Saturday, January 18, 2014

Get your neighbours to temper their power consumption

Found this comment from former Apple CEO John Sculley more than a little spooky. I have a smart meter installed for both gas and electricity. There is a night and day tariff for electricity. Sculley hints that the Internet of Everything might mean a pricing model based on scarcity rather like UBER provides a taxi service. So when electricity is plentiful it's cheap, but during peak periods the price rises dynamically. Sounds like my thermostat is going to be controlled by the utilities company.

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