Once the smart meters have replaced your old analog power meters the next step is access to the appliances in your house allowing your power provider to control when you use those appliances.
Interesting to think about….
Here’s an interesting post on Home Energy:
Developed for DOE by the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory this site is a preliminary test version of a new web-based energy efficiency calculator, designed for residential home energy auditors and inspectors.
Interestingly, Microsoft has licensed the technology for their energy calculator application known as HOHM.
Apparently they have a service based API. I’m going to research that and see what it looks like.