Competition: Got apps? We want 'em!

Hey folks,

Don't think any of us are using "green button data", but just in case, here is an app competition you may want to know about:



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From: "Brandon Hurlbut, Energy Department" <>
Date: 05 Apr 2012 18:43
Subject: Got apps? We want 'em!


Dear friend of,

I want to tell you about an exciting opportunity that the Energy Department is launching today.

We’re challenging the developer community to participate in the first ever Apps for Energy competition!

Apps for Energy challenges software developers, designers, and students to build apps that help utility customers understand their Green Button electricity usage data, take action, and make better-informed decisions.

Developers with the best apps that are compatible with Green Button data will win cash prizes. Prizes include $30,000 for the best overall app, $15,000 for the best student-built app, and seven other prizes. In total, we'll be offering $100,000 in prizes.

Apps are due May 15th, so don’t miss this opportunity to change the way millions of Americans think about their utility data! Here’s how to get started:

Got questions? We’re listening. Send us an email at Check in with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Apps for Energy news and updates.

Good luck!

Brandon Hurlbut
Chief of Staff for the Energy Department