Web portals and apps for tablets and smartphones allow electric utility customers to track and analyze their power usage. Here are some features of MyMeter, a portal developed by Accelerated Innovations, a St. Paul company.
Data: Power consumption for past two years, weather data and billing information.
Analysis: Tools to create data graphs for your house, compare usage across neighborhoods or across an entire utility.
Tracking: By setting an "Energy Marker" when a new appliance is purchased, user can see how it affects power consumption.
Alerts: Get messages and text alerts related to power consumption.
Account: View bills and pay online.