The U.S. Energy Information Administration launched its first application programing interface on Monday that allows developers to design web and mobile apps that harness information about the country’s electricity sector.
The free API will give developers access to data on electricity generation, retail sales, average prices and types of fuel used to generate electricity at the state and national levels.
“EIA’s API will enable independent developers to create innovative information technology applications that can be used to improve energy decision-making. The value of EIA’s data will be enhanced even further when it is combined with data beyond what the agency collects, such as market or environmental data,” said EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski.
Planned additions to EIA’s API include petroleum and natural gas data, along with state energy estimates. As these data sets are added over the coming months, the total number of data series available through EIA’s API will grow.