The Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) is an online, interactive platform that allows users to understand and compare the cost of energy relative to income, also known as the energy burden, for various geographic regions, including census tracts, cities, counties, states, or the entire United States, and now Tribal boundaries.

The LEAD Tool can help tribes better understand housing and energy characteristics, such as estimated household energy data based on income, energy expenditures, fuel type, and housing type. Using data, maps, and graphs from the LEAD Tool, users can make data-driven decisions when planning for their energy goals.
 

Read more about the LEAD Tool in our blog.

LEAD Tool Webinar

The webinar held on November 30, 2021, introduced the LEAD Tool to understand how to make data-driven decisions when planning for tribal energy goals. Watch the recording from the event.

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Tool developer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Aaron Vimont, provides an overview of the LEAD Tool and demonstrates how the charts, graphs, and data from the tool can be used to compare tribal information to other geographic regions, such as states, counties, other tribal areas, or the entire United States.
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Contact Us

Let us know how the LEAD Tool supports your energy goals, and what additional features can further support tribal projects.
Share your feedback and questions with us at LEAD.Tool@ee.doe.gov