In December 2009, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters directed the Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) to construct the Kentucky Energy Database to quantify energy and its interaction with the environment and economy in the Commonwealth. This database exists for the following four purposes:
- To provide the historical time series data necessary to construct and calibrate predictive energy models customized for Kentucky.
To produce the Kentucky Energy Profile, Kentucky Coal Facts, and serve as an impartial point of reference for the general public, researchers and policy makers.
To support the Commonwealth Energy Assurance Plan that identifies potential threats to the energy security of the Commonwealth, and facilitates the restoration of energy supplies in the event of an emergency.
To support the Kentucky Electricity Portfolio Model, a dynamic computer model developed by DEDI, which forecasts electricity prices, demand, price elasticity of demand, emissions and fuel consumption based on various staff assumption and changes to the generating portfolio.
DEDI Data Publications:
Kentucky Coal Facts
Kentucky Energy Profile 2012
Kentucky Energy Profile 2010
DEDI Data Modeling:
The Vulnerability of Kentucky's Manufacturing Economy to Increasing Electricity Prices
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Forecast Paper
Kentucky Electricity Portfolio Model Introduction
Electricity Demand Model
Electricity Price Prediction Model
Electricity Price Elasticity of Demand Model
DEDI Interactive Models:
Interactive Residential Electricity Demand Model
DEDI Statistical Databases:
Kentucky Energy Database Codebook
Kentucky Energy Database
Kentucky County Database Codebook
Kentucky County Database
External Data Resources:
Kentucky Geologic Survey (KGS) Infrastructure Map
Energy Information Administration (EIA) Kentucky State Energy Profile
Energy Information Administration (EIA) Kentucky State Electricity Profile
Energy Information Administration (EIA) Kentucky State Energy Data Page
2012 Southern States Regional Energy Profiles
Kentucky Coal Production Outlook
Kentucky's Energy Landscape