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Jun 30th, 2010
Google powermeter could expand to monitor home gas and water Use
Media reports reveal that Google is hoping to expand the capabilities of its PowerMeter technology to include the monitoring of water and natural gas use, in addition to the monitoring of home electricity usage.
The PowerMeter allows users to monitor home energy consumption on smartphones or PCs using data collected from smart meter sensors. Thus far Google says there are no plans to immediately move into adjacent utility spaces, however, more sophisticated gas and water meters could open up the possibility for Web-based monitoring and allow for the addition of those features to PowerMeters in the future.
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