A new breed of systems offer energy monitoring, control and affordability.
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Eaton ESEM

The Eaton Smart Energy Management (ESEM) system also uses ZigBee, which is said to be the wireless communications technology of choice for two-way smart meters. The Eaton system feature Smart Breakers at the circuit panel ($30 to $70) that can be turned off remotely. They’re connected to a Smart Loadcenter ($500) that reads the whole-house energy use a well as three other circuits and communicates wirelessly with a touchpanel ($500), so you can get a basic system about $1,000-plus, not including installation. Additional plug-in modules for energy monitoring and control of devices throughout the house are $75 each. Eaton says the system should be available in a couple of months.

Read more: Home Energy Management Gets Real