Improving Data Access to Enable Advanced Analytics and Research Innovation

The Open Energy Data Initiative (OEDI) provides tools, methods, and data catalogs designed and curated to promote open data exchange within the energy sector. OEDI was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as part of the Open Energy Information (OpenEI) project, a Department of Energy initiative to accelerate and transform the use of data related to the generation, transmission, and use of energy.

OEDI is in active development, creating a data catalog which curates multiple data sets in a cloud-based “data lake”, as well as tools and algorithms to access and analyze the data and to leverage data science tools available through cloud service providers. Datasets being developed include wind, solar, and meteorological data history as well as historical data from 17 US national labs.


  • OEDI provides curated datasets related to energy resource data, with other high-value resource datasets planned
  • OEDI is used by data scientists, utilities, energy companies, and other interested parties to analyze energy data, identify useful patterns, and share with others
  • Major features include a cloud-based data lake consisting of multiple curated datasets, tools and algorithms to access and analyze the data, and expertise for creating and curating new datasets
  • Primary components include the data lake and its datasets, cloud-based tools and code fragments with algorithms to access the data, and a robust community


  • We are actively working to build the OEDI Catalog now and we are hoping to have it completed for the Hackathon in June.
  • We are planning to hold an OEDI hackathon in June with Pecan Street (the sooner we can get the dates and details the better – our team has a few people traveling to other venues and we want to make sur that we have the right people there)
  • We are actively working to add more datasets to the platform
  • We continue to build out the data lake and analytical capabilities of the platform
  • We hold quarterly meetings with DOE to update them on our progress


OEDI Webinar
OEDI on GitHub
OEDI website at OpenEI
OEDI Mailing List