ACM SenSys 2009
Berkeley, California - November 4-6 2009
SenSys is sponsored by SIGCOMM, SIGMOBILE,
SIGARCH, SIGOPS, SIGMETRICS, SIGBED and NSF
"The Power of Energy Information"
Abstract: Most people have remarkably little visibility into
their energy usage. At the same time, studies show that giving
people greater visibility can drive significant reductions in
energy use. Google PowerMeter is a software tool that provides
consumers with near real-time access to their energy usage using
open protocols for both data collection and data visualization.
We discuss where Google PowerMeter is headed and the opportunities
for going beyond smart meters to integrate information from smart
sensors and devices.
Bio: Bill Weihl is Green Energy Czar at Google, where he
runs the company's sustainability efforts for its data centers and
leads the engineering groups working on energy information tools
and on renewable energy technology. He has extensive business and
technical experience in high-tech, including ten years as a
professor of Computer Science at MIT, five years as a research
scientist at Digital's Systems Research Center, and five years as
Chief Architect and then CTO of Akamai Technologies.