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Open energy data can help fuel innovation by entrepreneurs, scientists, and business managers, as well as help consumers change their energy use to save money and minimize the load on the power grid.

The White House and the Department of Energy today hosted an Energy Datapalooza to highlight how state, local, private, and federal entities are using energy data in new and exciting ways. A series of "lightning talks" followed by a showcase that included 40 technology innovators gave hundreds of participants a glimpse of how open energy data is moving the country forward.

Check out the pictures above for some highlights from the event, watch a video of the entire event or and watch a video of Secretary Ernest Moniz's remarks here.