Today, Whitehouse.gov and Energy.gov collaborated to showcase the White House Energy Datapalooza, an event aimed at highlighting innovators and entrepreneurs that use open energy data sourced from the government.
The free open energy data is being used by professionals to create and build products, services, and apps that are shaping the future of how people use energy and understand their energy bill.
Informed people mean more informed decision making regarding how people use their energy, which could go a long way in reducing energy demand, putting less stress on our energy grid as a whole. And thats before you factor in the environmental benefits of lowering carbon outputs through renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The event lasted from 6:30 AM to 10 AM MST on Monday morning, but you can continue the conversation by following on Twitter @energy for the lastest updates. You can also follow up to find out more about new datasets, APIs, and opportunities from the DOE, the EPA, and a number of private sector partners.
You can also follow up on OpenEI (Open Energy Information) by visiting the Energy Data Initiative portal for further updates.