Monday, June 28, 2010

Google PowerMeter "Always On" Power Consumption with the Current Cost ENVI

A great piece of information from the Google PowerMeter is the 'Always On' consumption!

This shows you how much your house is using all the time, and what all those devices on standby are costing you.

On this screenshot we can see that this home is using 4.3kWh per day - which is over half the total of 6.5kWh per day. Just think about that - over half your power bill is being spent on keeping equipment running that you might not even be using.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Google PowerMeter for Current Cost ENVI from SmartNow

The latest release of the Current Cost Google PowerMeter software (version is now available for download. This release adds the ability to upload Current Cost history to Google PowerMeter. Currently only the 2 hour history data is uploaded. There have also been various bug fixes for internationalisation.

You can download the latest release of the Current Cost Google PowerMeter software here:

About Google PowerMeter:

Google PowerMeter and and the Current Cost ENVI

Just a few short weeks after the launch of Google PowerMeter and the response has been incredible. Fortunately we've got stock arriving very shortly so we can keep up with the demand!

The Google PowerMeter is a fantastic tool - the first responses we are getting from our customers are that they are amazed at the proportion of their money they are spending on their Always On - basically the stuff that's on all the time.

We are seeing people using 10 kWh a day... and their Always On figure accounts for 6 kWh! Over half the bill spent on standby!

Exciting times...