Apps for Energy Competition Announced by the Department of Energy

Get ready to change the way you think about your electricity bill!

The Department of Energy (DOE) just announced the details for its Apps for Energy competition.  The DOE is challenging developers to use Green Button data to create apps for residential consumers to reduce energy usage and save money.  Competition opened Thursday, and the deadline to submit is May 15th; full details can be found on the DOE site.

The DOE is looking for apps that help consumers make sense of their Green Button data.  App developers are encouraged to use a variety of data sources, and Genability is here to help.  If creating a cool app isn’t enough motivation, the DOE and its partners are offering $100,000 in cash prizes!  Judges include some impressive people, including representatives from the DOE, PG&E, Itron, Garage Technology Ventures and HUGE.

If you’re interested and need some help, Genability is here for you.  For all App for Energy developers, we’re giving you access to our pricing APIs.  Let us know if we can help!

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