DOE Hosts Contest to Leverage Energy Data

November 26, 2013 By Linda Hardesty

Energy Manage DOE logoThe Department of Energy launched the American Energy Data Challenge to i) introduce the public to the data and resources offered by the Department, ii) solicit feedback about the data, iii) amplify the energy data available to consumers today under the Green Button Initiative, and iv) create new ways to visualize and discover energy data, and spur the development of new tools and services that leverage these data sets.

The first challenge of this series – the Energy Ideas Challenge – seeks new ideas for using energy data to create high-value apps, mission-driven services and knowledge that will contribute to solving real-world issues in the public and private sectors.

The first challenge is being conducted from November 6-29, offering a total of $10,000 in prizes. Three additional challenges – Apps for Energy II, Energy Data by Design, and The American Energy Challenge – will be rolled out in the coming months, culminating in a call for ideas to re-imagine America’s energy infrastructure.

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