Apps for Energy II

We are awarding $100,000 in prizes for the best energy-related web and mobile apps that use a featured API, standard or idea to solve a real-world challenge.

Apps for Energy II

Submitted by (@yvenkata)

Energy Manager - For Aggregated Residential Demand Response

Even though residential loads account for close to 40% of the total electrical load in the US, utilities often resort to large commercial or industrial users for demand relief. This application introduces a middleman - The Integrator who will control a cluster of loads such as a neighborhood or a large apartment complex and provide demand relief to the utilities during their time of need. We assume certain appliances ...more »

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Submitted by (@baduncaduncan)

Power Up

Turn dumb devices in your household into smart ones. Find out which ones suck the most. The app utilizes the real time residential idea from The first round of the apps for energy challenge. By registering your devices through the app, we can track the devices' power signature and determine whether the device is on or off. This opens up a new world of possibilities. You could, for example, have an app warn you when ...more »

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Submitted by (@garinopaul)

Kilowattscore.com

KilowattScore.Com (KWS.Com) is a Green Button Application that addresses the

three key featured inputs including; providing a homeowner the ability to compare their energy

usage against similar homes, a scoring model which uses historic energy consumption trends to

justify efficiency upgrades and a gamification feature which allows users to earn points for

energy consumption.

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Submitted by (@bstephens)

Use Green Button and get Green Backs

Rural Electric Cooperative Green Backs The purpose of this program is to actively engage the electric cooperative member, to increase energy awareness and to promote the concept of renewable assets through conservation. The program is based on Green Button, where the member can download and analyze their energy usage to their mobile device or home computer. The concept is to strengthen the relationship between the ...more »

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Submitted by (@jacek.szamrej)

UseGreenEnergy.Today

The environmental impact of electricity varies in real time throughout the day. People want to use cleaner energy, and grid operators want people to reduce demand at peak times. What if there were a way to do both? UseGreenEnergy.Today (http://usegreenenergy.today/) is a fun way to learn how to shift electricity use to times when there's more renewable energy available. This shift has the added benefit of tending to decrease ...more »

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Submitted by (@ben0001)

WattBuddy

WattBuddy lets you take charge of your electricity use with Track, Graph, and Save. With TRACK, WattBuddy quickly grabs your exact electricity usage either from your Greenbutton data, or by directly reading your analog or digital electricity meter. WattBuddy accepts the GreenButton XML files from a compatible electricity supplier, or, using computer vision, can scan your electricity meter like a bar code, so you can ...more »

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Submitted by (@ajar.vashisth)

Cost of Weather Today

Estimate today's Cost of Heating and Cooling based on Home Energy Score , Thermostat preferences , Current Whether Conditions and primary House attributes. The Application is a HTML 5 web app which runs alike on Mobile Devices as well as Desktops. It uses Geo Location feature to locate the User, National Weather service API to find current wheather and uses intutive guesses to provide a rough estimate without any major ...more »

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Submitted by (@curtis)

Ohmconnect

Based on our success during the first round of the American Energy Data Challenge, we decided to build out Ohmconnect further. Ohmconnect provides the platform to allow residential homeowners to sell their energy back into the market. Homeowners are notified of "demand response" events, or a call to reduce electricity usage by turning off their A/C, heater, or appliances for 15 minutes. Using data from their existing ...more »

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Submitted by (@danheydenaia)

Green Button Conservation

Currently, Homeowners have no way of knowing whether their strategies for reducing the cost to heat and cool their homes are working. This app enables Homeowners to improve their energy usage by displaying the impact of modifications to their homes or behavior. By integrating a modeled Baseline using outside temperatures into the existing Green Button system, users can see how their Actual Usage compares with the Baseline. ...more »

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Submitted by (@maudtexier)

Greenity - Get greener!

How green are you? You recycle your waste, you buy organic, and you carpool with your colleagues when commuting… But do you know how green is your electricity? Every hour the grid activates various means of power generation ranging from coal-fired power-plant to solar energy. Every kWh consumed will be more or less green depending on its origin. An hour when renewable energy is at its highest is then a “Green hours”. ...more »

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Submitted by (@annaschneider)

WattTime Impact API

The environmental impact of electricity varies in real time throughout the day. Ever wanted to know the carbon footprint of your electricity, right here, right now? Or which times of day are usually cleaner than others? The voters in Contest #1 did when they selected Green Energy Tracker as the "Popular Choice" winner (http://energychallenge.energy.gov/a/dtd/Green-Energy-Tracker/12606-26122). And it turns out that for ...more »

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Submitted by (@kadir.adil)

Black Sheep

www.blacksheepapp.co Black Sheep is an iOS application that helps home buyers find energy efficient homes by combining real estate listings with energy efficiency and energy consumption data. It also motivates homeowners to get Home Energy Score assessments, which helps populate the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score database and encourages home owners to improve their energy efficiency. Black sheep allows the ...more »

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