Smart meters haven’t lived up to their potential in making the grid more efficient. A software service to analyze meter data is one small step forward.
Smart meters throw off piles of information but only a small segment of utility employees have access to it. Software from smart grid company Silver Spring Networks is designed to spread it around.
Seeing Big Brother in the grid, some citizens are mounting opposition to wireless electricity meters.
Ed Friedman doesn’t mind the tinfoil-hat jokes. Just don’t install a smart meter on his house.