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 »
Using Existing Datasets
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 »
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 »
My video describes a mathematical model which predicts which states would best host new solar energy rooftop photovoltaic system installation businesses. It is meant to promote efficient growth of the solar energy market.
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 »
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.
In America, Energy Awareness is still a challenge. Department of Energy has done an excellent job of consolidating energy information. In particular, DSIREUSA.ORG is an excellent tool that identifies the incentives in the respective regional. What we lack is awareness and quantifying the energy usage through the day, week, weekends, and seasons, year over year by various energy users and our facilities energy profile ...more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
One of the biggest problems with the electric industry today is that it insulates the consumer from the "pain" of the wholesale energy market. This should at least be offered as an option to consumers. There is no technical barrier to prevent the implementation of a retail real-time price market to consumers. This should be offered to them as an alternative to the other tariff options they are given. Fifteen states also ...more »