08 Dec '11, 10pm

A magical meter and friendly competition help one community dial back energy use via @grist

A magical meter and friendly competition help one community dial back energy use via @grist

The Island Energy Dashboard gives residents a real-time look at how much electricity they're sucking from the grid. When Puget Sound Energy announced plans to build a new substation to meet rising electricity demand on Bainbridge Island, Wash., in 2009, it apparently didn't know who it was dealing with. Bainbridge is a well-to-do suburb of Seattle (a 35-minute ferry ride will drop you right in downtown), and home to more than a few techies, computer programmers, and folks who have letterhead with lots of fancy degrees in front of their names. Eric Rehm, a software-engineer-turned-marine-biologist, says that "a mosh pit of community organizations" came out to community meetings to discuss the electric company's proposal. "There were enough geeks there that we said, ‘Can we see the [electric grid] load data? Can we have that data in real time?'" Rather than cutting down a bu...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/energy-efficiency/2011-12-08-dashboa...

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