Google powermeter…

Pt 1886
About a month after we released the Tweet-a-watt project Google announced their power meter press/info site for the Google Powermeter, a lot of folks email us each week asking if Tweet-a-watt works with Google Power meter, we do not know. We applied to their program for smart meters a couple months ago and received this auto-responder today (see below).

If anyone works with the Google powermeter and has Tweet-a-watt working please let us know a lot of power company start ups bought the kit so we’re pretty sure someone is doing something cool 🙂

The Tweet-a-watt project will be in MAKE 18, it’s open source and uses Google’s app engine for graphing (and of course Twitter for tweets).

Thank you for your interest in Google PowerMeter. We’ve reviewed all of the submissions we received since our announcement. We’ve been very pleased to receive so many inquiries about our gadget and how we can collaborate with device manufacturers. Our goal is to enable devices to easily integrate with Google PowerMeter using our API. At the moment, we’re working hard developing the API with our utility partners but we don’t have detailed specifications for it yet. When we release the Google PowerMeter API, we hope that you will review the specifications to evaluate integrating your product with the API.

We’ve provided a bit more detail on the API on our FAQs page:

To keep up to date on developments related to Google PowerMeter or our energy information efforts, please join our Google Group:

Google PowerMeter Team

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  1. Hi,

    I’m an engineer on the Google PowerMeter team. I think Tweet-a-Watt is a really cool project! We’re excited by all the interest around Tweet-a-Watt and other do-it-yourself energy-monitoring projects, and we’d love to have all kinds of devices working with Google PowerMeter. Please stay tuned

  2. It’s almost 2 month later and our situation is like yours in April 2009. We are metering device manufacturer, we applied to the program and did not get any response from Google, not even stay tuned. The powermeter API seems to be something virtual.

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