The Transparent Cost Database (TCDB)
This new web application collects cost and performance estimates and makes it available to everyone to perform analysis. Utilities, policy makers, consumers, and academics can all take advantage of the app that makes electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies' performance estimates transparent and open.
The Obama Administration has been committed to making data open and transparent. As part, the DOE developed the TCDB through a grant from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The platform that hosts the TCDB, OpenEI.org, also funded by the DOE, acts as a clearinghouse for open data, information, apps, and tools for nearly every source of energy.
While still in development, the TCDB will soon allow expert to contribute reliable new information, expanding the database that already includes published historical and projected cost estimates for electricity generation, biofuels, and vehicle technologies.
To access the TCDB at OpenEI.org, click here.
For any questions for the still developing application, submit suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org