Smart Grid Implementation

Smart Grid Implementation

Up here in the Burlington, VT area, we aren’t exactly on the cutting edge of things like fashion (GQ recently named it one of the 40 Worst-Dressed Cities) or urban sprawl (for this we are thankful), but we are getting our Smart Grid on. Back in June a vote was...
Smart Grid Implementation

Smart Meter Success Story

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC, an electric transmission and distribution subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, recently released the survey results of a 500-participant smart meter pilot program that took place in the Houston area starting last fall. According...
iPad as Home Controller

iPad as Home Controller

Here’s an interesting — albeit brief — HomeToys review of the iPad as a Home Controller in a smart home scenario. I have not hopped on the iPad train yet, but if I do, I know I’ll be looking for ways to wring every last bit of use out of it. A...
iPad as Home Controller

DIY Smart Home

I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve only just watched my first episode of the Ben Heck Show, an element14-sponsored show in which the host — born Benjamin J. Heckendorn — turns average household products and technology into convenient solutions....