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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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Climate Resilient Grid for Renewable Energy Trading Platform

Problem: A 95% confidence level for man-made anthropogenic emissions as the cause of climate change (global warming) necessitates a transition from a fossil-fuel based paradigm of energy, to a paradigm of conditionally infinite resources of energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal, among others. This necessity is justified by (1) the ‘cost’ of severe-weather related damage on infrastructure and; (2) the potential ...more »

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GreenButton Data to Promote Energy Efficiency

A smart-phone app could be written that would consume GreenButton data and other publicly available data to provide recommendations to the consumer. Individual consumer Load Profile data could be obtained from utility websites, or directly from the homeowner's smart meter (assuming of course that the meter or AMI network also provided a WiFi radio and published GreenButton data directly to consumer smart-phones. Either ...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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My Electricity

Many people are seriously disconnected from the reality of what goes into providing a utility such as electricity. They would have no idea where their electricity comes from, or how it is generated. With this kind of disconnect, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing that it is limitless. An app could take a users location and based on the users city, could present information including the source of their electricity ...more »

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Automobile social metering network

Automobile operators are not aware of how they could save money by increasing fuel efficiency in their vehicle. There is no vivid relationship between hard earned dollars and a driver’s driving profile. Consumers and automobile operators do not have a firm grasp on the total cost of providing energy to their automobile and how efficient or inefficient their automobile operates. I propose that automobile operators ...more »

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Adding intelligence to the last 1000' of power distribution

It is said that “Information is Power”. Automation systems gain their efficiency using sensor data paired with external data to direct where energy should be routed. The goal is maintaining occupant comfort, safety, and convenience. Doubling efficiency is the same as producing twice the energy, without the life-cycle cost of producing more generation. Changes in the way energy is produced have combined with a major ...more »

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Commercial Building Weekly Energy Burn App

The current suite of on-demand energy management tools available for small and medium businesses (<100,000 sq. ft.) tend to be either too simplistic and/or generic to be actionable or too complex to be cost-effective and scalable. These tools also do not leverage modern mobile technology. There are a growing number of mobile apps that leverage key insights from behavioral economics to influence action. These apps successfully ...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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Gasoline and diesel price app

This app would show the price of the gasoline or diesel, depending on the region of the United States the user is. The location may be set up manually of by use of the GPS. It may also be shown the map of the US with the different prices on the market for each State. If the person is going to travel, the app could show the best route based on factors such as time of travell or distance, price of gasoline or diesel and ...more »

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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 »

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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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