This collection of energy data sources and tools for data analysis was supported in part by the National Science Foundation Award No. 1937137, a collaboration among the World Resources Institute, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, and Duke University. We do not endorse or provide any guarantees about the data or information listed below.

Namesort descending Publisher Description Type Topic
Global daily solar radiation data OpenSolarDB An open data source with average daily solar radiation at the ground level globally. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Global Dam Watch Map (Includes Hydropower) Global Dam Watch A global map and datasets for locations and types of dams constructed in each country. (Licensing) Platform General
Global Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 IEA A report that provides EV data both with current status and projected statistics for the globe. (Licensing) Platform Transportation
Global energy information data overview IRENA Global data and statistics on renewable energy capacity, generation, and energy balances. (Licensing) Platform General
Global Energy Infrastructure Predictive Mapping gridfinder A map of the world that displays transmission lines, distribution, and electrification targets. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
Global Energy Outlook Resources for the Future An interactive graph that displays global energy outlooks depending on energy type, energy sector, country or region and year. (Licensing) Platform General
Global Energy Resources database Shell A database that offers visualizations for the world's potential for each major energy source including renewables by country. (Licensing) Platform General
Global Energy Storage Database DOE A database that contains energy storage projects and policies listed under the DOE, (Licensing) Platform Storage
Global Geothermal Power Plant Map ThinkGeoEnergy A map of the world that displays geothermal power plant locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Global geothermal power plants data European Commission, Joint Research Centre An EU developed dataset that provides the locations worldwide of existing geothermal hotspots including highlights of the report's findings. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Global Hydropower Database Figshare A database of hydropower plants and their generation capacity in 134 countries. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Global Map of Coal Plants CarbonBrief A global map of coal power plants displaying generation figures both visually and graphically since 2000. Includes filters for closed plants, planned construction, and specifying scope of view. (Licensing) Platform General, Electricity
Global Model of Electrical Transmission Facebook A model predicting the locations of medium voltage grids in six selected African countries. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Global Natural Gas Atlas Snam A map of existing natural gas pipelines around the world. It includes specification into each region. (Licensing) Platform Fuel
Global Nighttime Lights WRI A specific dataset within the Resource watch collection that provides an overview of light use at night across the world. (Licensing) Platform General
Global Nuclear Plants Map Nuclear Planet A map of the world that displays nuclear power plants for each country and generation specifics. Platform Electricity
Global offshore renewable map 4COffshore A map the world offering specific locations of offshore renewable energy generation sites. It includes specific information on the site once selected including owner, developer, and capacity. Platform Renewable Energy
Global Oil & Gas Features Database DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information A database of oil and gas infrastructure data (Licensing) Dataset Fuel
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.  (Licensing) Data Repository Electricity, Environment
Global Renewable Energy Demand by Sector IRENA Two tools that provide renewable energy consumption by country, technology, and year, as well as predicted future trends. Platform Renewable Energy
Global solar resource distribution Global Solar Atlas An interactive global map that provides solar potential with specific measurements available at chosen locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Global Transportation Demand Development with Impacts on the Energy Demand and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in a Climate-Constrained World LUT University (Finland) Global energy and emissions data for the transportation sector. (Licensing) Dataset Transportation
Global wind power market intelligence platform/dataset The Wind Power Database containing information on the number, capacity, and further details on the world's wind turbines. Data can be broken down by country or windfarm. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Global wind resource distribution Global Wind Atlas An interactive global map that provides wind speeds and allows for the specification of location and the layering of additional metrics. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Green Building Information Gateway US Green Building Council A tool to help visualize and report on LEED certified green building productions across the world. (Licensing) Platform Building, Efficiency
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. (Licensing) Dataset Building
Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator EPA A tool to help translate various daily emissions levels into understandable levels of greenhouse gas emissions. (Licensing) Platform Environment
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program EPA Data of greenhouse gas emissions data reported by large emission sites. (Licensing) Platform Environment
Grid Emission Factors Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Emissions data from electrical generation at the global level for analysis and research. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Grid emissions intensity score/impact Watttime An interactive system that allows the user to see how clean the electrical grid is in the US, parts of Canada, the EU and Australia. Platform Electricity
Gridded Night Lights (India) NOAA/SHRUG Collection of shared datasets pertaining specifically to India including their use of lights at night over the years. Platform General
