Microsoft today announced that it will be suspending its Hohm energy monitoring service, a free online tool that helps people monitor and manage their home power consumption, saying that it hasn’t seen as much interest as it had hoped.
The move follows a similar announcement last week from Google about its PowerMeter project.
“The feedback from customers and partners has remained encouraging throughout Microsoft Hohm’s beta period,” the Microsoft Hohm team said in a post today. “However, due to the slow overall market adoption of the service, we are instead focusing our efforts on products and solutions more capable of supporting long-standing growth within this evolving market.”
The shutdown of Microsoft Hohm won’t be effective for another year, on May 31, 2012. The announcement isn’t a huge surprise. Microsoft had already said it was shifting the focus of the Hohm project away from homes to electric cars.
(Via ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley)