Tools

Here users will find web-based tools and publicly accessible models to help understand, analyze, and assess vulnerabilities and resilience of the energy sector and critical infrastructure to climate variability, global climate change, and compounding stressors. Tools include interactive mapping applications as well as navigable libraries containing scientific and technical publications, additional datasets, or models. Please let us know if there are other tools that should be listed here.

Energy Resources | Energy Supply | Energy Demand | Energy Conversion | Energy Infrastructure | Energy Resilience

Energy Resources

  • Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework: The Bioenergy Library contains hundreds of publications, data sets, and models specifically related to bioenergy production, distribution, delivery, and end use. Many of the Bioenergy Library publication records include abstracts and links to full-text content, while certain data sets can be added to and visualized on the KDF Map. Users also have the ability to comment on entries and share links with others via email and social networking sites.
  • BioFuels Atlas: Built into Google Maps, BioEnergy Atlas includes two interactive maps, BioPower and BioFuels. These maps allow you to compare and analyze biomass feedstocks, biopower and biofuels data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • BioPower Atlas: BioPower is an interactive map for comparing biomass feedstocks and biopower by location. This tool helps users select from and apply biomass data layers to a map as well as query and download biopower and feedstock data. The analysis function offers common conversion factors that allow users to determine the potential biopower production for a selected feedstock in a specific area.
  • Geothermal Prospector: NREL developed Geothermal Prospector, a web-based geographic information system (GIS) application, to support resource assessment and data exploration for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office.
  • HydroGIS Viewer: The HydroGIS Viewer is a geographic information system (GIS) web map service that allows registered users to view select key information from the NHAAP. Geospatial information that can be visualized through HydroGIS Viewer include: Geospatial distribution and characterization of existing hydropower plants, dams, and generators; Environmental mitigation layers; Geospatially summarized New Stream-reach Development (NSD) potential and environmental attributes from the ORNL NSD Resource Assessment; Geospatial distribution of Non-Powered Dam (NPD) potential from the ORNL NPD Resource Assessment; Streamflow and climate time series information; Geographic reference layers.
  • North American Atlas of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Sources: Interactive map/tool which allows users to visualize locations of unconventional hydrocarbon sources as well as production boundaries.
  • Solar Roadmap: Map of the United States which contains the latest information about efforts underway and access comprehensive resources on local programs and activities by state.
  • U.S. Energy Mapping System: Interactive map with multiple layers on various aspects of U.S Energy infrastructure including energy conversion sites, transmission pathways, and various energy reserves.
  • USGS Energy Data Finder: USGS Energy Data Finder allows one to find, map, and download GIS and tabular data, databases, geospatial web services (ArcGIS, WMS, KML).

Energy Supply

  • Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework: The Bioenergy Library contains hundreds of publications, data sets, and models specifically related to bioenergy production, distribution, delivery, and end use. Many of the Bioenergy Library publication records include abstracts and links to full-text content, while certain data sets can be added to and visualized on the KDF Map. Users also have the ability to comment on entries and share links with others via email and social networking sites.
  • BioFuels Atlas: Built into Google Maps, BioEnergy Atlas includes two interactive maps, BioPower and BioFuels. These maps allow you to compare and analyze biomass feedstocks, biopower and biofuels data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.\
  • BioPower Atlas: BioPower is an interactive map for comparing biomass feedstocks and biopower by location. This tool helps users select from and apply biomass data layers to a map as well as query and download biopower and feedstock data. The analysis function offers common conversion factors that allow users to determine the potential biopower production for a selected feedstock in a specific area.
  • Geothermal Prospector: NREL developed Geothermal Prospector, a web-based geographic information system (GIS) application, to support resource assessment and data exploration for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office.
  • HydroGIS Viewer: The HydroGIS Viewer is a geographic information system (GIS) web map service that allows registered users to view select key information from the NHAAP. Geospatial information that can be visualized through HydroGIS Viewer include: Geospatial distribution and characterization of existing hydropower plants, dams, and generators; Environmental mitigation layers; Geospatially summarized New Stream-reach Development (NSD) potential and environmental attributes from the ORNL NSD Resource Assessment; Geospatial distribution of Non-Powered Dam (NPD) potential from the ORNL NPD Resource Assessment; Streamflow and climate time series information; Geographic reference layers.
  • North American Atlas of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Sources: Interactive map/tool which allows users to visualize locations of unconventional hydrocarbon sources as well as production boundaries.
  • Owner Performance Requirements (OPR): This Web-based tool allows owners to analyze a range of high-performance requirements (safety, security, energy conservation and renewal, environmental sustainability, durability, continuity of operations, and cost benefit) to meet their business case/model or mission. It helps owners evaluate the effects of changing goals and select the optimal envelope performance objectives for their proposed building.
  • Solar Roadmap: Map of the United States which contains the latest information about efforts underway and access comprehensive resources on local programs and activities by state.
  • U.S. Energy Mapping System: Interactive map with multiple layers on various aspects of U.S Energy infrastructure including energy conversion sites, transmission pathways, and various energy reserves.
  • USGS Energy Data Finder: USGS Energy Data Finder allows one to find, map, and download GIS and tabular data, databases, geospatial web services (ArcGIS, WMS, KML).

