This is our contribution to the Frictionless Data project:
This should plug the gap for Excel tooling (http://frictionlessdata.io/tools/#excel). It uses the official Microsoft Power Query add-in that is available for free for Excel 2010 or later (it’s baked into Excel 2016). It also means that Power BI Desktop can be added to the list of tools (http://frictionlessdata.io/tools).
Take a look and let me know your thoughts