From CNET News, there's this tidbit:
As part of a smart-grid initiative, General Electric rolls out a home energy management system that works with smart meters and an electric vehicle charging pedestal for cities and campuses.
GE, VCs offer $200 million in smart-grid challenge
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
Anyone with a good idea that could fall under the $200 million smart-grid challenge -- this might be the inspiration you've been waiting for.
For everyone else, this is an Open Thread.