Use Case: Community-Wide Energy Usage Data

Rethinking Energy Data Access: Conquering Barriers to Achieve Local Climate Goals synthesizes key recommendations for local governments, utilities, and utility regulators on how to work together to reform the ways in which data is requested, protected, and shared in order to advance critical goals for each party and benefit local businesses and residents. The report includes an Appendix detailing five use cases from which local governments can pull lessons learned to communicate what kinds of data they are seeking from their utilities and why.

This use case focuses on community-wide energy usage data, which helps local governments calculate carbon emissions, set policy goals, track program progress over time, and identify opportunities for more targeted outreach around priorities like building efficiency.

*Individual use cases refer to case studies that are presented in more detail within the full report.