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The U.S. Energy Department is launching an initiative that will collect and analyze energy data for all Americans, from utilities to energy companies.
The new data collection is meant to help make the government’s energy system more transparent and efficient.
The goal is to make the data collection “further public” and “help us make more informed decisions about our energy use and how we can best meet our energy needs,” the department said in a statement.
“Energy efficiency and efficiency in energy generation will require new technologies and better data,” the statement added.
“In the future, it may be possible to gather and analyze the energy use of each individual consumer.
We encourage consumers to use their personal devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to access the data collected through this new initiative.”
The goal of the Energy and Environment Data Collection Initiative is to “provide additional transparency, better understanding and data-driven insights about our nation’s energy use.”
The Department is also working to identify the most effective ways to improve energy efficiency and conservation.
The Energy Department said the goal is not just to get the data from the utility companies, but also to gather it from “every energy-use entity, from consumers to businesses to utilities to industry and government agencies.”
The Energy and Environmental Data Collection initiative, known as E&E, is an effort to collect and use data from “all sectors of the economy and to improve efficiency and environmental stewardship,” the DOE said.
The new data will be collected by the E&ECI Data Science Center, which was launched in October 2016 and will be managed by the Energy Innovation Office.
It will include more than 20 energy companies, with a focus on “high-impact, high-value energy use, efficiency, conservation and economic development.”
“E&E is a unique resource that will enable the government to build on the emerging data-based expertise of the private sector to better inform our energy choices,” the EIC said.
The Energy Department added that the data will also be available for public use.
The department said that the EERC will collect data on the energy sector for more than three decades.
The agency has been able to collect data for more years, the DOE added.
The E&EDC data collection program is funded by the Office of Management and Budget, and the EOC will be collecting data in 2020, according to the DOE.
The program will be overseen by the Department of Energy’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.