American Energy Data Challenge: Enter by July 18

Published: Fri 18 Jul 2014
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The U.S. Dept. of Energy is now holding the third Energy Data Challenge -- a contest to spur innovative ideas for putting energy data to practical use. $17,500 in prizes will be awarded to winning projects.

The theme for this contest is open data by design. Projects may feature information design, graphic design, animation, 2D and 3D representation, or interactivity. They may enhance the value of energy data through better formatting, standardization, clarity, accessibility, etc.

An example of this type of project is Leafully, which won U.S. DOE's 2012 Apps for Energy Challenge, and which now integrates with energy data from several U.S. utilities.

Eligible projects must use energy data from at least one of these resources:

  • Personal energy data, via the Green Button API
  • U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Energy Information Administration
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • OpenEI.org
  • National Geothermal Data System
  • Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework
  • Buildings Performance Database
  • Energy Data Exchange
  • National Library of Energy
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Learn more and enter now.
Deadline: July 18, 9pm ET

Public voting on entries: July 22-29. Winners will be announced in August. See winners from previous contests.

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