DATA LAKE ENERGY PORTAL

Accessible, reliable, high quality data is foundational to
achieving a resilient clean energy decarbonized economy.

A NEW ERA OF DATA ACCESSIBILITY

The collection, analysis, and open access to quality data is critical to Hawai‘i’s successful transition to a decarbonized economy.

Data supports the development of equitable and economically viable energy efficiency programs. It is used to monitor and track progress towards state energy and climate goals and objectives.

HSEO’s Data Lake will be a shared repository for those data sources and elements that are pertinent to informing, guiding, and monitoring progress towards the State of Hawaii’s clean energy initiatives and goals. 

More About HSEO’s New Data Lake

The Data Lake will serve as a single source repository for all of the energy related data that has been identified as necessary to forming a data driven approach to achieving the State’s energy goals. Having all the relevant data housed in a single location, with standardized conventions and formats, will make analysis easier and improve its accuracy.

It will be architected and hosted on modern cloud infrastructure, and employ best practices related to data storage efficiency, security, always on accessibility, documentation, analytics, and visualization capacity.

The Data Lake will ease HSEO’s ability to ingest/gather new data – regardless of particulars such as different file formats and schemas that the data might originally be in – while simultaneously providing a self-service analytics platform that enables that data to be transformed, cleaned, manipulated, and rendered actionable for downstream reporting. 

The Data Lake will also serve as a governance tool, enabling HSEO to automate governance processes relating to data life-cycle management, access control, data quality assurance, and meta-data management, as deemed pertinent on a per dataset basis. 

Finally, the Data Lake will serve as the back-end substrate powering a public facing energy data dashboard, so that stakeholders and interested citizens can view, interact with, engage, and become educated about Hawaii’s energy landscape and the state’s progress towards clean energy goals and targets. 

Statutory Alignment

The HSEO Data Lake project is in direct alignment with the directives and statutory requirements spelled out in HRS §196-72, which stipulates that HSEO’s Chief Energy Officer shall: 

“Develop and maintain a comprehensive and systematic quantitative and qualitative capacity to analyze the status of energy resources, systems, and markets, both in-state and in other states and countries…” 

and 

“Act as the State’s energy data clearinghouse by identifying, collecting, compiling, analyzing, publishing, and where possible, monetizing energy and clean transportation data and analyses” 

and 

“Advocate for the State’s energy and decarbonization goals at relevant venues and departments…to ensure that state energy policies and regulations align with the state strategic goals and are data-driven 

Are you excited yet?!

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