Apps for Energy resources are now live
Developers interested in entering the challenge have until May 15th to submit their app. The apps will then be judged, voted on, and there will be a final announcement of the winners by May 22nd. Here's the breakdown of potential winnings:
Best Overall Application - Grand Prize: $30,000
Best Overall Application - Second Place: $15,000
Best Overall Application – Third Prize: $7,500
Student Award – Grand Prize: $15,000
Student Award – Second Prize: $7,500
Popular Choice Award – Grand Prize: $8,000
Popular Choice Award – Second Prize: $4,000
Peak Energy Usage Award: $6,000
The DOE has made all the details available at their Apps for Energy page. Also, to supplement the DOE's Apps for Energy Challenge, OpenEI has many resources that can help developers create their energy app. If you are curious about the challenge or what Green Button is, or if you just need a sample dataset for your app, visit the OpenEI Apps for Energy page.
And so, thanks to the development of the Green Button initiative by the DOE, and with support from our partners; Itron, GRID21, and PG&E, the challenge has officially begun! In a month and a half, the public will have access to great new apps for analyzing their personal energy use.