The Mountain View, California Web giant Google has developed a new tool called Google PowerMeter which will allow consumers to track their household energy consumption.

Google has partnered with a host of electric utilities, device makers, regulators and other tech companies to deliver how much electricity they consume and is intended to provide live electric data consumption information about home energy usage to raise consumers' awareness and potentially inspire them to be more energy efficient.

Devices such as washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers will provide a visual display of how much money it will cost to use the device at that particular time.

Google doesn't give any specific information if the PowerMeter will come with a price or not. Once it becomes available later this year the Power Meter will work on the iGoogle home page.