GridKit: European and North-American extracts University of Groningen High voltage transmission network data for North America and Europe. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Gulf of Mexico Oil & Gas Leases US BOEM A database containing information collected by the BOEM for the Gulf of Mexico in three variations: interactive maps, shapefiles, and geodatabases. (Licensing) Platform Fuel
Harmonised global datasets of wind and solar farm locations and power (paper) Nature (University of Southhampton, UK) Academic research of global solar and wind farm locations and totals. Note that some geospatial information is not available in the open data provided. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Hourly load curve estimates 2012 and 2015 Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (India) Data for hourly load curve estimations in the United States excluding the North-East. Dataset Electricity
Households with Electricity (by Country) USAid Global survey data about households with energy access displayed by country and global levels. (Licensing) Platform Access
Hydroelectric Power: Story Map (2. Hydroelectric and Nuclear Power Plants in the US) Ithaca Public Education Initiative A map in Section 2 that displays the location of both hydropower and nuclear power plants in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy
Hydrogen Demand and Resource Analysis NREL An interactive map of the United States that demonstrates local and state demands and pricing for various fuel sources as well as specific detail into hydrogen potential and costs. (Licensing) Platform General
Hydropower Database International Hydropower Association Regional and country profiles that track and report on hydropower use around the world. Platform Renewable Energy
Hydropower Pumped Storage Tool International Hydropower Association This is a dataset containing the mapped out locations and statistics of the worlds hydropower dams both existing and planned. Platform Renewable Energy
Hydropower Resources Statistical Database in Africa African Energy Commission A data source on hydro energy in Africa and its countries that displays dams constructed in the regions. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
HydroSource: Existing Hydropower Assets Oak Ridge National Laboratory A source on hydropower designed to help make data driven decisions on future hydropower plants in the US. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
I-BLEND, a campus-scale commercial and residential buildings electrical energy dataset (India) Nature A dataset spanning 52 months of electrical energy from commercial and residential buildings of an academic institute in India. (Licensing) 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. (Licensing) Dataset General
Impact of COVID-19 on Electricity Consumption and Particulate Pollution University of Chicago A tool to compare COVID-19 deaths and electricity demand by city, region, or country. (Licensing) Platform General
India Energy Data Profile Export.Gov Statistics on the Indian energy sector including installed capacity by fuel source, renewable energy information, and transmission and distribution. Dataset General
India Hydropower Database International Hydropower Association A dataset containing information about India's hydropower dams including specific locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
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. (Licensing) Dataset General
Industrial Energy and GHG Emissions Dashboard Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (India) Graphs and visualizations of India's energy consumption and GHG emissions by state and energy source. Platform General, Environment
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.  (Licensing) Tool Electricity, Environment
Integrated model dataset for highly renewable Europe RE-Europe A largescale dataset covering renewable energy in Europe. Dataset includes transmission network modeling as well as generation and demand information. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Interactive Map of U.S. Power Plants Synapse Energy Economics Interactive map of U.S. power plants and details, including ownership, generation capacity, annual emissions, etc. Platform Electricity
Interactive World Gas Map Chevron An interactive world map that displays the world's natural gas information including pipelines, vessels, shareholders, etc. (Licensing) Platform Fuel
International Energy Statistics EIA Database providing access to a general overview of multiple datasets for each major energy sources and electricity market in the world. Topics range from market factors to production statistics. (Licensing) Platform General
ITA Manufacturing Industry Tracker International Trade Administration U.S. international trade data, including trade balances and pricing of petroleum and coal products (Licensing) Platform General
JODI Gas World Database Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) A database that provides information on which countries in the world have access to gas at a monthly rate. Platform Fuel
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
JODI Oil World Database Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) A database that provides information on which countries in the world have access to oil at monthly intervals. Platform Fuel
Joint Resarch Center European TIMES Energy System Model European Commission A model of the EU and neighboring country's energy system. Includes buildings, transport, industry, power, and agriculture. Projects the evolution of their energy systems. (Licensing) Platform General
Landfill Gas Energy Project Data EPA A database tracking landfill gas energy projects in the United States. (Licensing) Platform General
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. (Licensing) Tool General
Light Every Night Open Data World Bank Nighttime lights satellite data (Licensing) Dataset General
List of power stations around the world Wikipedia This is a list of many power stations around the world by country or region. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
List of Power Stations in India Wikipedia Wikipedia article listing many power plants in India. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
List of sources and information on wind energy resources and more Wind Energy Resource Atlas for US A geospatial toolkit that provides data on US wind energy prospects, market information, and network information. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