Energy Demand

  • Owner Performance Requirements (OPR): This Web-based tool allows owners to analyze a range of high-performance requirements (safety, security, energy conservation and renewal, environmental sustainability, durability, continuity of operations, and cost benefit) to meet their business case/model or mission. It helps owners evaluate the effects of changing goals and select the optimal envelope performance objectives for their proposed building.

Energy Conversion

  • Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework: The Bioenergy Library contains hundreds of publications, data sets, and models specifically related to bioenergy production, distribution, delivery, and end use. Many of the Bioenergy Library publication records include abstracts and links to full-text content, while certain data sets can be added to and visualized on the KDF Map. Users also have the ability to comment on entries and share links with others via email and social networking sites.
  • BioFuels Atlas: Built into Google Maps, BioEnergy Atlas includes two interactive maps, BioPower and BioFuels. These maps allow you to compare and analyze biomass feedstocks, biopower and biofuels data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • BioPower Atlas: BioPower is an interactive map for comparing biomass feedstocks and biopower by location. This tool helps users select from and apply biomass data layers to a map as well as query and download biopower and feedstock data. The analysis function offers common conversion factors that allow users to determine the potential biopower production for a selected feedstock in a specific area.
  • Geothermal Prospector: NREL developed Geothermal Prospector, a web-based geographic information system (GIS) application, to support resource assessment and data exploration for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office.
  • HydroGIS Viewer: The HydroGIS Viewer is a geographic information system (GIS) web map service that allows registered users to view select key information from the NHAAP. Geospatial information that can be visualized through HydroGIS Viewer include: Geospatial distribution and characterization of existing hydropower plants, dams, and generators; Environmental mitigation layers; Geospatially summarized New Stream-reach Development (NSD) potential and environmental attributes from the ORNL NSD Resource Assessment; Geospatial distribution of Non-Powered Dam (NPD) potential from the ORNL NPD Resource Assessment; Streamflow and climate time series information; Geographic reference layers.
  • Solar Roadmap: Map of the United States which contains the latest information about efforts underway and access comprehensive resources on local programs and activities by state.U.S. Energy Mapping System: Interactive map with multiple layers on various aspects of U.S Energy infrastructure including energy conversion sites, transmission pathways, and various energy reserves.

Energy Infrastructure

  • Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework: The Bioenergy Library contains hundreds of publications, data sets, and models specifically related to bioenergy production, distribution, delivery, and end use. Many of the Bioenergy Library publication records include abstracts and links to full-text content, while certain data sets can be added to and visualized on the KDF Map. Users also have the ability to comment on entries and share links with others via email and social networking sites.
  • BioFuels Atlas: Built into Google Maps, BioEnergy Atlas includes two interactive maps, BioPower and BioFuels. These maps allow you to compare and analyze biomass feedstocks, biopower and biofuels data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • BioPower Atlas: BioPower is an interactive map for comparing biomass feedstocks and biopower by location. This tool helps users select from and apply biomass data layers to a map as well as query and download biopower and feedstock data. The analysis function offers common conversion factors that allow users to determine the potential biopower production for a selected feedstock in a specific area.
  • Energy infrastructure with real time storm information: EIA tracks and reports on selected significant storms that impact or could potentially impact energy infrastructure. See past historical events reported on right or real-time storm tracking with energy infrastructure maps below.
  • Flood Vulnerability Assessment Map: Flood hazard information from FEMA has been combined with EIA’s energy infrastructure layers as a tool to help state, county, city, and private sector planners assess which key energy infrastructure assets are vulnerable to rising sea levels, storm surges, and flash flooding. Note that flood hazard layers must be zoomed-in to street level before they become visible. For a full set of energy infrastructure layers refer to the U.S. Energy Mapping System.
  • HydroGIS Viewer: The HydroGIS Viewer is a geographic information system (GIS) web map service that allows registered users to view select key information from the NHAAP. Geospatial information that can be visualized through HydroGIS Viewer include: Geospatial distribution and characterization of existing hydropower plants, dams, and generators; Environmental mitigation layers; Geospatially summarized New Stream-reach Development (NSD) potential and environmental attributes from the ORNL NSD Resource Assessment; Geospatial distribution of Non-Powered Dam (NPD) potential from the ORNL NPD Resource Assessment; Streamflow and climate time series information; Geographic reference layers.
  • Integrated Rapid Visual Screening Series for Buildings: The IRVS for Buildings categorizes 15 building types and addresses 20 hazardous events: internal (intrusion, blast and CBR); external blast and external chemical, biological, and radiological releases from 100, 300 and 1,000 feet; earthquakes (ground shaking and ground failure; floods (still water and velocity surge); wind (hurricane, tornado, and other wind events); landslide (rainfall and earthquakes); and fire (resulting from earthquakes, blast, or arson. The knowledge for calculating both risk and resilience is embedded in the tool. Major tool interactions are automatically calculated by pre-assigned weights, interaction logic, and context-based algorithms based on knowledge and tool validations. Risk is based primarily in target attractiveness (for manmade hazards). For natural hazards, it uses probability of occurrence. Risk is a product of consequences multiplied by threats multiplied by vulnerabilities. Resilience is computed from a combination of robustness, resourcefulness, and recovery factors based on information such as hardening, training, and redundancies. Information obtained from the IRVS analysis can be used by law enforcement agencies, emergency managers, facility managers, engineers and architects to support higher-level assessments and mitigation measures.
  • Integrated Rapid Visual Screening Series for Mass Transit Stations: The mass transit manual and software tool address heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys, and buses. Assessment is based on features that can be observed during a rapid visual inspection. The knowledge for calculating both risk and resilience is embedded in the software tool. Interactions between various transit station attributes are accounted for using pre-assigned weights, interaction logic, and context-based algorithms founded on engineering knowledge and tool validations. Risk is based primarily in target attractiveness (for manmade hazards). For natural hazards, the tool uses probability of occurrence. Risk is the product of consequences, threats and vulnerabilities. Resilience is computed as a combination of robustness, resourcefulness, and recovery factors using information such as hardening, training, and redundancies. Information obtained from the IRVS analysis can be used by law enforcement agencies, emergency managers, facility managers, engineers and architects to support higher-level assessments and mitigation measures.
  • Owner Performance Requirements (OPR): This Web-based tool allows owners to analyze a range of high-performance requirements (safety, security, energy conservation and renewal, environmental sustainability, durability, continuity of operations, and cost benefit) to meet their business case/model or mission. It helps owners evaluate the effects of changing goals and select the optimal envelope performance objectives for their proposed building.
  • Solar Roadmap: Map of the United States which contains the latest information about efforts underway and access comprehensive resources on local programs and activities by state.
  • U.S. Energy Mapping System: Interactive map with multiple layers on various aspects of U.S Energy infrastructure including energy conversion sites, transmission pathways, and various energy reserves.

