Category Archives: Whats My Power

The whatsmypower.com website is a resource for power consumers to learn more about their power costs, choices and how they can. Blog posts here talk about the site, including news, commentary and useful information. Comments always greatly appreciated.

The San Francisco Bay Bridge Goes LED

1.8 miles long, 500 feet high and 25,000 individually programmed lights. The San Francisco Bay Bridge has become the world’s largest LED light sculpture.  The Bay Lights Project will shine every night for the next two years. The cost to keep the lights on?  About $15 a night or $11,000 for the full two years. […]

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Genability Connected Home Customers at CES 2013

This week in Las Vegas is the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Companies every year wait for this annual event to highlight their newest products, features and gadgets.  Some previous products announced at CES include the VCR (1970), camcorder (1981), CD player (1981), HDTV (1988), plasma TV (2001) and tablet computers (2011). What could […]

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World Series San Francisco Giants (Winners on the field & energy efficiency)

In one of the most exciting post seasons ever, the San Francisco Giants won a record tying sixth elimination game of the post season, coming back from a 3-1 deficit. Monday night’s win against the St. Louis Cardinals was the Giants 20th National League pennant win and trip to the World Series. Besides being winners […]

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Hot times in NYC today

It’s hardly news to anyone on the East Coast that it’s hot today, but did you know it’s affecting what you pay for electricity?  If you’re on the Voluntary Time-of-Day pricing in Manhattan today you’re paying a whopping 72.5¢ per kWh!   Sounds like a good day to shut down everything in the house and […]

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CostButton.com

Genability is excited to introduce CostButton.com, our submission for the Apps for Energy challenge.    As we all know, when it comes to owning a car, there is more to the cost than just the price you pay for it: maintenance, gas, and now with Electric Vehicles becoming more popular, electricity.  With CostButton.com you can see […]

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MIT’s “Cubic Solar Energy”

Researchers at MIT are hard at work on the problem of solar efficiency, and lowering the cost per kilowatt on solar panels. A few weeks ago, senior researcher Jeffrey Grossman presented his findings on a new type of solar architecture published in the journal of Energy and Environmental Science, which he claims can “open new […]

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Apps for Energy Competition Announced by the Department of Energy

Get ready to change the way you think about your electricity bill! The Department of Energy (DOE) just announced the details for its Apps for Energy competition.  The DOE is challenging developers to use Green Button data to create apps for residential consumers to reduce energy usage and save money.  Competition opened Thursday, and the […]

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Energy for Cupcakes

Can you imagine if we treated pricing of everyday goods like we treat energy? Consider the following example: I go to the corner bakery everyday for a week and get a cupcake (on Thursday I was bad and had two).  At the end of the week the bakery bills me.  I know the average price […]

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Dynamo App

The guys at Dynamo Labs mashed up our APIs to create an app that allows residential consumers to find better electric plans. They used our data from our Calculation and Pricing APIs, and present electricity plans in a unified visual format. You can view of your bill over the course of a year, and the […]

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Electricity Bills Are Not Created Equal

When you type ‘electricity bill’ into your favorite search engine, you’ll find the results generated have one common theme, reducing your electricity bill.  There are many resources out there that give energy consumers tips on how to do just that. You can change your light bulbs, upgrade your appliances or simply turn the lights out […]

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