Emission Information (EI) has been recognized by the Department of
Energy in its American Energy Data Challenge II for the e-Lite Power Use
Advisor mobile app. Awards were received in the following categories: ?
Best Use of Green Button Standard (2nd place), ? Best Use of
Winning Contest #1 Idea (1st place), and ? Best Overall
Application (2nd place). Emission Information demonstrated
white-label mobile apps for businesses to educate and engage electricity
consumers. The efficient delivery of actionable carbon footprint
information is key to engagement. Drawing from the combination of hourly
electricity usage data and proprietary precise emission intensity data
allows for daily engagement. The smartphone app, available to iPhone
users can serve as a fun daily engagement and awareness platform to
follow the impact that individual electricity use choices have on the
Using data provided by its strategic partner, Genscape, the leading
global provider of energy information for commodity and financial
markets, EI has developed proprietary algorithms, software models, and
mobile and web apps that provide hourly forecasts of emissions intensity
from electricity se for millions of electricity consumers by zip code.
The localized, hourly greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity
information delivered by EI's apps is more precise than traditional
methods of estimating carbon footprint from electricity use.
"The American Energy Data Challenge is all about harnessing private
sector creativity", said Ernie Moniz, Secretary of Energy Administrator
for the Obama Administration, as he announced the winning apps,
including the e-Lite Power Use Planner. "Catchy name", said Dr. Moniz.
"We are excited to be recognized by the DOE for the innovation of this
unique emission footprint data stream and mobile app," said Dr. Gustav
H. Beerel, EI's Founder and CEO. "Our application brings aspects of the
smart-grid into the home or business in a way that encourages engagement
and awareness of how each of us impacts our environment by our daily
About Emission Information
Emission Information provides unique data and insights on emissions from
electricity use to businesses and their customers. Electricity delivered
through the grid comes from multiple sources - some cleaner than others
(electricity produced from solar or wind is cleaner than electricity
produced from coal). EI traces local electricity by zip code back to the
source and calculates the cleanliness of the electricity mix at a given
hour. Using EI's mobile and web apps, consumers can actively choose to
track, compare and reduce their carbon footprint from electricity use.
Real-time and forecast information through sophisticated modeling using
proprietary data is provided by Genscape, Inc. For more information,
please visit: emissioninformation.com
About the DOE American Energy Challenge
A four-part, year-long Challenge to invite public input and innovation
around public data resources offered by the U.S. Department of Energy
and the Green Button Initiative. Data and information are invaluable
national assets that increase in value when they are made easily
accessible to the public.
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