The Open Energy Information is a platform to connect the world’s energy data. It is a linked open data platform bringing together energy information to provide improved analysis, unique visualizations, and real-time access to data. OpenEI follows guidelines set by the White House’s Open Government Initiative , which is focused on transparency, collaboration, and participation.
The website allows users to browse sections on buildings, clean energy economy, incentives, international clean energy analysis, smart grid, solar, and U.S. OpenLabs. Users can easily contribute to the website and share the information provided on the website. Geographic categories are divided by states, congressional districts, cities, counties, and countries.