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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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Leveraging Natural Gas Data

Improving the Green Button Initiative: The Green Button Initiative has made great strides in making electricity consumption more transparent, but consumption of natural gas is a blind spot. As a result, end-use natural gas data should be incorporated into the Green Button program to provide a clearer perspective on energy use. This strategy would leverage and complement existing Green Button data and ultimately provide ...more »

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Community Energy Use Mapping

City's and communities wishing to plan and implement community-scale energy reduction, energy efficiency, and clean energy system (ex. district energy, community-scale solar, etc.) deployment lack information on their community’s energy use. Efforts in NYC and San Francisco-using benchmarking laws for data collection-have been able to spatially understand the use of energy resources (ex. elec, ng, fuel oil) throughout ...more »

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Oroeco - Earn rewards for living your values!

In our globalized world we are increasingly removed from the production systems that create the products and services we use everyday. Each dollar we spend and invest has social and environmental impacts linked to global supply chains we depend upon, we just can’t easily see these impacts, compare choices and add everything up. We’re voting with our wallets every day, but we don’t really know what we’re voting for and ...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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Energy Analyst

Energy Analyst is a web application designed to analyze the energy efficiency of a variety of common home and building characteristics. It does this by showing the energy consumption of two different building profiles. For example, a comparison between 2 different heating technologies, radiator vs. heat pump can be run to see the difference in energy consumption across a sampling of over 1500 homes in the United States. ...more »

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e-Lite Power Use Planner with Green Button Usage Data

No two electrons are created with equal emissions. The mix of electricity sources to any neighborhood changes every five minutes. The emission intensity can change by a factor of two or three within the same day! Imagine home and business owners checking their mobile apps each day to find the cleanest time to use electricity in their neighborhood that week. Emission Information´s (EI) technology and the e-Lite mobile ...more »

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Street Light

About 10% of street lights in US are brightly lit during daytime and essentially waste the electricity due to faulty photosensors. The photosensors are not being repaired for extended periods of time (~ months). The application's functionality would be to record a picture of street light(s) and any street lighting fixtures that supposed to operate during night only, but due to broken photosensor operates (and wastes ...more »

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Climate Resilient Grid for Renewable Energy Trading Platform

Problem: A 95% confidence level for man-made anthropogenic emissions as the cause of climate change (global warming) necessitates a transition from a fossil-fuel based paradigm of energy, to a paradigm of conditionally infinite resources of energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal, among others. This necessity is justified by (1) the ‘cost’ of severe-weather related damage on infrastructure and; (2) the potential ...more »

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Power Gambit: A country-wide energy prospecting game

How can we engage the public with the available storehouse of energy data? Visualizations and infographics are compelling, but rarely incorporate a call to action. Given the right tools to access this data, engaged citizens could potentially find solutions to rising energy demands. Crowd sourcing new plans for energy generation on a local level could inform policy and commercial decisions. The Power Gambit app would ...more »

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Home Energy Hunt

Looking for a place to buy or rent is a difficult task. There are many things to take into account, location, rent, and neighborhood to note a few. The one thing that is missing in this list tho is the cost of energy. Energy costs represent a significant monthly expense that few people take into account when calculating whether or not they can afford a given place. Home Energy Hunt was created out of a need to add energy ...more »

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A “Group-on” for Electric Utilities

Problem statement: We propose an app to drive and facilitate a new operation mode for electric utilities: neighborhood-level discounts as reward for reduced energy consumption in a smart grid setting. This idea is inspired by Groupon, a website that sells products based on consumer consensus. By analogy, we propose that when enough people collectively agree to reduce energy consumption or to shift energy consumption ...more »

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