GridWatch lets you alert your power company of a power outage with a single button.
The faster your utility company knows about your outage, the faster they can fix it!
If the power goes out when your phone is charging GridWatch will sense the outage and automatically notify your power company. You have total control over the data collected to ensure your privacy is preserved.
Anonymized data gathered by GridWatch will be made publically available very soon. This helps consumers learn about the quality of service they receive, researchers learn about how the power grid works and utility companies better serve their customers.
This is the first GridWatch publication. It describes many of the key ideas of the project.
We are happy to have received a $50K grant from the Siebel Energy Institute. This abstract describes the goals of the project moving forward.
Checkout the project GitHub if you want to dive into the code itself. GridWatch is very much still in active development and has not yet had a stable non-beta release.