Comments on: The reality of Google PowerMeter http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sunsetbeachguy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/comment-page-1/#comment-1874 Sat, 23 May 2009 00:30:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/#comment-1874 Well this is a contractual requirement that SDG&E (and all other California investor owned utilities (IOUs)) own & control the data.

Customer data is jealously guarded by the IOU’s in California, you should see the contract language they have.

Normal damages are insufficient to compensate them from damages of customers owning and posting their use profiles, blah, blah, blah.

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By: Gaute http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/comment-page-1/#comment-1862 Fri, 22 May 2009 20:39:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/#comment-1862 There is a much simpler solution to this, and it was part of every Norwegian kitchen decor at least until the mid seventies; the watt meter. The black needle showing you how much power you used at any time and the red mark showing where you crossed into the high wattage tariff. No need for a computer, no need for Google. Instant feedback. But unfortunately no graphs to ponder over for a few hours every evening. I love these retro innovations.

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By: Lord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/comment-page-1/#comment-1860 Fri, 22 May 2009 20:23:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/#comment-1860 Considering one can compute how much anything will cost them, with the exception of thermostatically controlled devices that cycle irregularly, this seems much ado about nothing.
100W/(1000W/KW-HR)*24 HR/DA*30 DA/MO*$0.15/KW-HR = $10.80/MO

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By: scott http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/comment-page-1/#comment-1850 Fri, 22 May 2009 15:30:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/22/the-reality-of-google-powermeter/#comment-1850 Well, I guess it is a step forward, but not nearly as cool as Kevin described. I would see no technological reason why it could not eventually be made more real time.

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