Major utitility launches Microsoft home energy manager – opt-in.

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“It’s interesting that customers have to opt-in to Hohm, via Microsoft’s web site, rather than being automatically enrolled. It shows that the utility is probably looking to give its customers a choice.”  So says expert commentator Katie Fehrenbacher at earth2tech. We love Katie’s reporting and have learned a great deal about the grid industry from her coverage.  But, we don’t think this move is “interesting”!  It is the right way to do it! Xcel should otherwise just give info about your usage to a 3rd party?!

Kudo’s to both Xcel and Microsoft Hohm for doing this right.