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Residential Customers: A Critical Segment for Utility Survival Plans

March 25, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Residential electricity consumers are a large but underserved group that could significantly impact the success and directions for the utilities of the future. They represent the biggest number of meters in the USA, according to the latest data from the Department of Energy.[read more]

A big day for Google: Power Meter and TED!

October 6, 2009 by Lynne Kiesling

Google is ringing both of my dominant bells today. Today they announced their first official device partner for the Power Meter — TED 5000 (TED = The Energy Detective). Power Meter + TED = ability for homeowners to monitor their own electricity consumption, regardless of whether they have a digital meter, retail product choice, or any...[read more]

Google, brainpower and Jevons paradox

June 16, 2009 by Marc Gunther

Today I’ve been blogging for Greenbiz.com from the 20th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C., a day-long event sponsored by Johnson Controls and the United States Energy Association. Here are some highlights: Google: making consumers smarter about energy Imagine if you walked into a grocery store, chose the food you want (...[read more]

Want better electricity information? Do it yourself!

May 28, 2009 by Lynne Kiesling

Want better information about your electricity consumption, even if your premise does not have a utility 'smart meter'? Do it yourself! Here are some examples, using in-home power meters and the home's broadband connection to collect the electricity consumption data at WattzOn, an online energy tracking and monitoring tool. The idea is...[read more]