Microsoft is reported to launch a new energy management service today, Microsoft Hohm. According to reports read, the service is a recommendation engine based on the user’s input. You can enter details about how you consume energy and Hohm will recommend you to close windows, turn the heating down or isolate the windows better. Right at the moment only a landing page is available with option to request access. The landing page information is also rather limited:
Microsoft Hohm is a free online beta application that helps you save energy and money. With Microsoft Hohm you can better understand your home energy usage, get recommendations to conserve energy and start saving. As with any recommendation engine, Hohm will provide increasingly more accurate and relevant suggestions for energy conservation as its users contribute home energy input and feedback. One of the objectives during our beta period is to refine our tool and further increase the value our product can offer to you.
A video posted on MSN doesn’t make us much wiser either.