Google PowerMeter: a step towards a smarter grid

| 11/02/2009

(Huffington Post): Google is dipping its toes in the very buzz-friendly waters of "smart grid" technology. Google.org, the philanthropic wing of the Internet giant, has developed something called "PowerMeter," which (eventually) is meant to help individuals understand their own power use, with the goal of cutting it back. "Smart grid" technology also refers to appliances that communicate with the energy grid and use less power during peak hours, which also saves consumers money.  Go to article

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