Jetlagged. That was supposed to be EMC...as in electromagnetic compatibility.
As opposed to ECM, which is electronic countermeasures.
You make a good point about retrofitting appliances. I would suppose that
being able to add wireless isolated metering/monitoring to the electric, gas,
or water supply would be a pre-condition. Control of heating system and
lighting, either automatically or remotely could have value for some
I can't imagine that having appliances interfaced would add value to my life.
Coffee maker? Frig? Stove? Interfaced pantry reporting stock levels of
items and generating a shopping list? I don't think so.
This is a major digression in one sense...but may be important to understanding
what's driving the power industry's investment vision. I haven't read enough
yet to see what their magic motive is for BPL.
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