belkin conserve gateway

The Conserve Gateway from Belkin is a router capable of displaying real-time data on your home’s use of energy. It does so by interfacing with smart meters, and offers its advice and information through a Web interface.

It can function as a stand-alone router or work with an existing broadband system. Not being content with just gathering information, the Conserve Gateway, operating via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, can also control appliances in your house. The Conserve uses Belkin Router Software which analyzes the energy habits of the home it’s operating in and comes up with suggestions for better use of power.

But don’t worry, the software interface is built around the dollar saving possible with suggested changes in habits of use for certain services or appliances. The lone problem here is that the Conserve Gateway is only available through service packages offered by utilities, with no retail variant in sight.