The future of the smart electricity grid will be one that focuses on giving you the consumer back control and engaging them in the adoption of energy use management. For the average consumer who will
1. Have a smartphone and not want to buy an additional appliance, and
2. Own smart devices (e.g. a refrigerator with sensors) in his or her home,
the engagement mechanism with your utility will be a web/mobile based interface that connects and communicates the information from the smart devices to the utility through your smartphone. That interface will be the Interactive Bill that shows you exactly where you spend money in your home (at no cost to you) and tells you where to reduce those costs (again at no cost to you). For this reason we built the interactive bill. Consumer volunteered information (like the bill will provide) will give you the consumer control and the utility will get the information it requires to ensure the 'informed consumer' is getting the best service possible. Win-Win for all involved.