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The authors present a system for real-time metering of aggregate power consumption and appliance level loads in homes. The power consumption data is collected by sensors in a multi-hop IP-based wireless sensor network. The data is stored at a central server which prepares various representations of the data to be viewed with a web browser. The findings of a longitudinal user evaluation of their system by seven households testify for a successful design and implementation. Despite, numerous energy efficiency policies and programs electricity consumption continues to grow.
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