Hohm on smart phone
One way to get home electricity data into consumers' hands is through a smart meter and utility network, but a home broadband connection offers another route. Microsoft partnered with the maker of the PowerCost Monitor to use Wi-Fi to transmit electricity usage from a meter and view it on the Web using Microsoft's Hohm Web application. Once online, people can check real-time and historical energy data from any Web-enabled device. As with many of these monitoring products, the idea is that giving people more detailed information about electricity use makes it easier to take steps to conserve.
August 23, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
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