Dataport hosts all the data collected via Pecan Street’s water and electricity research. 

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The difference between common one hour, whole-home energy data and Pecan Street’s high frequency, disaggregated data is dramatic. 

Consider the following comparison. The first chart shows whole-home, one-hour energy data between 5 pm and midnight – the kind of data readily available from advanced electric meters.

The second chart shows energy use in a home in Pecan Street’s research network on the same day. For this home, data was collected every minute from multiple circuits in the home, giving an incredible minute-by-minute understanding of when — and how — electricity was used.

Dataport provides access to a variety of residential energy and water data collected through Pecan Street’s research network, including:

  • whole-home and circuit-level energy use
  • one-second circuit-level energy use
  • HVAC use
  • refrigerator and other appliance use
  • electric vehicle charging behavior
  • solar generation
  • real power, apparent power, THD, voltage, phase angle data
  • sub-minute whole-home water use
  • household demographic and home survey data

For more information about what kinds of data are available via Dataport, please download the Dataport Metadata document, which shows what types of data are available from each individual home (Data ID) within the Dataport database and the date ranges of available data, and the Metadata Data Dictionary, which provides additional detail.

We’re also very interested in learning more about what the research community would like Pecan Street to focus on. If you have suggestions or feedback about the kinds of research or data we should pursue, please let us know via our Data Feedback form.

3rd Party Data Resources

Dataport also hosts a collection of additional data collected by other institutions that, combined Pecan Street’s data, can yield additional insight. Curated 3rd party datasets include:

Following are federal datasets characterizing changes in Arctic region conditions reported through Data.gov

 

Arctic Region – Data.gov

Climate – NASA

Climate – NOAA

Climate – Data.gov

Coastal Flooding – Data.gov

Power plant generation and emissions – Dept. of Energy

Water – Data.gov

Climate/Health – Data.gov