OpenEI: Open Energy Information for Entrepreneurs, Scientists, and Community

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Open Energy Information (OpenEI) is a knowledge sharing online community dedicated to connecting people with the latest information and data on energy resources from around the world. By providing access to energy-related information via geographic discovery, unique visualizations, and topic-oriented gateways, OpenEI can help you find the answers you need to make better, more informed decisions.

OpenEI is built on a wiki platform, so your contributions and edits are both welcomed and encouraged. OpenEI is part of the DOE’s open government initiative, referenced in President Obama’s transparent government plan.

OpenEI currently links to a large and growing crowd-sourced utility rate database, over 60 Green Button apps and more than 200 energy apps, and has a wealth of datasets and information on Solar, Wind, and Geothermal energy topics.

OpenEI will be holding a bi-weekly telecom for anyone interested in connecting with OpenEI and finding out how to leverage the assets OpenEI has for their own personal endeavors. Find out how your fellow researchers, students, teachers and energy professionals are using OpenEI, and let us know what needs to change.

Please forward this public meeting on to any interested colleagues – we have 100 call-in lines ready and waiting for this telecon!

When: Occurs every Monday 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time

Dial-in Call Information: 866-459-9997 #9645075

Town hall schedule:

  • 30 minutes
  • 5 mins brief introductions – name, company, potential icebreaker (what’s your favorite analysis tool, programming language, energy sector..)
  • 5 minutes OpenEI: what’s new and coming soon
  • 5 minutes community member volunteer: what your business/app/project is, and how you use OpenEI
  • 7 minutes community: what should OpenEI do more of, what should we do less of?
  • Remaining time: other topics, free-form discussion, Q&A