Energy efficiency ideas at E3 Hackathon

Energy efficiency ideas at E3 Hackathon

SINGAPORE - A mobile app that allows the user to determine how much energy he needs to save to purchase a desired item took top prize at the 3-day E3 (Energy Efficiency for Everyone) Hackathon.

The winner, team Wish Lit, was one of the 18 teams who pitched their ideas and prototype applications that focused on energy efficiency and conservation among household consumers in the event that took place from Sep 27-29.

One runner-up, Team Efficionado, created a DIY kit that can be rented which allows users to review their household appliances' energy consumption.

The other runner-up, Team Energy Saving Champions, came up with a web-based community platform that allows school-going children to compare and compete on how energy efficient they are at home and in class.

In addition to the three E3 Hackathon winners, three other teams also won the EMA-Singapore Power Data Innovation Challenge (Teams Feedback & Power Heroes) and IDA's Best Government Data Mash-Up prizes (Team Lucky 5).

Speaking at the Hackathon's prize presentation, Mr Chee Hong Tat, Chief Executive of EMA said, "The Hackathon provided an excellent opportunity for EMA and SP to work with external stakeholders to co-create energy efficiency solutions. I am very appreciative of the enthusiastic participation and strong community support for this event. EMA will continue to provide such platforms to work together with likeminded partners to address our energy challenges."

More than 80 participants comprising data scientists, researchers, academia, software developers and entrepreneurs joined the event organised by UP Singapore and co-sponsored by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Singapore Power.

ellenja@sph.com.sg

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