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Future uncertain for in-home energy 'dashboards'

Green-tech firms have created a slew of gadgets to help people use energy more wisely at home. But consumer acceptance is another matter.

By February 3, 2011

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Schneider does home energy sans smart meter

Schneider Electric pushes into home energy management with Wiser system which uses either a smart meter or home broadband connection.

By February 1, 2011

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Tendril app tries to Energize consumer efficiency

Smart grid company releases an application that seeks to improve consumer involvement in home energy with personalized energy plans and social networking.

By February 1, 2011

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Comverge expands energy-efficiency software play

To cut peak-time power, the demand response company is moving beyond air conditioner controllers to handle electric vehicles and wireless thermostats.

By February 1, 2011

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Ecotality, Cisco connect Internet-savvy EV charger

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.

By January 31, 2011

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Survey: Timeline for smart-grid payoff unclear

Energy efficiency company Comverge finds little agreement on when benefits from the smart grid will be realized.

By March 31, 2010

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Utilities wary of consumer reaction to smart grid

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.

By March 23, 2010

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Coalition enlists consumers in smart grid

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.

By March 23, 2010

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Control4 pitches app store for energy display

Control4 to release software developers kit and tools for utilities to run demand response programs to ratchet down electricity use during peak times.

By March 21, 2010

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Group formed to sell consumers on smart grid

Launching Tuesday, Smart Grid Consumer Coalition aims to promote the benefits of the smart grid to consumers in the wake of smart-meter backlash.

By March 21, 2010