GridPoint. GridPoint Central is an online energy management portal that gives homeowners detailed information and control over their energy consumption and costs. By comparing a utility rate schedule against a customer’s energy consumption patterns, the system can recommend the most cost-effective time to run appliances. Users can create a personal energy profile to automatically manage energy according to fluctuating utility rates and consumption patterns. 888.998.4743. www.gridpoint.com.


Tendril. The Tendril Residential Energy Ecosystem connects utilities with consumers, letting homeowners manage their consumption to a pre-determined budget and receive alerts about peak energy prices, demand-response incidents, and other information from utilities. The in-home wireless network allows appliances and outlets to communicate directly to a home-energy monitor or Web portal. Users can track their consumption with Vantage (pictured), a Web portal, or Insight, an in-home display. 303.951.4360. www.tendrilinc.com.