As new sources of data and tools for data analysis emerge related to energy research projects, we collect that information here to share with energy data researchers and practitioners. Many of these data sets have been used in energy projects, particularly for Energy Data Analytics Lab research.

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Aerial imagery object identification dataset for building and road detection, and building height estimation Duke University Energy Initiative For 25 locations across 9 U.S. cities, this dataset provides (1) high-resolution aerial imagery; (2) annotations of over 40,000 building footprints (OSM shapefiles) as well as road polylines; and (3) topographical height data (LIDAR). This dataset can be used as ground truth to train computer vision and machine learning algorithms for object identification and analysis, in particular for building detection and height estimation, as well as road detection. Dataset Building
Air Markets Program Data U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) AMPD is a web-based application that allows users to access both current and historical data collected as part of EPA's emissions trading programs. AMPD provides a query tool to create custom queries of industry source emissions data, allowance data, compliance data, etc. Data Repository Environment
Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) The AFDC provides data and tools to help transportation decision makers find ways to reach their energy and economic goals through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures. Data Repository Environment, Transportation
Bioenergy Library (KDF) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) The database contains hundreds of publications, data sets, and models specifically related to bio-energy production, distribution, delivery, and end use. Data Repository Renewable Energy
Bloomberg NEF Tools Bloomberg New Energy Finance A proprietary database from Bloomberg's Renewable Energy research division that contains long-term forecasts, in-depth analysis, and independent proprietary views across the entire spectrum of energy technologies and sectors. Tool Renewable Energy
Building Performance Database (BPD) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings. The website allows users to explore the data across real estate sectors and regions, and compare various physical and operational characteristics. Dataset Building
Building-Level fully labeled Electricity Disaggregation (BLUED) Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Building electricity consumption dataset that contains current and voltage measurements.  Dataset Building
California Solar Initiative Data California Distributed Generation Statistics This database comprises of all Investor Owned Utility (IOU) solar photovoltaic (PV) net energy metering interconnection data from the three large California IOUs which include Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).  Dataset Renewable Energy
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Primary climate-change data and information analysis center of the DOE. Database contains information primarily on CO2-related issues. Data Repository Environment
Commercial and Residential Hourly Load Profiles for all TMY3 Locations in the U.S. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) This dataset contains hourly load profile data for 16 commercial building types and residential buildings. Hourly load profiles are available for over all TMY3 locations in the U.S.  Dataset Building
Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The CREST is an economic cash flow model designed to allow policymakers, regulators, and the renewable energy community to assess project economics, design cost-based incentives, and evaluate the impact of various state and federal support structures. Tool Policy, Renewable Energy
CT Solar Scorecard Data Driven Yale This scorecard measures your municipality’s impact on residential solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment in Connecticut, and how your town is contributing to the state's goal for 300MW of residential solar PV.  Tool Renewable Energy
Data Battery Inside Energy (IE) The Data Battery is the repository that contains all datasets used in Inside Energy's stories and reporting.  Data Repository Storage
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) NC Clean Energy Technology Center Information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. DSIRE includes a number of resources for developers, policymakers, researchers, and the general public.  Dataset Policy, Renewable Energy
DI Basic DrillingInfo Drillinginfo contains a proprietary database on gas and oil sector. It also offers services that provide the predictive tools and technology needed to drive exploration decisions. Data Repository Fossil Fuels
Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) U.K. Gov - Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy This database presents statistics on electricity from generation through to sales and includes statistics on generating capacity, fuel used for generation, load factors and efficiencies. It also includes a map showing the electricity network in the U.K. and the location of the main power stations.  Data Repository Electricity
Distributed Solar PV Array Location and Extent Data Set for Remote Sensing Object Identification Duke University Energy Initiative This dataset contains the location and polygonal outlines for over 19,000 solar panels across 601 high-resolution aerial images from four cities in California. Dataset applications include training object detection and other machine learning algorithms that use remote sensing imagery, developing specific algorithms for predictive detection of distributed PV systems, and analysis of the socioeconomic correlates of PV deployment. Dataset Renewable Energy
Electric Utility Industry Financial Data and Trend Analysis Edison Electric Institute (EEI) EEI represents a wide range of industry financial metrics and data covering the U.S. investor-owned electric utility companies. Dataset Electricity
Electricity Consumption & Occupancy (ECO) Distributed Systems Group The ECO data set is a comprehensive data set for non-intrusive load monitoring and occupancy detection research. It was collected in 6 Swiss households over a period of 8 months. Dataset Building
electricityMap Tomorrow This tool maps the carbon intensity by electricity consumption and its impact on climate. By using its forecasted marginal signals, smart devices can anticipate optimal charging times, leading to lower emissions and lower electricity costs. Tool Electricity, Environment
Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) eGRID is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of almost all electric power generated in the United States.  Dataset Electricity, Environment
Energy and Mining Data World Bank (WB) World Bank's World Development Indicator data focusing on energy production, use, dependency, and efficiency.  Dataset General
Energy Data Request Program San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) The data sets contain customer energy usage data by customer type (Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural) that has been aggregated by zip code for the state of California. Dataset Electricity, Fossil Fuels
Energy Statistics Database United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) Comprehensive energy statistics for UN countries on the production, trade, conversion and final consumption of primary and secondary; conventional and non-conventional; and new and renewable sources of energy. Data Repository General
EnergyPlus (E+) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) This is a whole building energy simulation program to model both energy consumption and water use in buildings. Tool Building
Enipedia Delft University of Technology Enipidea provides data on world power plants, electricity production and its storage and natural gas infrastructure. It provides the tools that allow for data from different sources to be connected, queried, and visualized from different perspectives. Data Repository Electricity
ERCOT Data Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Real-time and historical statistics surrounding ISO operations of the Texas region. Dataset Electricity
European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) European Environment Agency (EEA) Europe-wide register that provides easily accessible key environmental data from industrial facilities in European Union Member States and in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland. Dataset Environment
Eurostat Energy Database European Commission This repository provides consolidated information on various statistics at European level which can be compared and analyzed amidst various European nations.  Data Repository General
Form EIA-860 Data U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) The survey Form EIA-860 collects generator-level specific information about existing and planned generators and associated environmental equipment at electric power plants with 1 megawatt or greater of combined nameplate capacity.  Dataset Electricity
Gainesville Green Acceleration This tool calculates relevant comparisons for home energy use and displays detailed information about household performance. Users can view, analyze, and understand how they use energy and compare with their peers. Tool Renewable Energy
GapMinder Data Gapminder Foundation Gapminder serves as a vast data repository with global statistics on various energy and environment indicators like CO2 emissions per person and consumption details of various renewable and non-renewable forms of energy. Data Repository General
Geographic Information System (GIS) Data National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) This database contains geographic information system (GIS) data resources for a variety of renewable energy technologies that can be used in GIS software applications. Data Repository Renewable Energy
Global Energy Storage Database U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) The DOE Global Energy Storage Database provides up-to-date information on grid-connected energy storage projects and relevant state and federal policies. Dataset Policy, Storage
Global Power Plant Database World Resources Institute (WRI) The Global Power Plant Database is an open source database of power plants around the world. Each power plant is geolocated and entries contain information on plant capacity, generation, ownership, and fuel type.  Data Repository Electricity, Environment
GREEND Electrical Energy Dataset Lakeside Labs GREEND is an energy dataset containing power measurements collected from multiple households in Austria and Italy. It provides detailed energy profiles on a per-device basis with a sampling rate of 1 Hz. Dataset Building
IEA Online Data International Energy Agency (IEA) This chart provides basic statistics on world energy use and consumption like primary energy supply, net energy imports, electricity consumption, CO2 emissions etc. Dataset General
