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Will Your Home Use Google PowerMeter?

In my Twitter stream today I saw a message about Google's PowerMeter.  I assumed it had something to do with computer applications (after all, it was from Google), but was surprised when I saw that this was a tool to measure electricity usage.  From the Google PowerMeter website -

Google PowerMeter is a free electricity usage monitoring tool that provides you with information on how much energy your home is consuming. Google PowerMeter receives information from utility smart meters and in-home energy management devices and visualizes this information for you on iGoogle (your personalized Google homepage). And, Google PowerMeter is free.

This would seem to be an interesting tool/concept to discuss with students in context of housing and energy usage.  It will be interesting to see how this evolves along with other smart house technology. 

1 comment:

  1. This is very cool! I saw this on Twitter a few weeks ago (probably from you) but didn't have time to explore it right then. It would be interesting to see who much energy that our schools are using. I bet the kids could come up with great, practical ideas for energy conservation.