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Finalist Evaluation

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Congratulations! Your proposal, Making every watt count: An intelligent demand side management system on phones in the Urban Energy Efficiency contest, has been selected to advance to the Finalists round.

Be proud of your accomplishment – more than 350 proposals were submitted and only a very small number have been advanced through these two rounds of judging.

As a Finalist, your proposal is eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as the contest’s Popular Choice award, which is determined by public voting.

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All winners will be announced the week after the voting period ends, on September 12, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time.

Both Judges Choice and Popular Choice will receive a special invitation to attend selected sessions at MIT’s SOLVE conference and present their proposals before key constituents in a workshop the next day, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. A few select Climate CoLab winners will join distinguished SOLVE attendees in a highly collaborative problem-solving session. Some contests have additional prizes given by the contest sponsor.

Thank you for your work on this very important issue. We’re proud of your proposal, and we hope that you are too. Again, congratulations!

2015 Climate CoLab Judges

Additional Comments:

1)Please look at the Neuro device so as to avoid recreating the wheel and instead get straight to the problem. The initial target market if in a developing country will be the usually gang; industries, commercial properties and businesses a substantial % of domestic users who are knowledgeable enough to tell the difference between a watt and an amp does not exist yet.

2)Web and mobile energy audits are not new, but perhaps designing a specific audit for the target community is of merit. When it is described as phone-based, is this mobile web smartphones or for more basic phones? The hardware device to connect with the “switchboard” but the consumer sounds interesting but isn’t really explained. In the US, this is the circuit-breaker box. A typical home energy consumer couldn’t do anything by themselves to that box.

Semi-Finalist Evaluation

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SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Semi-Finalist!

Congratulations! Your proposal, Making every watt count: An intelligent demand side management system on phones in the Urban Energy Efficiency contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.

You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from July 1st until July 14, 2015 at 23:59pm Eastern Time.

Judges' feedback are posted under the "Evaluation" tab of your proposal. Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round. We ask you to also summarize the changes that you made in the comment section of the Evaluation tab.

At the revision deadline listed below, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.

Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!

2015 Climate CoLab Judges

Judges' Comments

This type of project has been brought up many times and more information about the actual implementation, savings for the customer and impact would have been very useful

The solution is interesting for a technically curious person but I doubt it will be of much interest to the proposed target audience.
The high net worth individuals, especially in Africa, want to be perceived as wasteful which is why they would visit a restaurant, order the most expensive meal, take a few nibbles on it and then leave the rest.
Small industries are too involved in doing the business to take time off to consider their costs especially when in most cases they can pass them on, multiplied, to their customers/consumers.
For the larger consumers there needs to be a more business like proposal as to how it affects their bottom line as the environment is not a line item that many have on their balance sheets.
My proposal would be to work on a low cost fun device that can be installed by anyone and then connected to their phones for monitoring. The device could be as simple as a plug.
A similar system to the one you are proposing here has been crowd funded in the USA and they have also already shipped their first batch, its called Neurio (

Not New invention though. My understanding is that the Esave app/hardware is similar to most Building Management Systems (BMS) already deployed on the market by some players. The inventor must understand that the length of transmission of energy to communities from the point of production also create huge losses. Areas of savings/benefits not clearly spelt out. Carbon Reduction of 10% has to be supported by data. It is not clear how the inventor arrived at the 15% Money saving. The time line would have to be looked at. For example the inventor could look at Prototype and testing during the Year 1. Collaboration with government could be in Year 2 along side manufacturing by OEM's. Not recommended for next stage.

It is not clear what the target market is, residential consumers or small businesses. The costing should be refined and provide cost estimâtes for development and roll-out. Some indication should be given for cost declines as a function of market size.
some examples of applications by market segment should be given.
Finally, can the hardware and software be built/developed locally

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