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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"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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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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TROT - Truck Routing Optimization Tool

At any given moment in the US, significant numbers of heavy freight trucks (e.g. "18-wheelers", Class 8) are operated over long distances with less-than-full or even empty payloads. This deadheading results from suboptimal coordination between drivers, trucking companies, and customers with freight requirements. Based on fuel costs alone, the economic potential of optimizing annual truck journeys by even 1% is ~$1.1B/yr ...more »

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The Transparent Cost Database Enables Energy Innovation

As energy researchers, the Department of Energy datasets are the foundation of our work. Choosing the most valuable among them is like being asked to choose the most valuable book from a library – the value comes from the library itself, not the single book. Yet, no dataset in recent memory has proved more important than OpenEI.gov’s new Transparent Cost Database (http://en.openei.org/apps/TCDB/). This database displays ...more »

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Why is my bill so high?

In most parts of the country, heating and cooling drives energy demand. Many companies are looking to explore the relationship between energy and weather and provide homeowners with actionable insights into understanding and controlling their utility spending. One area of focus is developing software applications that correlate energy use patterns measured by smart meters with easily obtained outside temperature observations. ...more »

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GreenButton enabled Solar Energy and Efficiency project quotes

ENACT offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) play for the building energy services industry. ENACT’s SaaS platform increases efficiencies in sales and financing processes by automating channel functions that have thus far been manual. enACT’s patent pending platform reduces installed costs and promotes network effects by getting installers, financiers and OEMs for a category on the same workflow engine, now made possible ...more »

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Smart Meter Interval Data: Availability Info Needed

Smart meter installations and pledges to support Green Button have been a big step in the right direction. Yet, at present, many utility consumers cannot access their data from newly installed meters. Ultimately, a meter is only "smart" if its data is available to its user. PROBLEM Information about smart meter "deployment" is usually narrowly focused on whether advanced ("smart") metering infrastructure (AMI) has ...more »

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NoEnergyBill.com

The problem: Currently, it's too difficult for homeowners to adopt alternative energy solutions in their household. While there's a wealth of information online about alternatives like solar cells and wind energy, it's often difficult to turn that into specific action items or specific next steps. Even harder is calling different companies and providers (e.g. solar panel installers) and getting quotes, which often times ...more »

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Green Button 2.0 - "Best Idea for An Existing Dataset"

Green Button is a great way to get customers, developers and energy providers engaged and excited about the usage of energy. It enables change by allowing access to a dataset previously unavailable. But what if we could make access to this data faster. dataCapable is proposing a change. Push the API to the edge. We'd like to see it at the meter although we understand it's going to take a lot of work with the metering ...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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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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