Mashups: Datasets and APIs

The Genability Application Programming Interface (API) is just one of many energy-focused APIs that are available to developers. We encourage creative mash-ups of our electricity pricing data with other energy apps and datasets. We think that the potential value-add is enormous.

For example, check out the slick Wattvision API.  You can see live energy usage data, historical data, set alerts, and if you like, make some of your house data public in a little competition, and even tweet your data to the world! See your data at any moment from anywhere on the web, and they have a neat iPhone version of their website (no app to install). The Wattvision API allows developers to create products that are wattvision-enabled.

Here are some other APIs to check out: Wattzon, Plotwatt, and these public datasets: Financial Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, PVWatts Grid Data Calculator, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory’s Home Energy Saver, Texas Energy Load Predictions, California Load Profiles, Google Prediction API, to name a few.

We’re excited about the mashup possibilities with these APIs and our electricity pricing data.  If you’re a developer in the Bay Area, be sure to stop by HAPI Hack this weekend.

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