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The Current Cost NetSmart Gateway is here

The Current Cost NetSmart Gateway is here The new Current Cost NetSmart Gateway is now available from SmartNow. The NetSmart Gateway receives power information from transmitters up to 300m away. The NetSmart Gateway sends your power information to my.currentcost.com Up to 30 Current Cost transmitters and Individual Appliance Monitors (IAMs) can be connected to the […]

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Another app to monitor your energy anywhere

One of our customers (Ken Fretwell) has developed this awesome app to allow you to monitor your energy anywhere. What I loved about this app was how simple it was to set up… I already had my EnviR posting data to my portal via the bridge so I made my feed public (errr… this is […]

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Monitor your Energy consumption wherever you are with the Texo Energy Monitor app

We’ve just been playing around with the new Texo Energy Saver app – which is an Energy monitor app that allows you to access your data from your Current Cost EnviR from anywhere, 24 x 7. So the app is available both on Android and also Apple and importantly it is FREE. It is pretty […]

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Turbulent Times for Wind Power

Instead of bringing you news of yet another blow to the struggling solar industry, today we bring you news of a crackdown on another form of clean energy – wind. The Victorian Government is amending planning laws regarding wind farms, giving households the power to veto wind turbines within two kilometres of their homes. Turbines […]

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Using the USB Data Cable with Windows 7 x 64

Please find below some helpful links for those customers trying to download the Driver for the USB data cable, with Windows 7 x 64. For the Windows 7 x 64 Driver click here: http://www.usglobalsat.com/download/546/win_drivers.zip which is version 1013 (WHQL Win 7 x64 Version 3.3.2.105) For a previous blog post about solving these issues click here: […]

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Alternative Software for the USB Data Cable

As most of our customers are aware, Google PowerMeter is due to close in September. We’ve already brought you some updates on what Bridge users can expect when this closure happens: http://www.smartnow.com.au/2011/06/28/the-bridge-some-exciting-current-cost-developments-smart-now-home-energy-monitor/ But we know that many customers use the USB data cable to upload data from their EnviR home energy monitor. Current Cost, manufacturers […]

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Anyone for Scrabble?

After some unseasonably warm weather last week in Melbourne we are once again shivering here at SmartNow HQ and hoping that Spring comes quickly. Lower temperatures often mean higher energy bills and this is inevitably what recently prompted the federal government to urge people to ditch the plasma TV and the heater in favour of […]

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The End of the Road for Another Solar Rebate Scheme

This week the Western Australian government has announced that the current solar panel rebate scheme is being axed. It seems the popular scheme has been a victim of its own success and the budget couldn’t be stretched to meet the huge demand for the scheme. Effective immediately, no new applications will be accepted. The government […]

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NSW Electricity Price Hike: A missed turning on the path to lower prices and emissions

There was an interesting opinion piece from Chris Dunstan in the Sydney Morning Herald this week regarding, you guessed it, rising power bills! Electricity prices in New South Wales are due to rise by another 17 per cent today. This will bring the cumulative increase to 76 per cent since June 2007, with further increases […]

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The Bridge: some exciting Current Cost developments

As many SmartNow customers are aware, Google has recently announced that Google PowerMeter will be shut down as of 16 September. In our previous blog we told you that Current Cost have been busy adding new features and functionality to my.currentcost.com which will result in the portal being even more useful than Google PowerMeter. Current […]

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