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Google shook up the smart meter industry this month by announcing it’s developing a web-based energy data tool called PowerMeter. Energy info should be free, easy to read and owned by you — the consumer — says Google. But let’s face it, Google is new at […]

Google shook up the smart meter industry this month by announcing it’s developing a web-based energy data tool called PowerMeter. Energy info should be free, easy to read and owned by you — the consumer — says Google. But let’s face it, Google is new at this, and needs to learn a lot and gain a lot of partners. Those goals were part of the genesis behind its event with GE last week, which featured an interesting discussion between members of the utility industry, power generators, energy data management startups, and policy makers. Check it out:

  1. [...] engine giant Google and conglomerate GE could deliver a lot more than public policy changes and compelling discussion forums. GE’s V-P of its Ecomagination division, Steve Fludder, told us yesterday in an interview [...]

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  2. [...] More importantly, calls for making sure energy information is freely accessible to the customer and run over an open platform are finally being heard. That’s a key requirement for a market that would rely on energy data to sell appropriate goods: third parties need to be able to speak the same language. To that end, Google, for example, recently unveiled its PowerMeter smart energy tool. [...]

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  3. [...] smart grid technology, economics, and policy. The buzz around the idea of smart grid is palpable:  old companies like GE and new companies like Google are changing their business models to incorporate more smart grid activities and products, [...]

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  4. Marshall Mathew Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Check out the ultimate SMART GRID solution for the US framed by a panel of professional power engineers and professor- http://www.smartgridsolution.blogspot.com/

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