Wow, just read that Google Powermeter bypassed the utilities and is accepting data directly from energy monitoring devices. The exciting thing for me is that the first gadget partner is the TED 5000 (The Energy Detective) which runs a Zigbee stack . This means that the potential is there for Google to open the API and collect data from individual energy monitors. Although the API would have nothing to do with Zigbee, the potential is there for a lot of new monitoring devices to start coming out and there's a good chance that a lot of them will also be using Zigbee. Hence I gotta start busting some ass and get the smart energy profile up. Nothing better than having an open hardware energy monitor running an open source Zigbee stack and sending the usage data to Google Powermeter :)

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