npower tell us more in their guest blog post;
'The world is changing rapidly and the internet has ushered in a new era of transparency. In the energy industry companies will be rolling out smart meters to homes across the country, which will provide people with unprecedented amounts of data on their own energy usage.
Here at npower, we want to be at the forefront of driving innovation and creativity so that we can provide engaging online tools to take advantage of this and other new technology for our customers.
npower recognise that working more closely with the Developer community is key to this which is why we've partnered with TechHub to sponsor the TechHub 3rd Birthday Party and also launched the first npower Developer Challenge.
The Developer Challenge is an opportunity for you to compete to design an app which harnesses energy data with publicly available and device data to help consumers manage their energy use. The first prize is �10,000 but there are also three runners up prizes of Nexus 7 Android Tablets. After the competition is over, if we�re interested in taking any of your concepts to market we'll work with you to make it happen. The competition closes on 31st July, so you've got just over a month to enter for your chance to win.
The apps will be judged by a panel of experts - Our CEO Paul Massara, Head of Digital Jon Drinkwater, Daniel Payne from our App Development Partner, Compsoft and Alexander Aslizadyan from Net Communities, and we'll be announcing the winners on 15th August. The competition closes on 31st July, so if you�d like to enter visit www.thedeveloperchallenge.com to find out more'.
About npower npower is a leading integrated UK energy company, supplying gas, electricity and related services to residential and business customers.