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US Offshore Wind Dataset

Offshore wind development is of rapidly growing interest on the US Eastern seaboard where potentially strong wind energy resource is located in proximity to high priced energy demand centers. However, there is little historic, robust, publicly available wind resource data to guide developers and investors in making informed decisions about the specific siting of offshore wind farms, the wind farm layout, the turbine equipment ...more »

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Thinking of Embodied Energy as a new form of currency

When we take out a loan for a house the most important thing we care about is the total cost and how fast can we pay that back. However, when it comes to things around us people seem to be completely unaware of how much energy it costs to make it. Embodied energy is defined as sum of all the energy required to produce goods or services. The concept can be useful in determining the effectiveness of energy producing/saving ...more »

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Green Button 2.0 - "Best Idea for An Existing Dataset"

Green Button is a great way to get customers, developers and energy providers engaged and excited about the usage of energy. It enables change by allowing access to a dataset previously unavailable. But what if we could make access to this data faster. dataCapable is proposing a change. Push the API to the edge. We'd like to see it at the meter although we understand it's going to take a lot of work with the metering ...more »

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Online Forum to Make Financial Energy Incentives More Effective

Households and businesses choose to be more efficient and “green” if extra effort and money leads to significant savings. The average professional may not be focused on reducing his or her carbon footprint but will be motivated by incentive. The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) addresses this issue by allowing residents and businesses to access financial energy incentives in order to save money ...more »

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Disaggregating form EIA-861

The Energy Information Administration portal to data is enormously useful for understanding the electric utility industry. The Form EIA-860, Annual Electric Generator Report; Form EIA-861, Annual Electric Power Industry Report; and Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report are particularly useful for electric utility analysis analysis. I have used these data-files statistical analysis on utility performance by ownership ...more »

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Datafeed

I believe that many would appreciate any datafeed mechanism that would allow to automatically import and update sets of EIA data to MS Excel or similar using common ways of doing that.

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Team Smart Washa - best idea existing dataset

We love the electric utility rates database. It allows customers to see the cost per kWh. If the market decides to go to time of use (TOU) then we have a pretty neat idea to make this database more valuable. If you could build this as a dynamic platform that updates in real time developers could use this dataset to create smart machines, like a smart washer machine. We When the price is right. The device turns on. ...more »

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Existing Dataset: Targeted Subsidies

As of recently, energy consumption at the residential level has become a hot topic of discussion within the United States. Although we have collectively made great progress over the past decade in becoming more environmentally conscious, we still have room for tremendous improvement. The U.S. government has recognized the need to become more energy efficient by creating subsidies in specific industries such as renewables, ...more »

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Interactive oil&gas infrastructure map

As an analyst in O&G, I have a need for a clear integral vision of the US oil and gas transport infrstructure including main existing and projeted pipelines, refineries and proseccing pants, LNG terminals etc. Geographical price spreads are crucial for today's oil and gas markets, while thay are mainly caused by fast changes in production profiles and unadequate transport capacities. Clear vision of how the oil moves ...more »

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Predictive analytics of near-future energy pricing

Develop predictive analytics software to forecast near-future energy pricing by extracting data from the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) website including the historical prices of gasoline, crude oil, and electricity. Based upon these historical energy pricing trends, predicted weather patterns, location, and Monte-Carlo analysis that predicts future geopolitical events, extreme weather events, discovery ...more »

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Home Energy Score API

We propose a Home Energy Score API to allow home buyers and renters to know the energy performance of a home as part of the purchasing or rental decision. The home energy score should be available on home purchasing sites like MLS, Realtor.com, and Zillow and on apartment rental sites like Rent.com, Airbnb.com and Apartments.com. This information should be as easily accessible as the miles per gallon rating on vehicles ...more »

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Excel Add-in to Pull in EIA Data

Most who visit the EIA, do so to download data into a spreadsheet. For those researches, analysts, and businesses that don't know VBA but wish to retrieve EIA data, we have to go online and re-download it or manually input data each time it's updated- weekly/ monthly/ annually. The EIA's charting feature is helpful, many prefer to manipulate the data themselves, in their own spreadsheets, which is quite time consuming ...more »

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