Indian Village Satellite Imagery and Energy Access Dataset Duke University Energy Initiative This dataset contains remote sensing data and estimates of electricity access rates for every village in the state of Bihar, India. Dataset General
Integrated Environmental Control Model (IECM) Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) IECM is a computer-modeling program that performs a systematic cost and performance analyses of emission control equipment at coal-fired power plants.  Tool Electricity, Environment
ISO New England Data ISO New England Real-time and historical statistics surrounding ISO operations of the New England. Dataset Electricity
JODI Oil and Gas Database Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) JODI database contains data on market situations of oil and gas and other byproducts for 70+ countries.  Dataset Fossil Fuels
Landsat on Amazon Web Services Amazon/ U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat 8 is an ongoing collection of satellite imagery of all land on Earth produced by the Landsat 8 satellite and is available for anyone to use via Amazon S3. Tool General
List of power stations around the world Wikipedia This is a list of many power stations around the world by country or region. Dataset Electricity
List of Power Stations in India Wikipedia Wikipedia article listing many power plants in India. Dataset Electricity
List of the largest nuclear power stations in the United States Wikipedia This article lists the largest nuclear power stations in the United States, in terms of Nameplate capacity. Dataset Nuclear Energy
List of the largest power stations in the United States Wikipedia This article lists the largest power stations in the United States, in terms of Terawatt-hours produced annually based on 2014 numbers. Dataset Electricity
Lists of the largest power stations in the world Wikipedia Lists of the largest power stations in the world Dataset Electricity
MISO data Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Real-time and historical statistics surrounding ISO operations for the midcontinent region.  Dataset Electricity
National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED) UK Government Data compiled by the UK government to understand the relationship between energy use and energy efficiency. Dataset General
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) This database contains NOAA provided data on weather, climate, oceans, and satellite imagery.  Data Repository Environment
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) NREL provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems. Explore datasets, maps, models, and tools for the analysis of energy and energy efficiency technologies developed by NREL. Data Repository Renewable Energy
National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) NSRDB is a serially complete collection of meteorological and solar irradiance data sets for the United States and a growing list of international locations. Dataset Renewable Energy
NILM Datasets NILM Wiki NILM wiki provides publicly available real-world data that can be used to compare the performance of various NILM techniques. Data Repository Building
NYISO data New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) Real-time and historical statistics surrounding ISO operations of the New York state. Dataset Electricity
OPEC Data Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) This database that puts up OPEC Reference Basket (ORB) comprises of the basket price for the crude oil from various exporting nations. Dataset Fossil Fuels, General
Open PV Project National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Database of photovoltaic (PV) installation data for the United States. This database serves as a web-based resource for users to explore and understand the current and past trends of the US PV industry.  Data Repository Renewable Energy
Outlook for Energy Data ExxonMobil The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s view of energy demand and supply through 2040. This data will help in making a forecast regarding energy transition to meet the needs of the growing population.  Dataset Fossil Fuels, General
Pecan Street Dataport University of Texas This database includes minute-interval appliance-level customer electricity use from nearly 1,000 houses and apartments in Pecan Street's multi-state residential electricity use research, as well as ERCOT market operations. Dataset Building
PJM data PJM Interconnection LLC (PJM) Real-time and historical statistics surrounding ISO operations of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland state. Dataset Electricity
Plug Load Appliance Identification Dataset (PLAID) Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) PLAID includes short voltage and current measurements sampled at 30 kHz from 11 different appliance types present in more than 60 households in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Dataset Building
Power Plant Satellite Imagery Dataset Duke University Energy Initiative This dataset contains satellite imagery of 4,454 power plants within the United States. The imagery is provided at two resolutions: 1m (4-band NAIP imagery with near-infrared) and 30m (Landsat 8, pan sharpened to 15m). Dataset Electricity
Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) PRIS is a comprehensive database focusing on nuclear power plants worldwide and contains information on power reactors in operation, under construction, or those being decommissioned. Dataset Nuclear Energy
Project Sunroof Google Personalized roof analysis to assess the viability of residential solar. Solar savings are calculated using roof size and shape, shaded roof areas, local weather, local electricity prices, solar costs, and estimated incentives over time. Tool Renewable Energy
