Apps for Energy II

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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Link to Design : http://api.watttime.org/

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The United Joules of America

Welcome to the United Joules of America! This app-game seeks to educate the general public about the challenges facing America’s energy future and challenge players to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. America is one of the biggest energy producers in the World, and a large part of this is coming from unsustainable fossil fuels. However, the general public is mostly illiterate about US energy production ...more »

Submitted by (@petersun825)

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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 »

Submitted by (@thomp22000)

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SolarGarden.gov

Many homeowners like the idea of solar panels, but few actually invest in them. Why not? --> Some homes aren’t located in ideal, sunny locations. --> Some homeowners can’t afford the installation or leasing costs. --> Some don’t like how the panels look, or live in covenant-controlled neighborhoods where they’re not allowed. --> Many don’t plan on staying put for the 7+ years it can take for a system to pay for itself. ...more »

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Real Time Pricing Extended to the Retail Energy Market

One of the biggest problems with the electric industry today is that it insulates the consumer from the "pain" of the wholesale energy market. This should at least be offered as an option to consumers. There is no technical barrier to prevent the implementation of a retail real-time price market to consumers. This should be offered to them as an alternative to the other tariff options they are given. Fifteen states also ...more »

Submitted by (@dhfff0)

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Oroeco - Earn rewards for living your values!

In our globalized world we are increasingly removed from the production systems that create the products and services we use everyday. Each dollar we spend and invest has social and environmental impacts linked to global supply chains we depend upon, we just can’t easily see these impacts, compare choices and add everything up. We’re voting with our wallets every day, but we don’t really know what we’re voting for and ...more »

Submitted by (@ian0001)

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Better Green Button Data Accessibility

Currently access to Green Button data is very restrictive which limits its intended benefits and consumer market penetration. 1. LIMITATION: - The user has to login to their utility company's website with their account login to access the Green Button data. This limits any automated solution by 3rd party providers which is required for real world applications. Otherwise, in almost all cases, the solution fails since ...more »

Submitted by (@theraj)

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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 »

Submitted by (@sambrooks)

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Green Energy Tracker

Renewable energy production has been rapidly growing in the US in recent years. Energy consumers have opportunities to learn about renewable energy, but they do not have access to data about the actual renewable energy production or usage. Access to such data may help create awareness of when renewable energy is most available to consumers and when is the peak of energy usage occurs in general. (More details about application ...more »

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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 »

Submitted by (@danheydenaia)

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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 »

Submitted by (@rking0)

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Team Smart Washa - best idea existing dataset

We love the electric utility rates database. It allows customers to see the cost per kWh. If the market decides to go to time of use (TOU) then we have a pretty neat idea to make this database more valuable. If you could build this as a dynamic platform that updates in real time developers could use this dataset to create smart machines, like a smart washer machine. We When the price is right. The device turns on. ...more »

Submitted by (@bobsinclair61)

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