Campaign: App/Services "Killer Ideas"

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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Quesadilla

http://mdahlhausen.github.io/quesadilla/ Quesadilla is an interactive visualization of energy flows in the United States. It incorporates historic data from 1949, projected data to 2040, and includes energy flows from energy extraction method through to sector end-use, where available. This gives users an understanding of how energy is used in the U.S., and how this changes over time. It is intended as an improvement ...more »

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Vehicle and Appliance ROI Calculator

This app would be available for mobile devices as well as online. When shopping for a car, it would provide features similar to the existing side by side comparison at fueleconomy.gov - however, it would in addition provide a ROI calculator that would allow you to enter a perspective purchase price for each vehicle (along with the other data the customize function at the above website allows) and the app would tell you ...more »

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IRacha - Rank utility charge at once

IRacha ranks utility rate based on the monthly charge. It does so in state and in the U.S as well. IRacha emphasizes on easy-to-use user interface so that the users can do anything by just clicking. Comparing this feature to http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities, the website requires typing rather than just single clicking to do anything useful. This would be the first website to rank every utility monthly charge ...more »

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Savings Share

This video describes my idea for a killer new energy-driven application. My idea is to use Green Thumb energy data combined with home improvement project logs from people across the country, allowing an estimation of the energy savings provided by the particular project. This can help people estimate the potential impact of a project they are considering in terms of energy savings, and calculate the potential return ...more »

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Consistency in Definitions and Application

In my area there is a great deal of effort to develop an energy market, integrate wind and other variable resources, and to operate the grid "efficiency." What is missing is using a single set of terms, operational protocols, and defntions so that the various entities and balancing authorities (BAs) can actually work in concert. It would require looking at each Balancing authority and identifiying its capability (done ...more »

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Incremental Energy Consumption Breakdown Application / Website

Problem Statement: There is no immediate feedback between energy consumption and its cost to consumers. Electricity and gas bills arrive once every two months. Even when consumers are told to save energy, they are reluctant to do so due to the delayed feedback. Description of the Solution: A website, and/or a smartphone application, that would show consumers their energy usage in daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly ...more »

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Microgrids for Server farms

I manage a server farm for State of NM. Google, NSA and others use large server rooms to manage web based data. A standardized public domain power modeling tool is needed at their sites to manage their zones of control. We created a model of power resources for the farm using public software. Power grids in the Southwest US depend on natural gas for peak loading in summer. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/GeneMachine/718595 ...more »

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Comprehensive Data on Wind Farm Production By Site

Our dream dataset: open data on the actual realized performance of all wind farms in the US, and/or any data it holds on actual measured wind resources at different sites, in any format the DOE chooses. We believe this data could be captured from Treasury/DOE records on production tax credit reporting, which were required of all US wind farms over the past few years. With this data, the wind industry in general, and ...more »

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My Car's Emissions

This smartphone app, using a persons location and speed, will be able to detect when a person is driving in a car. It will run in the background without the user having to open it all the time. When it detects the person is in a car, it automatically counts the speed and distance of each car trip. Using this data (and some pre-answered questions such as car model and year) the app will be able to approximate: * Litres ...more »

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JouleBug

JouleBug is an app that encourages and rewards sustainable actions (represented by Pins). As users earn points and Pins, effective energy use is spotlighted with actions like adjusting the thermostat, cold water washing, installing LEDs, ridding vampire load and more. As these actions reduce the user’s electric bill, it’s made visible to them in the app via the Green Button Data graph. The app has hundreds of Pins, ...more »

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A Need To Localize - "Killer Idea"

Killer Idea: A Need To Localize 14 Million people speaking 311 languages. Meet the United States. The land of opportunity. But when the power goes out, are utilities embracing opportunity? It's been the challenge since Edison fired up the first generator. How do we connect to all those customers. It's time to embrace change. Leverage mobile tools, code localisation and connect to those customers and languages we've ...more »

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