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May 22, 2012
Celebrating Our Apps for Energy Developers

Secretary Chu writes about the Apps for Energy competition. The Energy Department will announce the winners today in Santa Clara, CA.

May 18, 2012
Aaron Shapiro is an Apps for Energy judge and CEO of Huge, a full-service interactive agency that specializes in building digitally- driven businesses. | Photo courtesy of Huge.
Q+A with Apps for Energy Judge, Aaron Shapiro

In this Q+A, Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, shares his thoughts on the role developers can play in transforming government.

May 18, 2012
The Green Button initiative provides residential and business customers access to their electricity consumption information, in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format. | Image courtesy of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Green Button Data: More Power to You

This month, the number of customers who can expect access to Green Button data grew to almost 31 million, thanks in part to Portland General Electric’s (PGE’s) announcement last Thursday, expanding access to their 820,000 customers.

May 9, 2012
Apps for Energy: The Final Countdown

The Apps for Energy May 15 submission deadline is less than a week away but there's still much more to come - learn more about what we have in store for the Energy Department's first-ever apps competition.

May 1, 2012
A student gets hands-on experience in the electric sector during an internship and mentoring program with Northeast Utilities, through ARRA workforce development funding. | Photo courtesy of Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
Building Tomorrow's Smart Grid Workforce Today

Many community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers across America are taking smart, pragmatic steps to train the next generation of workers needed to modernize the nation’s electric grid.

April 20, 2012
Want more information on Apps for Energy? Signup at | Image by Hantz Leger.
What We Talked About with the White House "Entrepreneur-in-Residence”

Highlights from our Live Twitter Q&A discussion with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.

April 16, 2012
Join our Apps for Energy Twitter Q&A Today (@ENERGY) at 2 PM EDT by following the hashtag #appsforenergy.
Join The Conversation: Apps for Energy Twitter Q&A with U.S. CTO Todd Park

Join us this Tuesday, April 17, at 2 PM EDT for an Apps for Energy Twitter Q&A with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.

April 5, 2012
Launching Apps for Energy! Developers, Are You Ready?

We're challenging the American developer community to build apps that help consumers get the most out of their electricity usage data.

April 4, 2012
The National Renewable Energy Lab's (NREL) utility rate database is a great resource for developers entering the Apps for Energy competition. | Map courtesy of NREL.
Developer Resources for Apps for Energy

Are you interested in participating in the Apps for Energy competition? Be sure to check out this list of resources that can help developers create energy apps.

March 30, 2012
Apps for Energy offers $100,000 in cash prizes to the developers with the best energy-focused apps. Design by Hantz Leger.
The Booming App Economy

The Energy Department is tapping into the App Economy -- offering cash prizes to the developers of the best energy-focused applications.