Does the Utility Rates service on OpenEI return/display the latest data or only approved data?
I'm using SAM to download OpenEI utility rates and was wondering if I'm downloading the latest rates that have been entered, or only downloading the rates that have been approved. Submitted by Sfomail on 11 July, 2012 - 14:53The web service at http://en.openei.org/services/, which is used by SAM, currently uses the "ask query" method of accessing OpenEI data. That runs through http://en.openei.org/wiki/Special:Ask. In the future (2013 or after?) we may use a different method of back-end data access through our SPARQL endpoint - time will tell. Performing a test on this data, I discovered that Special:Ask, and thus OpenEI utility rate services and SAM, retrieve the approved rate. This is good as a default where there are subject matter experts (SMEs) reviewing data - you can't trip us somebody's app as easily as just editing a page. The downside is that your app doesn't get the latest data, pending SME approval. Fortunately for the utility rate section, we have very responsive SMEs reviewing our data. Rmckeel on 11 July, 2012 - 15:21