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Google launches "PowerMeter"

Google presented its new venture at the Next Generation Utilities Summit - visited by over 50 European Utility leaders.

There has been much talk of Smart Grids from the likes of Google and GE of late, and as part of this summit, Google’s Jens Redmer, Director of Business Development for Europe discussed a new way to help the consumer in making the right decisions on their energy usage.

Google’s PowerMeter provides customers with data on their personal electricity usage right on their own iGoogle homepage. It does this by receiving information from smart meters and energy management devices, calculating a customer’s energy consumption, and allowing each individual the ability to see what, in their homes, wastes the most energy.

Currently Google are testing the tool in the USA, India & Canada, with the hopes of expanding later in the year.


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