Access to energy data presents a significant opportunity for many organizations interested in energy management, benchmarking, disclosure, and energy efficiency services. However, legitimate concerns over privacy and cost create a barrier to benefitting from current energy data sources. The resources below provide information about creating more access to energy-related data.


Private-sector energy managers need to understand the privacy concerns associated with sharing energy data, and the public sector needs to be sensitive to those concerns when implementing policies around benchmarking and disclosure.

DOE Resources:

Other Resources:

  • Data Access Map: This map allows users to determine the availability of utility data for locations in the United States.

  • The Green Button: This initiative gives utility customers easy access to their electricity use data in a standard format through online utility accounts.