Data.gov Mashathon 2010: an Energy Mashup

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This mashup was created at the first Data.gov mashathon event, August 24-25, 2010. It was further refined from October 6-8, 2010 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This mashup profiles 7 cities in different parts of the United States that have a population of roughly 600,000 according to the 2000 census data and 2006 census-estimated population.
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Ever wonder how residential energy use varies across the U.S.? By combining data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Data.gov with data from OpenEI.org, the U.S. Census and SmartGrid.gov, this mashup compares 7 cities with populations of roughly half a million. With differing electricity rates, median income levels, energy-related incentives and types of Smart Grid programs being introduced, cities across the country are transitioning to a new energy marketplace in unique ways.
Click on a city on the map to view basic statistics about the city, the local electric utility organization, rebates and financial incentive programs and up-to-date information about local Smart Grid projects. Compare and contrast the cities to see how local utility rates, median income and other regional characteristics relate to average annual electricity use.
This mashup was made possible by Data.gov data sources and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's website OpenEI.org, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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