Nearly 40 teams submitted ideas in response to a $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge that seeks to improve safety and fuel efficiency through data innovation. Eight finalists have been selected to move on to the second phase of the competition based on the business plans and product prototypes they submitted during the first phase.
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s (SEE Action) Customer Information and Behavior Working Group has released “A Regulator’s Privacy Guide to Third-Party Data Access for Energy Efficiency.” Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the guide summarizes the range of approaches taken by states on privacy and security issues related to third-party access to customer data gathered under electric and gas ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs and
Dozens of coders and designers joined Energy Department and private sector experts at SXSW Eco for an exciting 24 hour hackathon using open energy data. The winning teams developed applications that help homeowners make smart decisions about energy usage and help drivers optimize their routes.
Sometimes, the best ideas come from putting a bunch of smart people in a room and just letting them get to work. That's the idea behind a hackathon! Learn about how the Energy Department supports these events by providing access to data, software tools and energy experts.