Software Open Access
The Public Utility Data Liberation Project makes US energy data easier to access and work with. Hundreds of gigabytes of public information is published by government agencies, but in many different formats that make it hard to work with and combine. PUDL takes these spreadsheets, CSV files, and databases and turns them into easy use tabular data packages that can populate a database, or be used directly with Python, R, Microsoft Access, and many other tools.
The project currently integrates data from:
The project is especially meant to serve researchers, activists, journalists, and policy makers that might not otherwise be able to afford access to this data from existing commercial data providers.