Crunching Energy Data Down to the Greedy Fridge

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The data delivered by a smart meter is good at telling you how much overall energy your home has consumed. What if you want to know if your fridge is an energy hog, or if someone in your household is leaving the lights on all day? A four-year-old startup called PlotWatt has developed smart algorithms that can crunch energy data down to the appliance level to determine which of your household devices is sucking up more than its fair share of power.

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