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Earth2Tech's Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers

Troy Batterberry, Product Unit Manager of Energy Management & Home Automation at Microsoft:

Influence: Led the development of Hohm, Microsoft’s home energy management tool, one of Microsoft’s first major forays into the energy industry.

Microsoft surprised a lot of skeptics by launching a home energy management tool — Hohm — that has a slick, comprehensive interface and a version available to consumers now. That puts Hohm into a group of home energy software that doesn’t have to wait for the rollout of smart meters (which will take years). In addition Microsoft plans to use the product as a toehold into an energy management market that could lead to selling software to manage electric vehicle charging and home thermostats during peak electricity events. Batterberry told us in June when Hohm launched that Microsoft won’t be charging utilities or consumers for Hohm but the web giant’s energy team will be paying close attention to what a future business model for energy management software could look like.

17 Responses to “Earth2Tech's Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers”

  1. Impressive list! It sounds like George Arnold & all these companies plus many more have their work cut out for them. Wishing everyone all the luck to create a cleaner, smarter and more efficient energy system.
    There are other companies that are working just as hard but not mentioned above. For example,

    Thank you for posting!