While home energy management options have been around for a while, this is the first time someone like GE has come out with a product to help you manage your home energy usage.
GE just announced their Nucleus energy monitor, which shows you how much power your device is drawing at any given moment. It’s more then just another Killa-watt though, because it’s designed to communicate with a PC or smartphone. The new device will track energy usage for up to 3 years, helping consumers to better manage their energy usage. Long term, GE plans on building the power management system directly into appliances, allowing consumers (and potentially utilities) to shift them into power saving mode during peak usage times.
[via Green Tech]