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How to query data from the ENTSO-E transparency platform using Python?

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Most of the people working in the energy field know the ENTSO-E (European network of transmission system operators for electricity) transparency platform, which is an open-source collection of electricity generation, transportation, and consumption data for the pan-European market.

Data can be downloaded directly on the platform, but more interestingly, also by using the convenient Python API.

If you want to use the Python API, just follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install the Python client for the ENTSO-E platform first. Link to the Github repository.
  2. Register on the ENTSO-E transparency platform: https://transparency.entsoe.eu/homepageLogin
  3. Request an API key by sending an email to transparency@entsoe.eu with “Restful API access” in the subject line. In the email body state your registered email address. You will receive an email when you have been provided with the API key. The key is then visible in your ENTSO-E account under “Web API Security Token”.

After completing the above steps, you are ready to query data from the transparency platform with Python. It is quite handy for any kind of analysis as you get the data in tabular format and for a customizable time range.

If you are interested in the sample code on how to query data from the ENTSO-E transparency platform, please check my extensive post on this topic on TheSmartInsights.com.

 

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Matt Chester on Apr 12, 2021

Great tips, Michael-- can you maybe share a use case about why / how this data might specifically be used for utility professionals to inform their decisions? 

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