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Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC)

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Welcome to the Energy Data Request Program!  

 

EDRP was established in 2014 by California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Decision 14-05-016.  This decision required the utility companies that the CPUC regulates to provide access to energy usage data to researchers and government agencies, under limited use cases, to further the understanding of California energy use and conservation.  If you qualify for EDRP, this program offers customized datasets for researchers and government agencies, and consumption data for local government climate action planning.  

 

Who is eligible to receive data under EDRP?

  • Governments and municipalities requiring aggregated or anonymized data for climate action or energy efficiency program planning, provided under specific Terms of Use.
  • Academic researchers (faculty staff of University of California or other nationally accredited non-profit college or university) requesting data for projects that advance the understanding of California's energy use and conservation or grid operations, and that are certified by their Institutional Review Board.  The institution must also meet PG&E's requirements for confidentiality and data security.
  • State and federal agencies seeking data to comply with state or federal mandated reporting, including the California Department of Community Services and Development requests for usage or weatherization data for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Types of Data Available

Eligible recipients may request customer usage and usage-related data, available in aggregated, anonymized and customer-specific forms, pursuant to the CPUC-approved use cases described above.

 

Non-confidential, aggregated data are available to the public and updated on a quarterly basis.  The public dataset consists of monthly consumption aggregated by ZIP code and by customer segment:  Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural.  The public datasets must meet the standards for aggregating and anonymizing customer data pursuant to CPUC Decision 14-05-016, as follows:  a minimum of 100 Residential customers; a minimum of 15 Non-Residential customers, with no single Non-Residential customer accounting for more than 15% of the total consumption.  If the aggregation standard is not met, the consumption will be combined with a neighboring ZIP code until the aggregation requirements are met.

 

Local governments and municipalities can access community and municipal usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory reports for public Climate Action Plan reporting through PG&E's Green Communities Program. For more information and to access the Community Data Web Portal, please go to The Green Communities Program website.

 

How to Request Data

Our public data sets can be viewed from the link below. To request customized data sets of energy usage or usage-related data, please register or log in to submit your request.

 

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PG&E uses a tiered approach of assessing when third party security review is deemed necessary. Based on the type and extent of the data being requested this approach will assign high, medium or low risk rating and based upon this rating the requesting party will be required to participate in a third party security review. The standard that will be used for performing the third party security review will be based on NIST 800-53.