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How to Enter Apps for Energy

April has been an exciting month for the Apps for Energy competition, so we want to take a few minutes to update readers on the competition and the plan for announcing the winners.

If you’re a developer interested in helping utility customers get the most out of their electricity usage data, don’t miss the May 15th submission deadline for Apps for Energy! The Energy Department’s Green Button apps challenge is about halfway over, but there is still time for new developers and designers to come up with a great idea and start coding.

Looking for ideas to get you started? Here’s a short list of app ideas. Also, check out the developer resources page for useful government data sources and sample Green Button data. 

The competition winners for best overall app and best student app will be announced at ConnectivityWeek on May 22nd, in Santa Clara. Todd Park, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, and the Apps for Energy judges, including Pat Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will make the announcement. ConnectivityWeek is an annual conference dedicated to exploring the potential of information technology to help the energy sector improve efficiency and make better-informed decisions about building management, infrastructure investment, electricity generation, and a host of other topics.

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