Yes, someone built a “smart” electrical panel that works with Alexa

“Span, a San Francisco based company, created its smart electrical panel to enable consumers to monitor and control the energy within the home, providing an easier upgrade path to clean energy technologies, like solar panels and electric car batteries.

Span considers Amazon Alexa voice control as an important step in making consumers aware of their personal energy use and making the control of every aspect of their home more accessible and convenient.

Customers can use Alexa to turn the device on and off as well as any circuit or appliance in the home. With Alexa linked in, customers can say, “Alexa, ask Span what is consuming the most power right now.””

Read more about this smart panel here.

It’s an interesting concept for sure, being able to directly monitor power output for each circuit. However, you’ll have to spend a fortune to purchase the panel. The manufacturer has stated that the cost will range anywhere from $6,000 to $7,500 which includes installation. For that amount of money, one could have a LOT of electrical work done that would increase their home’s value!

MJ Electric offers electrical panel upgrades at an affordable cost. Contact us at 612-598-0793 or visit our services page to learn more.