Your mobile phone bill lists every call you made, to whom, at what time, for how long, and the cost.
Your electricity bill presents how many kWh used and how much you owe. It’s 2011. I’m getting the same type of bill that I did 10 years ago and have no idea how much electricity each appliance is using and what cost each represents. I thought the smart grid and smart meters were going to make me a more intelligent consumer of electricity.
Wouldn’t it be great if your utility bill was itemized so you know how much you are spending on each device plugged in? Typically knowledge = power. In this case, knowledge can translate into using less power, don’t you think?