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Are you Energy-Efficient: Sense it on the Web!

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Executive Summary

Reducing their energy consumption has become an important concern for many people lately. A necessary step to save energy is to raise consumption awareness, that is: to realize how much electricity is consumed by household appliances. The authors propose a system that uses and extends intelligent power outlets called Plogg, which contain sensor nodes to wirelessly measure the energy consumption of various devices. They further describe the implementation of a web based API and a web user interface that enables users to monitor and control the consumption of their appliances using their favorite web browser.

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