There isn’t (yet) an app for that.

In an effort to make sense of all its data while at the same time making electricity use more efficient, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened a contest for an iPhone application.

EPA announced the “Apps for the Environment” on June 6 as a way of encouraging innovation while also working to solve some of the country’s major environmental challenges.

“By harnessing American ingenuity we can find new ways every day to better protect our health and environment,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a statement. “Blending technology with a wide range of environmental data, Apps for the Environment will help present useful information in a user-friendly way for our families, neighbors and communities.”

The contest is intended to be completely democratic and is open to submissions from anyone, including tech-geeks, high school nerds and professional computer programmers.

“I’m excited to see the innovations that professional software developers and high school students alike can create,” Jackson said.

The EPA said it hopes that the contest will raise awareness about the usefulness and availability of its data. It is not alone in hoping to story through seemingly endless mountains of data that could potentially be useful to consumers.

Constellation Energy Senior VP of Demand Response Peter Kelly-Detwiler told Breaking Energy in a recent interview that allowing electricity consumers to view minute-by-minute data on their energy use is one of the most important job ahead for the industry.

IBM’s national smart grid system in Malta also takes energy usage data to provide customers with real-time information about their electricity use. In Malta, smart phone applications of this kind are already in use.