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Google and Energy Inc. provide a free home energy management tool that does not require a smart meter.
Date: 10/06/2009
Type: News
Cisco Systems introduced a new home energy management system with a countertop touch-screen display that allows users to monitor and program home energy use. The system will undergo a year-long pilot test with customers of Duke Energy.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog, News
In an effort to get consumers to engage more regularly with their home energy management systems, Intel has added a clock and an answering machine to their latest home energy management display.
Date: 06/30/2010
Startup software company EcoFactor is partnering with Texan utility company Oncor to turn programmable thermostats into smart, energy-saving devices.
Date: 07/07/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
PowerUSB has announced a new power strip with a USB cable that plugs into your computer and (with the included software) allows you to manage the power for devices plugged into the strip.
Date: 07/15/2010
Type: News
Microsoft announced today that it has combined its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application with the PowerCost electricity monitor. Using a broadband internet connection, consumers can then monitor their home electricity consumption from the web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article, Video
The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved Baltimore Gas & Electric's amended smart grid proposal, so the company will get to keep its $200 million DOE grant for its innovative program.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Innovative startup OPower is focusing on customer engagement and behavior modification to achieve great gains in home energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
GE's Nucleus software displays real-time and historical energy use.
GE is partnering with the Department of Energy on a $5 million program that will test the energy efficiency of homes equipped with smart grid products, LEDs and solar panels.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
OPower's 3 channel approach to energy efficiency.
A new software service from OPower based on behavioral psychology encourages consumers to reduce their power consumption and can result in energy savings of up to 3.5 percent.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities

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