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Microsoft Unveils Energy Management Software

Google has been releasing information on drug generic viagra their smart meter management software called PowerMeter little by little, but we've yet to see a fully-completed product.  Microsoft is hoping to steal some of their thunder by releasing a beta version of only now generic viagra for sale their energy management software, Hohm, this week and, at least appearance-wise, it has Google beat.

The web-based software allows users to monitor and look here overnight levitra generic control their energy use by logging into the Hohm website with their Windows Live ID and zip code.  Based on that information, the software makes estimates of their home energy use and allows the user to enter specific information by answering any or all of 180 questions, with each answer making the numbers more accurate.

So far the software is only available for use by a few utilities - Xcel Energy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy - with more in line to start using it soon.  If you happen to cheap cialis no prescription live in one of the best way to use viagra areas serviced by the list above, your energy use information will be even more comprehensive with historical data available from the utility.

The software will be smart meter-compatible as soon as any of its utility partners begin using them.

Eventually, the software will be used in connection with electric vehicle charging and grid demand management, but those more delux features will likely come with a price.  Microsoft has made clear that this software is a product like any other they've created and as it's further developed, cost will start being a factor.  For now, at least while it's in beta, the energy managment tool is free.

via Earth2Tech

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written by Fred, June 26, 2009
This will def help with energy consumption.
Nothing reading your electric wouldn't tell you.
written by Wandering, June 28, 2009
This is another expensive and energy gobbling trendy non-solution to a problem already addressed since the beginning of public utilities - the bill.
written by net97surferx, June 28, 2009
Instead of making 'monitoring software/hardware' and trying to Big Brother everyones' useage -- why not try 'smart', green solutions?

Either here or on another green site, there was a piece noteing how, in some European country/city, they were replacing standard street lights with ones which got ALL their energy from solar and small micro turbines. Charging the internal storage unit to last three days if the weather was totally crud.

Imagine if the US converted all the lamps along city streets AND every one of those 'all night on' mall parking lot spots? Seems that would totally cut into the night time power pork.
written by Lucy, June 30, 2009
I think this is viaga sales in canida a good step forward, we need to reduce energy waste. But as above, how much will it off set us?
written by Chris, June 30, 2009
I'm definitely looking forward to using this. Everyone, I think - doesn't matter who you are - can do at least something to viagra no rx reduce unnecessary energy consumption.
Every little bit helps
written by Ben, July 01, 2009
Wandering (and others) misses the point. The electric bill is aggregate information, sent out at least 30 days too late. Without real-time monitoring data you have no idea where to begin in reducing your consumption. There are more comprehensive and the best choice levitra 50 mg granular ways to measure your energy usage today (although they are expensive) and they show an average reduction of 20% after one year - the idea being once you see what is happening you have a starting point to make it better.
Microsoft is trying to get its foot in the door for a bigger market
written by JuliaD, July 02, 2009
This is Microsoft's attempt to get into the upcoming SmartGrid market. If you check the news, you'll see that IBM and Cisco are already signing deals with electric companies to start IT support for these projects. Not just the hardware aspect but management software as well.

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