Apps for Energy II

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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The Consumer Consumption & Carbon Commitment Consortium

[The Consumer-Consumption & Carbon-Commitment Consortium]: - The first Social, carbon-offset company, driving human behavioral changes through financial rewards and social recognition. Consumers (we) take a commitment to reduce our energy consumption and carbon-footprint. We are financially rewarded for achievements, and penalized for overage. All it takes to win is a little bit of conscious effort! Areas monitored ...more »

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Energy Waste ('Crash') Report: Generating Key Behavioral Data

While human behavior undoubtedly drives building energy waste, this problem is rarely quantified -- and often ignored. Similar to 'crash reports' that help fix software bugs, an app must be developed to generate vital behavioral and operational info during periods of anomalous energy use. This will create a compelling and urgent rationale for occupants and facility managers to disclose details about behavior, ease the ...more »

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Green Energy Performance Index

New method of calculating KPI for electric energy usage and generation regardless of usage/generation volume Promotes using green energy and generating electric energy Uses Green Button data with bi-directional energy flow Can be used for building consumer communication programs and promoting green energy Formulated as a sum of UGET (usage) and MGET (generation) GEPI pilot is available at http://UseGreenEnergy.Today ...more »

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Oroeco - Turning Green to Gold

Oroeco is the world’s first automated personal carbon tracking and rewards system. Oroeco users get a holistic view of the life cycle carbon emissions of all of their lifestyle choices, including both purchasing and energy use. We do this by combining a user’s Mint.com data with life cyle assessment (LCA) carbon impacts for each transaction, with calculations automatically populated with American averages that are further ...more »

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Residential demand response using Smart Meters

Many environmental and economic benefits of the smart grid have yet to be realized by residential users. One of the most promising smart grid technologies is demand response in which load reductions supplant the need to spin up expensive and carbon intensive “peaker plants”. While common in commercial and industrial sectors, demand response has not penetrated the residential market. Current residential demand response ...more »

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The Path to a More Resilient Infrastructure: A Project Registry.

On Thursday, August 14th, 2003, North America's energy industry failed nearly 55 million people. A blackout, caused by cascading failures in our energy infrastructure, descended upon 8 U.S. states and Ontario. The blackout is believed to have caused 11 deaths and over $10 billion in losses to our economy. Over 10 years on, the U.S. Department of Energy has worked with industry leaders to inquire, explore, and develop ...more »

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Air Conditioning causes Diabetes and Global Debt

Air conditioning (AC) and the sedentary lifestyle have created a diabetes epidemic consuming US Federal budget via Medicaid and chronic disease. Use DOE/NIH data to show the growth of disease after the introduction of AC in 1960's. 1/3 of US will be diabetic in 2050 bankrupting US budget through AC caused chronic disease. Build a model of AC taking over the world economy as sedentary lifestyle condemns future generations ...more »

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GPT – Green Peak Tweak

Green Peak Tweak is designed to engage consumers in changing their energy usage patterns by showing when renewable energy is generated (1). Consumers learn what portion of their energy usage comes from renewable resources. For example, if a consumer used 10kWh from 10AM to 11AM and the system showed that 12.5% of all energy for that period came from renewable sources, then the consumer used 1.25kWh of renewable energy. ...more »

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Energyville: A reality-game for energy conservation

Title: Energyville: A reality-game for energy conservation Submitted by: Rajesh G. Kavasseri and Cristinel Ababei Problem statement: Despite government and utility efforts, energy conservation programs suffer from poor end-user participation. In contrast, games on social media are immensely popular: as of January 2013, Zynga games on Facebook such as Farmville, Texas Holdem Poker have a staggering 265 million+ active ...more »

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Smart Meter Interval Data: Availability Info Needed

Smart meter installations and pledges to support Green Button have been a big step in the right direction. Yet, at present, many utility consumers cannot access their data from newly installed meters. Ultimately, a meter is only "smart" if its data is available to its user. PROBLEM Information about smart meter "deployment" is usually narrowly focused on whether advanced ("smart") metering infrastructure (AMI) has ...more »

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TROT - Truck Routing Optimization Tool

At any given moment in the US, significant numbers of heavy freight trucks (e.g. "18-wheelers", Class 8) are operated over long distances with less-than-full or even empty payloads. This deadheading results from suboptimal coordination between drivers, trucking companies, and customers with freight requirements. Based on fuel costs alone, the economic potential of optimizing annual truck journeys by even 1% is ~$1.1B/yr ...more »

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