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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
National Inventory of Dams US Army Corps of Engineers A database to search general information about dams in the United States by state. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
National-level Energy Consumption Data Searchable data on energy consumption and production by country. (Licensing) Dataset General
National Oil and Gas Assessments USGS A tool to discover previously unknown oil and natural gas deposits in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Fuel
National Pipeline Mapping System Department of Transportation: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration An interactive map of the United States that allows for the laying of filters at the county levels to visualize national pipelines, accidents, and land boundries. (Licensing) Dataset General
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) NREL develops datasets, maps, models, and tools for the analysis of energy and energy efficiency technologies. (Licensing) Discoverability Service Renewable Energy
National Residential Efficiency Measures Database NREL A database constructed to assist in modeling the most cost-effective way to retrofit a home to be more energy efficient. (Licensing) Dataset Building, Efficiency
National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) NSRDB is a serially complete collection of meteorological and solar irradiance data sets for the United States and a growing list of international locations. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
National Solar Radiation Database Data Viewer NREL An interactive map with filters from the National Solar Radiation Database that allows the user to visualize irradiance in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
National Surveys on Energy and Environment University of Michigan A database of climate change, energy, and environmental datasets. (Licensing) Dataset General, Environment
Natural Resources Revenue Data Department of Interior Datasets for payments, disbursements, and production of natural resources taken from federal and Native American lands. (Licensing) Platform General
New Electric Generating Plants in Texas Public Utility Commission of Texas Various maps of the electrical grid and industry in Texas. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
New England Power System Data ISO New England Real-time power grid information for New England's six states provided in maps, charts, and datasets. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
New Renewable Energy (Map) Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Indonesia) A map of Indonesia that allows for filters of energy industry infrastructure locations. (Licensing) Platform General
Nigeria Energy Overview IAEA Statistics and figures of Nigeria's energy industry including production and consumption information. (Licensing) Dataset General
Nighttime Lights (and Human Transportation) NOAA Nighttime lights, daily flight, shipping vessels, and roads on a map - showing "where people live, work, and consume energy" (Licensing) Dataset General
North American Energy Infrastructure Map North American Cooperation of Energy Information A map of North America (US, Canada, & Mexico) that has filtering for energy infrastructure and resource data. (Licensing) Platform General
NRG Asset Map NRG A visual map of NRG electrical generation sites including type and locations across the world. (Licensing) Platform General
NY Power System Data New York ISO Datasets for real time and day ahead market operations for New York's energy market in the US. (Licensing) Platform General
NYC Energy & Water Performance Map NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability Interactive map providing energy use, water use, and emissions datas for private buildings over 50,000 square feet (25,000 square feet since 2017) and public sector buildings over 10,000 square feet in New York City, NY (Licensing) Platform Building
NYISO Interconnection Queue New York ISO (NYISO) NYISO interconnection process information, and contains link to datafile of NYISO interconnection queue (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
ODYSSEE Database: European Energy Efficiency Data & Indicators European Commission A database for energy consumption and energy efficiency for EU and additional countries. (Licensing) Platform General
OECD Countries Energy Data Summary OECD A dataset and visual display of energy generation in OECD nations that allows for the segmentation into nuclear generation and various country categories (OECD, EU, G7, G20, etc.). (Licensing) Platform Nuclear Energy
Offshore Resources Data Center Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Database containing multiple topics under offshore resources including leasing, pipeline, well, rig, and production data. (Licensing) Platform Fuel
Oil and Gas Data, 1932-2014 Harvard Dataverse A timeseries dataset for global oil and das production, prices an export information. (Licensing) Dataset Fuel
Oil Information Statistics OECD A databank that allows the user to construct datasets specific to OECD information ranging from general statistics, socio-economic factors, environmental conditions, etc. (Licensing) Platform Fuel
OPEC Data Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) This database that puts up OPEC Reference Basket (ORB) comprises of the basket price for the crude oil from various exporting nations. (Licensing) Dataset Fuel, General
Open Charge Map Open Charge Map A global map that provides charging station locations and their status for EVs. (Licensing) Platform Transportation
Open data for global energy company's projects for research use EDP Open Data Select open access data from EDP's wind and solar energy generation sites. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Open Infrastructure Map An interactive global map that allows the user to visualize the "hidden" infrastructure of various power sources. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
Outlook for Energy: A Perspective to 2040 ExxonMobil A global perspective of energy demand and production projected to 2040 and broken down into different regions. (Licensing) Dataset General
Outlook for Energy Data ExxonMobil The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s view of energy demand and supply through 2040. This data will help in making a forecast regarding energy transition to meet the needs of the growing population.  (Licensing) Dataset Fuel, General
Outlook for Modern Cooking Energy Access in Central America Figshare Tables and figures demonstrating Central America's electricity market and demand. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity, Access
Overview of electricity production and use in Europe European Environment Agency Graphs and infographics of European energy generation by country. It includes efficiency, carbon intensity, generation, and consumption. (Licensing) Platform General
Pakistan Residential Electricity Consumption Dataset Lahore University A dataset of electricity consumption patterns for developing countries. Intended to help develop smart grids and better demand-side management. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Pan-European Thermal Atlas Heat Roadmap Europe A map of Europe that provides information on thermal statistics including excess heat, heat demand, cool demand, solar thermal district heating, etc. (Licensing) Platform General
PEAK: Platform for Energy Access Knowledge Power for All A global map allowing the layering of information including socioeconomic considerations for specific countries to solar potential for the globe. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Pecan Street Dataport University of Texas This database includes minute-interval appliance-level customer electricity use from nearly 1,000 houses and apartments in Pecan Street's multi-state residential electricity use research, as well as ERCOT market operations. (Licensing) Dataset Building
Petroleum Deposit Data Peace Research Institute Oslo A dataset containing the locations of all known oil and gas deposits in the world. Distinguished between on-shore and off-shore. (Licensing) Dataset Fuel
Philadelphia Building Energy Benchmarking City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability A variety of data including an interactive map providing energy benchmarking data for commercial and residential buildings more than 50,000 square feet in Philadelphia, PA (Licensing) Platform Building
Photovoltaic GIS European Commission Open access data of photovoltaic performance, meteorological data, and solar radiation at different time intervals at the global level. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
PJM data PJM Interconnection LLC (PJM) Real-time and historical statistics surrounding ISO operations of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland state. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
PJM Data Miner PJM A database containing numerous datasets covering credit, generation, load, pricing, and system information for the PJM interconnection. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
PJM Interconnection Queue Pennsylvania New Jersey Maryland Interconnection (PJM) PJM's new services queue for electricity generation projects (Licensing) Platform Electricity
PLEXOS-World 2015 Global Electricity Model University College Cork (Ireland) Global electricity model simulating the dispatch of over 30,000 existing power plants across 164 countries. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Plug Load Appliance Identification Dataset (PLAID) Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) PLAID includes short voltage and current measurements sampled at 30 kHz from 11 different appliance types present in more than 60 households in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (Licensing) Dataset Building
PlugShare - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Map PlugShare A global map that allows for the searching and display of charging stations for electric vehicles. (Licensing) Platform Transportation
Population Exposure Estimates in Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants NASA Dataset providing global information on location and proximity attributes of nuclear power plants. (Licensing) Platform Nuclear Energy
Portland Commercial Building Energy Performance Map City of Portland Interactive map providing energy data for commercial buildings in Portland, OR (Licensing) Platform Building
Power Data Portal Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory A searchable database regarding electric distribution and voltage phase angles. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
Power Outage Data for US: IP Address Scans Mendeley A dataset to estimate power outages in the US in real time. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity