Microsoft is shutting down its Hohm energy monitoring service effective May 31, 2012. The service will continue to operate until that time, Microsoft admitted the discontinuation of Hohm via a June 30 blog post.
Microsoft is claiming slow uptake is to blame. Per blog post:
"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."
"At Microsoft, we believe in tackling the incredible energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century by leveraging the power of information, fostering a collaborative approach to creating and implementing new technologies, and staying nimble in order to do what's best long term for our customers.
Microsoft Hohm has helped demonstrate the critical role of information in helping people and organizations improve how energy is generated, distributed and ultimately consumed. Microsoft will continue to focus on developing products, solutions and partnership that span a wide spectrum of industries, such as power generation, distribution grids, buildings and transportations systems," concluded blog post.
[Source: Microsoft Hohm blog]