Apps for Energy II

We are awarding $100,000 in prizes for the best energy-related web and mobile apps that use a featured API, standard or idea to solve a real-world challenge.

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Energy Manager - For Aggregated Residential Demand Response

Even though residential loads account for close to 40% of the total electrical load in the US, utilities often resort to large commercial or industrial users for demand relief. This application introduces a middleman - The Integrator who will control a cluster of loads such as a neighborhood or a large apartment complex and provide demand relief to the utilities during their time of need. We assume certain appliances ...more »

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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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My Energate

By controlling home devices and observing GreenButton energy consumption data consumer can make informative decision how - for example - changing home temperature by 1 degree affects his energy usage and corresponding costs

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Using Wind Power Sabreez

Sabreez is a demand response green button app that promotes renewable energy integration. The App combines utility-scale generation data with user consumption data to return a user’s wind power consumption relative to fossil fuel consumption. Our reports reduce a complex array of hourly data into a simple pie chart. For consumers, Sabreez is a money-saving game. For utilities, Sabreez integrates Wind Power cost-effectively. ...more »

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Seenergy - The Electric Meter to Appliances Itemizer

Team members: Sri Kanajan Christopher Cornwell Julia Orwell Matheus D. Spinelli The goal is to automatically itemize the energy consumption down to the specific appliances and then provide specific, actionable recommendations to the consumers. This application takes in the Green Button data that has your specific electric meter readings pattern over time and figures out automatically what each major appliance in your ...more »

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Home Energy Hunt

Looking for a place to buy or rent is a difficult task. There are many things to take into account, location, rent, and neighborhood to note a few. The one thing that is missing in this list tho is the cost of energy. Energy costs represent a significant monthly expense that few people take into account when calculating whether or not they can afford a given place. Home Energy Hunt was created out of a need to add energy ...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 »

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UseGreenEnergy.Today

The environmental impact of electricity varies in real time throughout the day. People want to use cleaner energy, and grid operators want people to reduce demand at peak times. What if there were a way to do both? UseGreenEnergy.Today (http://usegreenenergy.today/) is a fun way to learn how to shift electricity use to times when there's more renewable energy available. This shift has the added benefit of tending to decrease ...more »

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Ohmconnect

Based on our success during the first round of the American Energy Data Challenge, we decided to build out Ohmconnect further. Ohmconnect provides the platform to allow residential homeowners to sell their energy back into the market. Homeowners are notified of "demand response" events, or a call to reduce electricity usage by turning off their A/C, heater, or appliances for 15 minutes. Using data from their existing ...more »

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LocalData: Energy

LocalData: Energy is an app developed to digitally collect and assess data in the urban environment on building performance indicators in real time. A simple and easy way to collect data, LocalData: Energy allows users to collect quantitative, qualitative and image data using a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android). By adding new data to a map, users can quickly enhance existing energy assessment data sets, create new ...more »

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e-Lite Power Use Planner with Green Button Usage Data

No two electrons are created with equal emissions. The mix of electricity sources to any neighborhood changes every five minutes. The emission intensity can change by a factor of two or three within the same day! Imagine home and business owners checking their mobile apps each day to find the cleanest time to use electricity in their neighborhood that week. Emission Information´s (EI) technology and the e-Lite mobile ...more »

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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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