Campaign: App/Services "Killer Ideas"

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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Vivergy

Vivergy LLC is an early-stage software start-up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company produces a web and mobile platform that allows individual users to score their contribution to local health issues, such as childhood asthma, due to air pollution. After learning their score, users discover a number of opportunities to reduce local air pollution through personal reductions in energy consumption. The platform uses a series ...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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"Smart Me Energy App" -

Every day, many families in the United States look for ways to streamline their energy consumption. They struggle to find good information to make the best decisions. The “Smart-Me Energy” is an app designed to combine 3 things: green button data, product energy utilization information, & educate/inform about energy alternatives. The goal is to provide people with specific energy consumption information, lead them ...more »

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Smart Meter Monitoring - App and Hardware Idea

One of the biggest challenges in getting consumers to watch their energy spend is that by the time they get their electricity bill, it's already too late. Similar to credit card spend, consumers are less likely to act when their spend total is out of sight, out of mind. My idea is to develop a service that provides live readings of electricity use that consumers can view directly on their tablet or mobile device. The ...more »

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Campaign: Open Data By Design

The Wind Number

Most Americans don’t like being told what time of day they should use electricity, even though meeting their demand is going to get expensive as more renewables are integrated into the electrical grid. Popular reaction to load shifting ranges from procrastination to disinterest to outright rejection of the very idea of it. Yet survey after survey indicates that Americans would choose clean energy over fossil fuels if ...more »

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Construction Performance Measurement Dashboard using XBRL-CET

The initial Green Button established a formally adopted Smart Meter Data Set that prompted the development of a wide range of new applications to perform analytics on energy usage to better manage consumption. Our prototype application is designed to promote the same level of innovation in application development by demonstrating the potential of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) for building the Smart Grid, ...more »

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Campaign: Apps for Energy II

PowerHouse - How Clean is Your Shirt?

PowerHouse http://powerhouse.gmri.org Test Login: student/student The PowerHouse classroom education program connects Maine's 7th and 8th-grade students and their laptop computers to their household smart meters, enabling them to set savings goals and monitor daily, weekly, monthly and annual progress toward those goals. This capacity is enabled because every 7th and 8th-grader in Maine has his or her own laptop computer, ...more »

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Link to Design : http://powerhouse.gmri.org

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Building DOE Infrastructure for Web Services and Linked Data

My idea is to have the DOE work in a public/private partnership with a group of expert information system architects who can help the DOE develop open Web services and linked data approaches to achieving th American Energy Data Challenge vision. Ideally, the DOE's diverse databases and data streams will become a seamless part of an even larger pool of energy data that can be tapped for everything from simple charts to ...more »

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Grid or Equipment Failure Notification

Using meter data alone (green button) one could determine whether a parties' electric power were disconnected and notify the party of the outage so that appropriate action could be taken, especially in the even there are potentially negative consequences. Using thermostat readings from a communicating thermostat, in concert with local weather data, can easily determine when an air conditioning system has failed for any ...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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Solar Generation Feedforward to Peaking Generating Plants

This new app addresses the problem associated with the "as-available" nature of solar energy. Since solar generation appears to utilities as "lack of load" rather than generation, utilities struggle to coordinate their generating resources with the variable output of distributed solar (PV). This can have a destabilizing effect on the grid in terms of voltage and frequency. This new app uses three sources of data; two ...more »

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