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load-shedding and climate control

2014-01-14 00:12:08.242248+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

RT Tim Bell ‏@timb07:

What if #Google’s purchase of #Nest was to enable it to sell a load-shedding service to electricity utilities by tweaking thermostats?

Oh whoah. Figure out who's got electric climate control by correlating to smart meters... You could probably do this so that the residents never even notice.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-14 02:16:45.896508+00 by: meuon

Should posted that thought earlier.. Google is heavy into the "peak demand response" business.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-15 22:41:13.228579+00 by: petronius

Maybe their recent purchases will converge with a robot that comes into your house to adjust the thermostat.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-15 23:39:18.109861+00 by: Dan Lyke

Turn it up too high and the Big Dog comes through your home and turns it back down... Hmm...