Energy Resilience

  • Integrated Rapid Visual Screening Series for Mass Transit Stations: The mass transit manual and software tool address heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys, and buses. Assessment is based on features that can be observed during a rapid visual inspection. The knowledge for calculating both risk and resilience is embedded in the software tool. Interactions between various transit station attributes are accounted for using pre-assigned weights, interaction logic, and context-based algorithms founded on engineering knowledge and tool validations. Risk is based primarily in target attractiveness (for manmade hazards). For natural hazards, the tool uses probability of occurrence. Risk is the product of consequences, threats and vulnerabilities. Resilience is computed as a combination of robustness, resourcefulness, and recovery factors using information such as hardening, training, and redundancies. Information obtained from the IRVS analysis can be used by law enforcement agencies, emergency managers, facility managers, engineers and architects to support higher-level assessments and mitigation measures.
  • Integrated Rapid Visual Screening Series for Buildings: The IRVS for Buildings categorizes 15 building types and addresses 20 hazardous events: internal (intrusion, blast and CBR); external blast and external chemical, biological, and radiological releases from 100, 300 and 1,000 feet; earthquakes (ground shaking and ground failure; floods (still water and velocity surge); wind (hurricane, tornado, and other wind events); landslide (rainfall and earthquakes); and fire (resulting from earthquakes, blast, or arson. The knowledge for calculating both risk and resilience is embedded in the tool. Major tool interactions are automatically calculated by pre-assigned weights, interaction logic, and context-based algorithms based on knowledge and tool validations. Risk is based primarily in target attractiveness (for manmade hazards). For natural hazards, it uses probability of occurrence. Risk is a product of consequences multiplied by threats multiplied by vulnerabilities. Resilience is computed from a combination of robustness, resourcefulness, and recovery factors based on information such as hardening, training, and redundancies. Information obtained from the IRVS analysis can be used by law enforcement agencies, emergency managers, facility managers, engineers and architects to support higher-level assessments and mitigation measures
  • Flood Vulnerability Assessment Map: Flood hazard information from FEMA has been combined with EIA’s energy infrastructure layers as a tool to help state, county, city, and private sector planners assess which key energy infrastructure assets are vulnerable to rising sea levels, storm surges, and flash flooding. Note that flood hazard layers must be zoomed-in to street level before they become visible. For a full set of energy infrastructure layers refer to the U.S. Energy Mapping System.
  • Energy infrastructure with real time storm information: EIA tracks and reports on selected significant storms that impact or could potentially impact energy infrastructure. See past historical events reported on right or real-time storm tracking with energy infrastructure maps below
  • U.S. Energy Mapping System: Interactive map with multiple layers on various aspects of U.S Energy infrastructure including energy conversion sites, transmission pathways, and various energy reserves.
  • USGS Energy Data Finder: USGS Energy Data Finder allows one to find, map, and download GIS and tabular data, databases, geospatial web services (ArcGIS, WMS, KML).