Close
Close

Published

Google quietly extends utility presence in push for power play

Two announcements caught the eye this week, both featuring dominant web titan Google. The common thread was their involvement in the energy and utility world, but cover two distinct areas – in-home utility customer relationships, and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). The former is not as exciting as the latter, so we’ll get it out of the way first. Along with analytics firm Tendril, Google’s Home devices were used to let Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) customers ask Google Assistant for details about their bills and consumption. I&M is the first utility to have worked with Tendril to offer this feature, which can also provide customers with details on how to lower their energy usage. Tendril is taking advantage of the 123mn…

Close