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.

Namesort ascending Publisher Description Type Topic
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Building-Level fully labeled Electricity Disaggregation (BLUED) Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Building electricity consumption dataset that contains current and voltage measurements.  Dataset Building
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
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