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Overview of Google and Microsoft's home energy consumption services

posted Sep 14, 2010, 9:26 PM by ema-1 ema-1
April 2010
[Update: Google PowerMeter is now available in NZ]

"Both [Microsoft] Hohm and [Google] PowerMeter serve energy-consumption data to utilities and consumers so that they can make better — ideally more energy-efficient — decisions. Hohm does so through a Web-based property that estimates household energy use and delivers custom-tailored recommendations for how to save energy to users. PowerMeter also shows users how much energy they are using and how much it is costing them in real time — directly on their iGoogle homepages so that monitoring energy use becomes a part of their daily internet routines."