Meter Readers for a Time When Power Is Precious

The crisis in California and the soaring cost of electricity are sparking a surge in the demand for innovative software and systems that track electricity usage

Kilowatts have become an overnight sensation. Largely ignored for decades, they are suddenly front-page news in a country that wants to keep track of their whereabouts, quantity, quality, and price fluctuations. This increasing interest promises to deliver a boost to the bottom lines of some small companies that measure and monitor electricity -- companies like Silicon Energy, Metering Technology Corp., and Power Measurement Ltd.

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