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Smart Energy Ecosystem One Mile Closer After Ford and Microsoft Announce Collaborative Effort
It’s been a common theme in this blog that discussions about “Smart Grid” may be a little shortsighted, in that the longer term ramifications of all the energy-related changes are bringing about a Smart Energy Ecosystem, one where utilities and consumers develop new relationships for the production and...
31 Mar 2010
Principal Hohm Architect Offers Integration Interface Guidance
As with any program, ease of integration (and migration) is a key concern to utilities considering new software solutions. Hohm is no different. Michaeljon Miller , the principal architect for Hohm, told me the other day that there have been a lot of such questions concerning Hohm . In response MJ has...
8 Mar 2010
Data, Data Everywhere: Is There a Way to Make Better Decisions?
This week I had the privilege of speaking at the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum in DC. The panel I participated in discussed “Managing the Information Avalanche resulting from the injection of sensors, communications and software for the smart energy ecosystem.” In preparing for the session I was reminded...
5 Mar 2010
Hohm Usage Gets Boost from CBS News Story, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Microsoft Hohm, the online home energy management software, received a nice review from CNET’s Natalie Del Conte on the CBS News Early Show . The news piece shows how the Goddard family in Sacramento used Hohm to monitor and evaluate the program to help them save money in these difficult economic times...
30 Nov 2009
Xcel Energy Customers Now Able to Manage Home Energy Consumption with Microsoft Hohm
The Microsoft Hohm team continues rolling out our online energy management software at utilities in North America. On Friday, Xcel Energy empowered its 3.4 million customers with the ability to take better control of their home energy consumption with the use of Microsoft Hohm, the online application...
14 Nov 2009
Seattle City Light Ushers in New Era of Home Energy Management, Offers Microsoft Hohm to its Customers
It’s a proud day for us here at Microsoft as Seattle City Light announced today that it will offer its customers the ability to link their electricity consumption data with Microsoft Hohm , the online application that tracks energy use and provides personalized energy conservation recommendations. ...
7 Oct 2009
Microsoft Hohm Included in Wall Street Journal Story on Smart Grid
In one of its frequent updates on Smart Grid developments, Monday’s Wall Street Journal story “ Stimulus Funds Speed Transformation Toward ‘Smart Grid’ ” includes mention of home energy management solution, Microsoft Hohm , although the reporters didn’t call it out by its name. All in all, it’s a...
29 Sep 2009
Which Way to More Energy-Efficient Future?
There’s a new story today on Microsoft Hohm and home energy management on Microsoft PressPass , the company’s media room. Hope you like it. Jon Arnold
13 Aug 2009
Microsoft Report on the 2009 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and the Smart Grid
I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 2009 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid several weeks ago at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. I represented Microsoft as part of Tuesday’s keynote session featuring U.S. Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA), Federal Energy Regulatory...
4 Aug 2009
Hohm Rolls Out to Glowing Media Coverage
Yesterday was wonderful day and the afterglow continues today. We introduced the utility industry to Microsoft Hohm – our new online application that enables customers to better understand their energy usage, get recommendations and start saving money – at the Edison Electric Institute’s Annual Meeting...
25 Jun 2009
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