarbonised in way that is consistent with the UKs netzero greenhouse gas (GHG) target. This data set presents the underlying data used to produce the results for the UKERC working paper: Sensitivity Analysis of Net Zero Pathways for UK Industry or by searching the UKERC Publications section of this website.
Rights: Open Access if terms and conditions accepted (ETI CCS SAP)
Geological and reservoir engineering models for five potential CO2 storage sites around the UK. Five sites were selected from the UKs national CO2 storage database CO2Stored which was created by the UK Storage Appraisal Project (UKSAP). Outline storage development plans and budgets were prepared for each. The project was funded by DECC, commissioned by the ETI and carried out by Pale Blue Dot Energy, Axis Well Technology and Costain. The data are further described by read me files in each directory and by reports in the Reports directory.
The Electricity Pool operated from 1st April 1990 to 26th March 2001, controlling the trading of electricity within England and Wales. The Electricity Pool data contains system demand and transmission losses plus the price information (/MWh) within the trading pool, comprising the three main prices: Pool purchase price (PPP), the basis of payments to generators; Pool selling price (PSP), the basis of payments by suppliers; and system marginal price (SMP), the highest offered price for any generating set scheduled by the Pool to run before system constraints are taken into account. The Electricity Pool system was replaced by the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA/BETTA) from 27 March 2001. (Note : It is mandatory to acknowledge the UKERC EDC and the data owner Poolit Ltd when any use of this data is made in publications) Explanation of parameters and pool operation PSP : Pool Selling Price, is the price paid mostly by RECs purchasing electricity from the Pool to sell to their final commercial, industrial and residential customers; this value is determined for two distinct price-rule regimes referred to as Table A and Table B periods, such that: PSP = SMP + CC + UPLIFT = PPP + UPLIFT SMP : System Marginal Price is the highest offered price for any generating set scheduled by the Pool before system constraints are taken into account LOLP : Loss Of Load Probability, a decreasing function of the expected amount of excess capacity available during each half-hour period, determined for each half-hour as the probability of a supply interruption due to generation capacity being insufficient to meet demand (the greater the amount of capacity available relative to expected demand in any half-hour, the lower the LOLP and therefore the lower the capacity charge per KWH paid to generators) VOLL : Value Of Lost Load, representing the per kWh willingness of customers to pay to avoid supply interruptions; it was set by the Director General of the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER) at 2,000 per megawatt-hour (MWH) for 1990/91 and was then increased annually by the growth in the RPI PPP : Pool Purchase Price, is the price paid to generators for electricity purchased into the Pool CC : Capacity Charge: CC = LOLP * (VOLL - SMP) is a signal to generators of the necessity for additional generation capacity and to consumers that their consumption has a significant probability of requiring the maximum amount of generating capacity available in that load period UPLIFT : a charge to compensate generators for reserve, plant available but not actually used to meet demand, and startup costs, known only ex post and therefore the only price uncertainty from the day ahead perspective; it is collected over at least 28 Table A pricing periods each day (UPLIFT is zero for Table B pricing periods) according to the formula: Availability Payment/MWh = LOLP*(VOLL - max(SMP, bid price))
UKESTO showcases national energy storage innovation, describing energy storage facilities in the UK and providing data from test beds.
In 2012 the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded the Energy Storage Capital Grants call, where fifteen institutions received 30m pounds of funding across five consortia for the development and testing of energy storage technologies that span application areas. The consortia leads were the University of Birmingham, Imperial College, Loughborough University, the University of Manchester, and the University of Sheffield.
In 2016 these institutions secured a 4m pound investment from EPSRC to deliver the Multi-scale Analysis for Facilities for Energy Storage (MANIFEST) project, where the UK Energy Storage Observatory is a major deliverable.
Rights: Open Access if terms and conditions accepted (ETI UK SAP)
The ETI-funded UKSAP (UK Storage Appraisal Project) provides a fully auditable and defensible overall estimate of UK CO2 storage capacity for CCS in offshore geological formations. <p>The whole UKSAP results have been made available in the CO2 Stored database.</p><p>Most storage reservoirs were modeled as simplified representative structures. Detailed reservoir simulation models known as Exemplar Models were created for two sites, Bunter and Forties. Both were modeled with proprietary geological simulation software Eclipse and Petrel and these models are made available here.</p>
One of the largest databases in the world on the production and trade of minerals, provided by the British Geological Survey (BGS). The data is published each year in three annual publications: World Mineral Production, European Mineral Statistics, UK Minerals Yearbook.The database compilers aim for integrity and accuracy and, for quality control of data, participate in international specialist groups and maintain close links with other mineral statistics providers in Europe and North America.