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Google's PowerMeter Gets Partners, Starts Saving Homeowners Money
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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 11:46
Going green and saving green is finally becoming hassle-free thanks to Google
Jason Mick (Blog) - May 20, 2009 12:01 PM

Google's PowerMeter helps homeowners track and cut their power use, saving money and the environment. The site recently announced a number of utility partners, and has started deploying to customers. Google talks a lot about alternative energy and promoting the adoption of a green lifestyle as part of the company's "do no evil" policy. Google has been working hard both on the power front, investing in promising alternative energy startups, and on the consumer front, releasing Google PowerMeter, a unique Google Gadget that lets users track their home power consumption.
However, many dismissed the new widget as useless as it relied on "smart meters", special power meters which could communicate it. After all, there were no such meters at the time.
Undeterred, Google went out and solved this problem and has now announced a number of initial smart meter partners, including San Diego Gas & Electric (California), TXU Energy (Texas), JEA (Florida), Reliance Energy (India), Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (Wisconsin), White River Valley Electric Cooperative (Missouri), Toronto Hydro–Electric System Limited (Canada), Glasgow EPB (Kentucky).  [DailyTech...]   [Comments...]
 

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