Google PowerMeter Announces First Energy Partners for PowerMeter

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Google has announced the first energy companies they're working with for the PowerMeter smart grid project. They range all over the US and all over the world. Check out the first eight to go Google on their grid. From Google:

Our initial partners span the globe and are large and small utilities, rural and urban, privately held and municipally run and include one of the largest meter manufacturers. They all have one thing in common - a desire to serve their customers by providing access to detailed information that helps customers save energy and money. For now, Google PowerMeter is only available to a limited group of customers, but we plan to expand our roll out later this year. Our partner utilities are helping to lead the charge to make the electricity grid smarter and we look forward to working with them and others.

The eight are:
Glasgow EPB
Location: Glasgow, Kentucky
Customers: 7,000

Location: Northeast Florida
Customers: 417,000

Reliance Energy
Location: Mumbai, Delhi & Orrisa, India
Customers: 6.8 million

San Diego Gas & Electric ®
Location: San Diego County and Southern Orange County, California
Customers: 1.4 million

Toronto Hydro–Electric System Limited
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Customers: 684,000

TXU Energy
Location: Texas
Customers: 2.2 million

White River Valley Electric Cooperative
Location: Portions of Christian, Douglas, Ozark, Stone and Taney counties in Missouri
Customers: 40,000

Wisconsin Public Service
Location: Northeast and Central Wisconsin and an adjacent portion of Upper Michigan
Customers: 450,000

Not a bad start to the PowerMeter project, we'd say. Google is also partnering with Itron for their distribution. If you need a quick refresher on the project, check out this video:

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