These days, it feels like Google has its paw prints on just about everything. Well today I found out that Google is becoming more “powerful” than I could have ever imagined. And yes, the use of “powerful” was a poke at its PowerMeter project.

The idea behind Google’s PowerMeter project is actually pretty cool. Help people conserve and save by allowing the user to see what kind of usage is taking place, in real time. So on the surface, this sounds fantastic! Sadly, however, for 99% of us not part of a partner utility company, it also means buying needed hardware.

Needed hardware aside, I think that Google might be on to something here. Assuming you are using enough power in a month to warrant the need to closely monitor what is being used, going along with a TED energy monitor might be just the ticket.

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