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Green-tech firms have created a slew of gadgets to help people use energy more wisely at home. But consumer acceptance is another matter.
Schneider Electric pushes into home energy management with Wiser system which uses either a smart meter or home broadband connection.
Smart grid company releases an application that seeks to improve consumer involvement in home energy with personalized energy plans and social networking.
To cut peak-time power, the demand response company is moving beyond air conditioner controllers to handle electric vehicles and wireless thermostats.
Tying an electric charger into Cisco's home energy-management network will let EV drivers tap into cheaper off-peak rates without the need for a smart meter.
Energy efficiency company Comverge finds little agreement on when benefits from the smart grid will be realized.
The smart grid is expected to deliver more reliable and efficient electricity service, but many utility executives say consumers need to see clear benefits, according to an Oracle survey.
The SmartGrid Consumer Coalition launches to educate consumers how smart-grid technologies can better control energy use at a time when consumers are apathetic or opposed to smart meters.
Control4 to release software developers kit and tools for utilities to run demand response programs to ratchet down electricity use during peak times.
Launching Tuesday, Smart Grid Consumer Coalition aims to promote the benefits of the smart grid to consumers in the wake of smart-meter backlash.