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NREL Puerto Rico 100 Dataset (PR100)


The Puerto Rico Grid Resilience and Transitions to 100% Renewable Energy Study is a 2-year study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Grid Deployment Office and six national laboratories to comprehensively analyze stakeholder-driven pathways to Puerto Rico’s clean energy future.

The PR100 dataset is a collection of geospasial data that will be useful for renewable energy development in Puerto Rico. The dataset is curated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Storage resources

The data are stored in Azure Blob Storage, in the following container:


The data are located in the pr100/ directory and have been categorized into 5 subdirectories:

Data format

Vector data are stored in the geoparquet format and rasters are stored as cloud-optimized geotiffs.

Sample code

A complete Python example of accessing and visualizing some of these data is available in the accompanying sample notebook.

Mounting the container

We also provide an API to get read-only SAS (shared access signature) tokens to allow access via, e.g., BlobFuse, which allows you to mount blob containers as drives:

API documentation is at Mounting instructions for Linux are here.


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