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Submitted by (@reidmiller)

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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Submitted by (@sambrooks)

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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Submitted by (@theronegg12)

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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Submitted by (@theraj)

Better Green Button Data Accessibility

Currently access to Green Button data is very restrictive which limits its intended benefits and consumer market penetration. 1. LIMITATION: - The user has to login to their utility company's website with their account login to access the Green Button data. This limits any automated solution by 3rd party providers which is required for real world applications. Otherwise, in almost all cases, the solution fails since ...more »

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Submitted by (@alby00)

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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Submitted by (@margo.lee.smith)

Dataset of Datasets!

My ideal dataset would be a complete dataset containing all of the Department of Energy Datasets. In looking for data for this contest it was difficult to navigate the many different websites and data formats currently used by different branches of the DOE. To be able to fully use the rich data available it would be very helpful to have a single dataset that contained each of the other datasets in a consistent and coordinated ...more »

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Submitted by (@henry.brown)

Server room rack energy modeling tool

Mid size server rooms need open source tools to evaluate rack components for energy efficiency. Cornell has proposed using wireless antennae to replace fiber and ether connections. http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~jyshin/papers/ancs2012_shin.pdf This could save energy but may complicate rack design and security. Vendors have promoted Converged Network Adapters (CNA) and supporting switches to save energy. CNAs complicate rack ...more »

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Submitted by (@scott0)

National Solar Gardens Database

California, Colorado, and other states are beginning to experiment with an idea called “Solar Gardens,” a concept where a group of homeowners band together to pay for solar panels on a remote property. The consumer gets all of the benefits of having installed the panels on their own home, but without the delay and challenge of doing so. Since the panels are installed on an ideal site, the panels are cheaper to install, ...more »

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Submitted by (@ryancook)

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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Submitted by (@krg000)

Predicting Potential for Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit

The dataset I dream for is a representative sample of residential monthly energy billing data, ideally for both gas and electric, by climate zone for the United States. This dataset would ideally include 3-5 years of monthly data for a subsample of homes in each of the Department of Energy’s 8 defined defined climate zones and the “marine, dry, moist” subdivisions thereof. Ideally, this subsample would include 250,000-500,000 ...more »

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Submitted by (@daithiquinn)

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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Submitted by (@backtothefuturegrid)

Open Solar Radiation - Wish List Data Set

Greetings Earthlings - Edison figured it out over a 100 years ago. Localize supply at demand. You are finally going back to the future. You are building solar panels across your planet. But you have missed a network. A network of solar radiation sensors. Build this network to understand the expected generation of solar panels. Then open this data. Share this data with developers. The developers will uncover spectacular ...more »

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