Google Unwraps Smart Power Meter

Medford, Cassimir
February 2009
Red Herring;2/10/2009, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that Google has unveiled PowerMeter, a software-based service designed to let consumers track how they are using electricity in their homes. The service is still in test mode but Google is already negotiating with power utilities and complementary product suppliers to achieve market leverage before its commercial launch. The implications for the service of the budget allocated for the smart grid in the economic stimulus bill are cited.


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