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Enabling Distributed Generation with Open Grid Data

Distributed renewable energy generation—particularly solar PV—has grown dramatically in the last few years, but developers continue to be obstructed by soft costs and implementation barriers. The federal government is already working to address this problem through DOE’s Sunshot Initiative—partially by encouraging utilities and local governments to streamline their solar permitting and approval processes—but there is ...more »

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Smart Meter Interval Data: Availability Info Needed

Smart meter installations and pledges to support Green Button have been a big step in the right direction. Yet, at present, many utility consumers cannot access their data from newly installed meters. Ultimately, a meter is only "smart" if its data is available to its user. PROBLEM Information about smart meter "deployment" is usually narrowly focused on whether advanced ("smart") metering infrastructure (AMI) has ...more »

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Voluntary Submission of Greenbutton Data

We propose creation of a publically available greenbutton data set by allowing utility customers to voluntarily upload relevant data along with key parameters related to building(home or business). The data set would include five relational databases as follows. 1) building description – a) location [zip code and or census tract]; b) year constructed; c) size; d) number of stories; e) structure type [wood frame, structural ...more »

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Macro and Personal View of Energy Usage Across Functions

The average person has a siloed view of energy consumption. There is currently no a way to compare across different types of energy use. This makes it difficult to have a solid understanding of where and how to make an impact. It also leaves a large gap in personal and public understanding of energy consumption. There are some basic questions that we, the general public, cannot answer about energy usage. For example, ...more »

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Green Energy Tracker

Renewable energy production has been rapidly growing in the US in recent years. Energy consumers have opportunities to learn about renewable energy, but they do not have access to data about the actual renewable energy production or usage. Access to such data may help create awareness of when renewable energy is most available to consumers and when is the peak of energy usage occurs in general. (More details about application ...more »

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Current, forecast, and historic generator output/capacity

Utility companies may have opposite objectives than the consumer. A utility may be content to generate electricity during peak hours, at high emissions, and sell to consumers at high rates. Consumers may be driven by different objectives. They may buy smart appliances which already respond to time-of-use pricing or emergency demand response signals from the utility. A new electricity generation web service directly from ...more »

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A Real Time Residential Energy Dataset - "Wish List Dataset"

Wish List Dataset: A Real Time Residential Energy Dataset U.S Energy Information Administration, we have a wish. Could you make the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) real time? Sounds impossible? A daunting task? It's not! Over open API's (format agnostic) you could drive change in the industry. Allow utilities to rethink the customers homes. Gain actionable insight that is already available but not being ...more »

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Standardize all energy data with US Census Boundaries

I propose that all datasets that are released from any governmental organization should be standardized in such a way such that they are easily relatable to the units of measurement that the US Census uses (preferably, counties, tracts, block-groups and blocks). At the moment, data provided by the Federal Government is near impossible to relate to small spatial units (for example a block-group contains ~1000s of people). ...more »

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Why is my bill so high?

In most parts of the country, heating and cooling drives energy demand. Many companies are looking to explore the relationship between energy and weather and provide homeowners with actionable insights into understanding and controlling their utility spending. One area of focus is developing software applications that correlate energy use patterns measured by smart meters with easily obtained outside temperature observations. ...more »

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Comprehensive Data on Wind Farm Production By Site

Our dream dataset: open data on the actual realized performance of all wind farms in the US, and/or any data it holds on actual measured wind resources at different sites, in any format the DOE chooses. We believe this data could be captured from Treasury/DOE records on production tax credit reporting, which were required of all US wind farms over the past few years. With this data, the wind industry in general, and ...more »

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Working in harmony with the earth

The information regarding ground source heat pumps (gshp) is available in many data sets. The problem is not finding the information, the problem is that not enough people are aware of the technology. Gshp's are the most trustable, reliable and economical renewable technology on the market and yet few are aware of it. In some states the laws that prohibit drilling or the use of water sources make even considering going ...more »

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Solar generation potential from roofs

A database of the solar energy generation potential for every roof in the U.S. based upon direct sunshine (not just by region but by building- shaded by trees, shaded by other buildings etc), roof direction/layout.

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