Becoming part of the WikiEnergy community provides researchers an opportunity to use, curate and grow the world’s largest database of customer energy research.

WikiEnergy consists of three types of data tables:  pre-validated data, validated data, and curated data sets. The pre-validated data table will initially be the largest of the tables. Over time, however, the validated data may become as large or even larger. The curated data sets are drawn from the validated data table.

There are five levels of membership:
1. Editor

  • Available to current faculty, staff, and graduate students at a four-year postsecondary educational institution in the U.S. or equivalent-level institution in other nations, or researchers at 501(c)(3) non-profit research institutions
  • Have access to all available data, in exchange for curation and validation duties
  • Have access to Knowledge Base and WikiEnergy 1-Pagers

2. University

  • Available to current faculty, staff and students at a four-year postsecondary educational institution in the U.S. or equivalent-level institution in other nations, or researchers at 501(c)(3) non-profit research institutions
  • Have access to all curated data and validated data
  • Have access to Knowledge Base and WikiEnergy 1-Pagers

3. Educational

  • Available to current faculty, staff, and students at a secondary educational institution in the U.S. or equivalent-level institution in other nations; researchers at 501(c)(3) non-profit research institutions
  • Have access to all curated data
  • Have access to Knowledge Base and WikiEnergy 1-Pagers

4. Registered Users

  • Available to all
  • Have access to Knowledge Base and WikiEnergy 1-Pagers

5. Commercial

Editor-level members will help validate data which will then be quality checked and certified for inclusion in the validated data table. Editors will also help identify and prioritize needed survey, energy audit and other static data, provide guidance on database formatting upgrades and recommend solutions for any persistent data quality issues. They will also help curate datasets for high school and university research and for incorporation into educational curriculum materials.

All applications, except for Commercial, are submitted via this website.

WikiEnergy is operated by the Pecan Street Research Consortium, and is wholly owned by Pecan Street Inc., a Texas not-for-profit corporation based out of the University of Texas at Austin. Its one-of-a-kind energy use database is housed at the Pike Powers Laboratory and Center for Commercialization in Austin, Texas.

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