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Energy Data Resources
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Energy Data Resources

This collection of energy data sources and tools for data analysis was supported in part by the National Science Foundation Award No. 1937137, a collaboration among the World Resources Institute, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, and Duke University. We do not endorse or provide any guarantees about the data or information listed below.

Title Publisher Description Type Topic
100% Renewable Energy Atlas 100-Percent A searchable database and visual representation of renewable energy projects across the world that allows for further research into specific areas. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
15 Years of Power Outages Kaggle Grid disruption data including event that brought the disruption and impacts. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
2019 Distribution System Upgrade Unit Cost Database NREL Datasets containing information pertaining to the costs of upgrading certain parts in PV systems. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
2035 Report: Plummeting Solar, Wind, and Battery Costs Can Accelerate our Clean Electricity Future, Data Explorer University of California Berkeley A tool to visualize and explore trends in the energy industry based on various criteria. (Licensing) Platform General
A global-scale data set of mining areas Vienna University Data on the land area of global mining. (Licensing) Dataset General
AAA Gas Prices AAA Daily gasoline price data for the United States. (Licensing) Platform Fuel, Transportation
Access to Electricity DataHub A dataset that contains percentages of populations that have access to electricity. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity, Access
Access to Electricity University of Calgary A map of the globe that depicts each country’s population percentage that has access electricity. (Licensing) Platform Access
Access to Electricity Data World Bank Data and visuals for the percent of the population that has access to electricity, including global and country figures. (Licensing) Platform Access
Access to Electricity Data (SDG7) IEA Data and visualizations of electricity access for certain regions of the world including Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. (Licensing) Platform Access
Advanced TidGen (Tidal Generation) System Calculations DOE A dataset with the Advanced TidGen cost and cost of energy metrics after a design review. In addition to the LCOE content model and reporting. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Aerial imagery object identification dataset for building and road detection, and building height estimation Duke University For 25 locations across 9 U.S. cities, this dataset provides (1) high-resolution aerial imagery; (2) annotations of over 40,000 building footprints (OSM shapefiles) as well as road polylines; and (3) topographical height data (LIDAR). This dataset can be used as ground truth to train computer vision and machine learning algorithms for object identification and analysis, in particular for building detection and height estimation, as well as road detection. (Licensing) Dataset Building
Africa electricity transmission network (AICD) World Bank Map of Africa's electricity grid (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Africa's Hydropower Future SciDev Data and infographics of current hydropower and its future in Africa, including interactive tools. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Agriculture Energy Tools (Calculators) USDA Four tools used to help with agriculture energy in attempt to help reduce costs to consumers. (Licensing) Platform General
Air Markets Program Data EPA A collection of prepackaged datasets, or customizable datasets, exploring air market programs in the United States. (Licensing) Platform General
Alternative Fueling Station Locator DOE A map of the US and Canada that displays the locations of alternative fueling stations, marked by fuel source. (Licensing) Platform Transportation
Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) The AFDC provides data and tools to help transportation decision makers find ways to reach their energy and economic goals through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures. (Licensing) Platform Environment, Transportation
American Housing Survey U.S. Census Bureau A biennial US housing survey, that includes data on cooking fuel, clothes dryer fuel, main heating fuel, monthly cost for electricity, and other energy-related data among others (Licensing) General
An Atlas of Electricity Esri Interactive mapping and statistical data of energy resources, supply, infrastructure, generation, and consumption in the U.S. (Licensing) Platform General, Electricity
Animal Transportation Database for Beef Cattle (for energy estimates) USDA Data for estimating energy use and greenhouse gas emissions related to cattle transport (Licensing) Dataset General
Annual Technology Baseline NREL Dataset that provides current and projected cost and performance data for renewable and conventional technologies. (Licensing) Dataset General, Renewable Energy
AQUASTAT - Geo-referenced Database on Dams
United Nations A database of dams by continent/regions around the world including descriptive statistics of the dams and their main purposes. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Argonne Geothermal Geochemical Database DOE A dataset containing information for potential geothermal sites; includes physical as well as chemical information about the sites. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Average Electricity Retail Prices Global Energy Institute Data of the average electricity retail price in the US by state. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Average energy prices for the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Prices of household energy costs and gasoline costs in the US by region and major cities. (Licensing) Dataset Fuel
AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) EPA A tool designed to allow the user to assess how energy policy in energy efficiency and renewable energy generation impacts emissions at the federal, state, and local levels. (Licensing) Platform Environment
Bangladesh Energy Overview IAEA A report with energy sector statistics for Bangladesh. (Licensing) Dataset General
Benchmarking Programs & Data Maps ENERGY STAR A map of the United States that displays federal, state, and local areas with ENERGY STAR programs and policies. (Licensing) Platform Efficiency
Bioenergy Resources Statistical Database in Africa African Energy Commission A data source on bioenergy in Africa and its countries that displays population figures, biomass statistics, and physical features of the area. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Biofuels Atlas NREL An interactive map of the United States providing data on biofuel and fossil fuel resources and infrastructure. Includes information on vehicle density and power stations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Biopower Atlas NREL An interactive map of the United States that provides information on biofuel and fossil fuel sources and infrastructure as well as environmental impact locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
BLM coal land leasing data Bureau of Land Management Datasets of the Bureau of Land Management's leasing data for coal production. (Licensing) Dataset General
BLM oil and gas statistics land lease data Bureau of Land Management A database containing statistics and datasets of Bureau of Land Management provided oil and gas leases, permits to drill, and oil and gas wells. (Licensing) Dataset Fuel
BLM solar project list Bureau of Land Management Fact sheet data on Bureau of Land Management's solar energy information in the United States. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Bloomberg NEF Tools Bloomberg New Energy Finance A database from Bloomberg's Renewable Energy research division that contains long-term forecasts, in-depth analysis, and independent proprietary views across the entire spectrum of energy technologies and sectors. (Licensing) Tool Renewable Energy
Boston's Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance City of Boston Environment Department A variety of data including an interactive map providing energy and water metrics for all city owned buildings, commercial buildings more than 35,000 square feet, and residential buildings more than 35,000 square feet or more than 35 units in Boston, MA (Licensing) Platform Building
Brazilian Energy Data Profile Export.Gov Statistics and data on the Brazilian energy sector including supply, consumption, and market information. (Licensing) Dataset General
Building-Level fully labeled Electricity Disaggregation (BLUED) Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Building electricity consumption dataset that contains current and voltage measurements.  (Licensing) Dataset Building
Building Performance Database (BPD) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings. The website allows users to explore the data across real estate sectors and regions, and compare various physical and operational characteristics. (Licensing) Dataset Building
Building Performance Database DOE A dataset covering the energy related statistics of commercial and residential buildings. (Licensing) Platform Building
C-ROADS World Climate Tool Massachusetts Institute of Technology A simulator that maps carbon emissions and temperature rises over time based on the reductions in emissions for certain countries. Allows the user to control the scenarios. (Licensing) Platform Environment
CA Energy Consumption Database California Database for California electricity and natural gas consumption broken down by county or entity. (Licensing) Platform General
CA ISO Price Map California ISO Day-ahead, 15 mins ahead, and real-time costs of the California ISO displayed in an interactive map. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
California Building Energy Benchmarking Program State of California Interactive map providing energy benchmarking data for commercial and multifamily buildings more than 50,000 square feet, and all state agencies in California (Licensing) Platform Building
California Energy Commission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projection Tool NREL EVSE charging station infrastructure by type and county in the state of California. Provides information on count and load profile for each county and state as a whole. (Licensing) Platform Transportation
California Energy Data and Reports California Energy Commission Energy industry statistics and analysis for California including forecasts for electricity and natural gas demand for 10 years. (Licensing) Platform General, Electricity
California ISO Interconnection Queue CAISO Resources related to CAISO's generator interconnection queue (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
California Power System Data California ISO Live, hour ahead, and day ahead forecasting for demand of the California ISO. Includes ability to search for supply, emissions, and pricing. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
California Solar Initiative Data California Distributed Generation Statistics This database comprises of all Investor Owned Utility (IOU) solar photovoltaic (PV) net energy metering interconnection data from the three large California IOUs which include Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).  (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy