Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge

Congratulations to U of T alumni Atindra Ganeshen, Saman Alvi, Shaheer Aziz, and Arjune Selvarajan for Wattson their Gold Award and People’s Choice Award winning entry to the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge.  Launched in partnership with MaRS Discovery District, the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge offered $50,000 to support the best new apps developed to use electricity data collected by smart meters. The new apps will empower consumers to make informed decisions about their energy consumption and to help consumers make decisions that will save them money.

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Ontario’s Green Button Initiative
The province’s world-leading investment in smart meters has helped to build a powerful and reliable smart grid. Using the smart grid, the Green Button Initiative will empower consumers by providing easier access to their own electricity data and allowing them to securely share their data with mobile and web-based apps. Apps can help Ontario households and businesses better understand and manage their electricity use, so they can make informed decisions and take action.