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  • Blog Post: Whither Hohm?

  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Ford team up to help electric vehicle owners recharge more effectively

    This is likely to get lost in all the news, but in case you haven’t heard yet, Microsoft Hohm and Ford announced a partnership this morning to help EV owners better manage their vehicles. Hohm has reached beyond the house to help people manage another high-value asset in their lives. Instead of just...
  • Blog Post: When “SDK” is a bad term

    The Microsoft Hohm team has announced two sets of protocol documentation. The first has been in use for some time and it goes by the name “Microsoft Hohm Integration SDK” and the second is the “Microsoft Hohm Device Platform”. The problem is that these were both released as something called an SDK. ...
  • Blog Post: The Hohm Integration SDK

    I’ve had a number of requests recently about integration at the B2B level with Microsoft Hohm . These range from the “how does it work” to “have you thought about X”, so I thought I’d put some of that information here for now. Before I go into any detail on the SDK, I just want to make it clear that...
  • Blog Post: Providing energy information in all zip codes

    Early this morning the Hohm team launched a release we called the Holiday Express. This release took a little longer than we expected, but it was well worth the wait. We now provide home energy costs, recommendations, and potential savings for all US zip codes directly from the home page. You don’t need...
  • Blog Post: IEEE Spectrum article on Green Energy

    In November, IEEE Spectrum ran an article titled Biofuels Aren’t Really Green . The short version is that pushing an all-biofuel solution to our current energy problems is intractable. There’s simple not enough water or space on Earth to grow all the biomass necessary. Before you jump to the conclusion...
  • Blog Post: Holiday Lights Low Concern For Northwest Power Producers

    This morning, KPLU aired a piece on the power consumption of holiday lights . The BPA says that holiday lights count for less than 1/2 of 1% of energy consumed by BPA customers. That’s really not that much. But, we can do better. According to the folks over at ENERGY STAR, compliant lights use 75% less...
  • Blog Post: Seattle City Light is connected to Hohm

    I completely forgot to tell anyone. Seattle City Light has passed all of their Hohm integration certification tests and they’ve gone live. You can read the SCL press release here . Congratulations to SCL for being the first and for a job well done.
  • Blog Post: Hohm’s beta audience is US single-family households

    For now yes, Hohm is targeted at US single-family households. Sure, it’s possible to use it for multi-family homes, but some of the assumptions start to break down. Over time we’ll extend the models to support other countries. In the meantime, if you want to try out the site, the US models generally...
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