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. (Licensing) 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. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Lists of the largest power stations in the world Wikipedia Lists of the largest power stations in the world (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
Live CO2 intensity map Electricity Map A map of the globe that displays carbon intensity by electrical generation for production and consumption in select locations and countries. (Licensing) Platform Environment
Live Power Outage Map A map that provides the aggregate power outages in the US by state. It includes total and current customers affected. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
Live Power Outage Map National Outages and Mutual Aid A map of the United States that displays live weather and power outage information by county. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
Low Energy Database International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) The data contains information of the world and is divided between regions like global north and global south. It contains energy demand by major end-use service and upstream sector. (Licensing) Platform General
Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool DOE An interactive map that provides details into low-income energy data in the US. Specifically burden statistics, energy costs, and housing counts. (Licensing) Platform General
Macro Grid Report (US) Breakthrough Energy Sciences Design simulations data for US power grid scenarios (Licensing) Platform General
Major Power Outage Risks In US Purdue University A dataset containing information on major power outages in the United States by state. It includes locations, regional climatic information, land-use info, electricity consumption patterns and economic characteristics. Dataset Electricity
Major Solar Projects List (Map) Solar Energy Industries Association A map of the US that provides information on major PV and CSP solar projects and their status. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Map of Global CO2 Emissions Outputs Global Carbon Atlas A map of global CO2 emissions by country or region that can be separated into emission source. (Licensing) Platform Environment
Map of Oil & Gas Refineries & Pollution, Health & Safety Issues Refinery Maps A global map of coal and oil plants and health and safety issues such as oil spills. (Licensing) Platform General
Map of Oil & Natural Gas Drilling Health & Safety Issues Drilling Maps A map of natural gas and oil drilling in the United States. (Licensing) Platform General
Map of Power Plants - Coal, Gas, Nuclear Stations & Health, Safety, Pollution Issues PowerPlant Maps A global map of power plants by source used to generate power. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
Mapped: How the US generates electricity Carbonbrief A map of the United States that displays electricity generation locations by type, size, efficiency, and state. (Licensing) Platform Electricity
Mapped: The world's nuclear power plants Carbonbrief A map of the worlds nuclear power plants displaying generation estimates and current status. (Licensing) Platform Nuclear Energy
Mapping India's Energy Subsidies International Institute for Sustainable Development Mapping and visualizing India's subsidies for fossil fuels and renewables. (Licensing) Platform Fuel, Renewable Energy
Maps and Data on renewable energy potential in the Arctic Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas Maps and Data on renewable energy potential in the Arctic Platform Renewable Energy
Marine and Hydrokinetic Atlas NREL An interactive map of the United States that presents resource estimates for several different Marine and Hydrokinetic technologies. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Modeling of Energy Efficiency for Residential Buildings Using Artificial Neuronal Networks GitHub Energy efficiency data for the use of modeling residential energy efficiency in Spain. Dataset Efficiency
Monthly OECD oil statistics IEA Timeseries data of monthly crude oil statistics for OECD countries, broken down by region. (Licensing) Platform Fuel
National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS) USGS A dataset with information on coal in the US. Information includes stratigraphic data, chemistry data, and historical data. (Licensing) Platform General
National Electric Energy Data System (NEEDS) EPA A database that records data for generation units in the United States. Includes geographic, operations, air emissions, etc. (Licensing) 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. (Licensing) Dataset General
National Generation Capacity Open Power System Data Aggregated generation of electricity in Europe broken down by country and technology, from 1990-2019 depending on specific country and tech. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity
National Hydropower Map National Hydropower Association Map of the United States with specific information on each state’s hydropower generation. Includes location & of number of plants, total generation, and other statistics. Platform Renewable Energy
National Inventory of Dams US Army Corps of Engineers A database to search general information about dams in the United States by state. Platform Renewable Energy
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) This database contains NOAA provided data on weather, climate, oceans, and satellite imagery.  (Licensing) Data Repository Environment
National Oil and Gas Assessments USGS A tool to discover previously unknown oil and natural gas deposits in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Fuel
National Pipeline Mapping System Department of Transportation: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration An interactive map of the United States that allows for the laying of filters at the county levels to visualize national pipelines, accidents, and land boundries. (Licensing) Dataset General
National renewable energy action plans and progress reports data portal European Commission A digital tool from the National Renewable Energy Action Plans to help visualize and compare renewable energy data. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
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. (Licensing) Data Repository Renewable Energy
National Residential Efficiency Measures Database NREL A database constructed to assist in modeling the most cost-effective way to retrofit a home to be more energy efficient. (Licensing) Dataset Building, Efficiency
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. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy