Smart Meter Success Story

Smart Meter Success Story

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC, an electric transmission and distribution subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, recently released the survey results of a 500-participant smart meter pilot program that took place in the Houston area starting last fall. According to the survey,…

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DIY Smart Home

DIY Smart Home

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've only just watched my first episode of the Ben Heck Show, an element14-sponsored show in which the host -- born Benjamin J. Heckendorn -- turns average household products and technology into convenient solutions. The…

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Smart Grid On Trial

Smart Grid on Trial

As the first components of Smart Grid are introduced, reviews are mixed. In many pilot programs, consumers' utility usage and bills are dropping. But when Smart Meters were implemented in California and Texas, people complained of higher bills. Other consumer advocates are concerned about utility disconnections and privacy.
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Feel The Energy

Feel the Energy

Boston residents know something new and interesting is always happening on the MIT campus, some of it shenanigans and some pure genius. In that very spirit, MIT roommates Zach Anderson and R.J. Ryan have created a fully automated dorm room.…

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