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Apps for Energy: The Final Countdown

May 9, 2012 - 3:08pm


The Apps for Energy deadline is less than a week away! If you're submitting an app check out the video above on how to enter the competition.

It’s almost here. The Energy Department’s Apps for Energy May 15 submission deadline is less than one week away. Back in early April, we challenged developers to build web and mobile applications that can help change the way millions of consumers think about their utility data. Now, with the submission deadline right around the corner, we want to take a moment to share what more we have in store.

Apps for Energy Public Voting

Who will win the Apps for Energy Popular Choice Award? It’s up to you to decide. Starting Thursday, May 17, you’ll be able to vote daily for your favorite Apps for Energy submission. To help choose your favorite, we’ll be uploading video, photos and detailed descriptions of each application that you’ll be able to browse through at our Apps for Energy Challenge page. The public voting portion of the competitions ends May 31, 2012.

ConnectivityWeek 2012

On May 22, we’ll be announcing winners of the Apps for Energy competition at ConnectivityWeek in Santa Clara, CA. This annual conference, which focuses on smart grid technology, brings together leaders in the technology, federal and private sectors.

Apps for Energy winners will be announced as part of an event led by Pat Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Todd Park, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, will also be participating in the event. We’ll be livetweeting the winners as they are announced – so be sure to follow the #appsforenergy hashtag May 22 for real-time updates.

Apps for Energy Developer Support

The competition portion of Apps for Energy may be nearing its end, but our support for Apps for Energy developers is just beginning. Over the course of the next few months we’ll continue to work to support a thriving, energy-focused developer community. That means working with developers to identify communities and stakeholders that can best benefit from Apps for Energy software applications. We'll be profiling the winners of the competition, and providing you with details on how these apps can impact the way millions of Americans think about and use their utility data.

Recognition Event in Washington, D.C.

In addition to being eligible for cash prizes, up to three members from each winning team will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a recognition event. There, Apps for Energy winning teams will lead demonstrations of their web and mobile software applications. More details on this event to come.

Want more Apps for Energy news? Join our growing community at the Apps for Energy Challenge page. And, for the latest updates, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.