Addressing Societal Challenges

We at Microsoft invest a significant amount of time thinking about how technology can address really tough societal challenges such as health care, education, workforce development and of course, energy and the environment. For energy and the environment we work to support the continuing movement toward a clean energy ecosystem where information technology empowers people…


Riding the Momentum Wave: Microsoft Delivers Hohm, SERA, Windows 7

It’s my hope that our power and utilities customers are feeling the momentum from a wave of new Microsoft solutions and thought leadership documents that are geared toward helping them make the transformation to the Smart Energy Ecosystem. It’s truly an exciting time! Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 7 (more on that in a later blog)….


Microsoft Worldwide Utilities Group Releases Architecture Vision for Smart Energy Ecosystem

Our phones have been ringing ringing off the hook with utilities interested in learning more about the press release we put out yesterday announcing our release of the Microsoft Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA), a 130 page document that is intended to help utilities understand how Microsoft technologies address their implementation of the smart energy…


Seattle City Light Ushers in New Era of Home Energy Management, Offers Microsoft Hohm to its Customers

It’s a proud day for us here at Microsoft as Seattle City Light announced today that it will offer its customers the ability to link their electricity consumption data with Microsoft Hohm, the online application that tracks energy use and provides personalized energy conservation recommendations. It’s only fitting that Seattle City Light became the first…