[Noisebridge-discuss] Power monitoring

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Sun Jul 31 15:18:50 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 1:20 AM, Dan Cote <terminationshok at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think it would be really cool to put power usage stats on the reverse
> engineering bar display (zebra). We would probably want to convince PG&E to
> install a smart meter, and figure out how to get the data out of PG&E. Then
> we just have to create the graph and put it on the display.
> I will start by calling PG&E to ask about smart meter installation. I will
> follow up if I need help with anything in particular, but if anyone wants to
> do this too, it would be excellent.

Yep, PG&E is rolling out their smart meter installation over the next
year or so, it's unclear when they'll get to us or whether they'd
speed it up. We looked at a few ways to relay the information up
regardless, but I think it's a bit tricky given how far away the
meters are from our actual location (in the basement).


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