Facebook + smart grids + cash prizes = It’s on! (and off!)

I know my fellow consumers. We are a conspicuous competitive lot. Look at what I got. Also, free shit. Everyone loves free shit.

I was just trying to remember whether or not you’re supposed to unplug a transformer after you’re done charging your phone when I was reminded that we’re supposed to be getting smart grids soon. Smart grids will allow us to monitor and share our energy performance.

The competition between neighbors and/or between neighborhoods would be something. Especially if it’s for a cash prize, whether ala a state-run lottery and/or rewards at chain stores.

Imagine Facebook + a tiered energy lederboard + prizes.

The result might just help us decrease consumption of non-renewable energies as we ramp up the renewables market.