Railroad Commission of Texas Statistics Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Contains research and statistics on individual Texan oil and gas companies. This site also contains Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) fields & concentrations listings.  Dataset Fossil Fuels
Reference Energy Disaggregation Data Set (REDD) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Several weeks of power data for 6 different homes and high-frequency current/voltage data for the main power supply of two of these homes. Dataset Building
Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The REFTI project is an initiative designed to track renewable energy project financing terms. Information tracked through the project includes debt interest rates, equity returns, financial structure applied, power purchasing agreement duration, and other information. Dataset Renewable Energy
Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) The RECS data includes energy characteristics on the housing unit, usage patterns, household demographics, energy costs and usage for heating, cooling, appliances and other end uses.  Data Repository Building
Resource Watch World Resources Institute (WRI) It features hundreds of data sets on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens and allows users to visualize challenges from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration, and more. Data Repository General
Solar Radiation Data (SoDa) MINES ParisTech and Transvalor Dpt The Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2) is a web service that delivers time series of Temperature (at 2 m), Relative Humidity (at 2 m), Pressure (at 2 m), Wind speed and direction (at 10 m), Rainfall, Snowfall and Snow depth. Data Repository Renewable Energy
SPP data Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Real-time and historical statistics surrounding ISO operations of the South West region. Dataset Electricity
Statistical Review of World Energy British Petroleum (BP) BP's own energy production/consumption dataset, similar to IEA and EIA. Dataset General
System Advisor Model (SAM) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Performance and financial model designed to facilitate decision making for people involved in the renewable energy industry. Tool Renewable Energy
The Almanac of Minutely Power dataset Version 2 (AMPds2) Simon Fraser University The AMPds2 aims to help researchers test their models, systems, algorithms, or prototypes on real house data. It includes environmental and utility billing data for cost analysis. Dataset Building
The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) The CBECS is a national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S. commercial buildings, including their energy-related building characteristics and energy usage data (consumption and expenditures). Data Repository Building
The Controlled On/Off Loads Library (COOLL) University of Orléans, France COOLL is a dataset of high-sampled electrical current and voltage measurements representing individual appliances consumption. 42 appliances (mainly controllable) of 12 types were measured at a 100 kHz sampling frequency. Dataset Building
The Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) This site provides national foundation-level geospatial data within the open public domain that can be useful to support community preparedness, resiliency, research, and more. Data Repository General
The Rainforest Automation Energy Dataset (RAE) Simon Fraser University This paper presents the Rainforest Automation Energy (RAE) dataset to help smart grid researchers test their algorithms that make use of smart meter data. In addition to power data, environmental and sensor data from the house’s thermostat is included. Dataset Building
Tracebase Dataset Technische Universität Darmstadt The tracebase data set is a collection of power consumption traces of electrical appliances which can be used in energy analytics research. Dataset Building
Transportation Energy Databook (TEDB) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) The TEDB represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. Dataset Environment, Transportation
Uranium Geochemical Data U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) data Dataset Nuclear Energy
Utility Rate Database (URDB) OpenEI The Utility Rate Database (URDB) is a free storehouse of rate structure information from utilities in the United States. It includes rates for utilities based on the authoritative list of U.S. utility companies maintained by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).  Dataset Electricity
Utility Solar Database Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) Comprehensive database of solar projects, programs, market data, policies and regulations organized by electric utility company. Data Repository Policy, Renewable Energy
Wiki-Solar WolfeWare Limited Wiki-Solar provides information about the deployment of solar photovoltaic power stations of 4 MWAC and above with over 150 GW of capacity of utility-scale projects both operating and under development. Data Repository Renewable Energy
Wind Energy Data U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. Dataset Renewable Energy
Wind Integration National Dataset Toolkit (WIND) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The WIND Toolkit includes meteorological conditions and turbine power for more than 126,000 sites in the continental United States for the years 2007–2013. Dataset Renewable Energy