The Department of Energy has launched the Apps for Energy competition, challenging developers to use the Green Button data access problem to help bring residential and commercial utility data to life.
DOE, in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Itron, and Gridwise Alliance, is offering $100,000 in cash prizes to the software developers and designers that submit the best apps.
Apps for Energy leverages Green Button, an initiative that gives access to energy usage data in a streamlined and easy-to-understand format. In addition to leveraging Green Button, app developers are encouraged to combine data from a variety of sources to present a complete picture of the customer’s energy usage.
The competition will be open to all U.S.-based developers and designers who are at least 13 years old. Companies or organizations that are incorporated in the U.S. can also participate. Submissions can be any kind of software application, including apps for the web, personal computers, mobile devices or any software broadly available to the public.