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Energy opens datasets, APIs to developers

Energy Department CIO Robert Brese recently announced several milestones in the agency’s progress on the Obama administration’s Digital Strategy, which requires agencies to make government data and services available anywhere, anytime and on any device. Besides making data publicly available, agencies are creating Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that let citizens, researchers and businesses make use of Energy datasets, enabling new information-based opportunities. 

DOE, according to Brese’s blog post on CIO.gov, has completed the following sections of its digital government strategy:

  • Making more datasets available through APIs.
  • Moving datasets and APIs to cloud-based servers.
  • Moving its public-key infrastructure to the cloud.
  • Adding several new datasets to Open EI, an open-data wiki for renewable energy and energy-efficiency information.

According to Brese, the latest datasets released include information that powers the Alternative Fueling Station Locator, the DOE Green Energy API, which includes R&D conducted by DOE’s national laboratories and universities, and an Electricity API, which provides 500,000 data points on generation, fuel quality, fuel consumption, and retail sales by generation plant and by state.

Posted by GCN Staff on Nov 16, 2012 at 9:39 AM


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