Bill Weihl

"The Power of Energy Information"

Bill Weihl
(Google)

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.