Some 400 special electric meters in New York apartments provide a shifting view of power use while people are stuck inside, reports The New York Times.

On normal weekdays there is usually a quick ramp-up in electricity use from about 6 a.m. to 7:30. But now, Dr. Meinrenken said, with no commute to work or no need to get children ready for school, or both, the ramp-up is delayed. “People just seem to get up later,” he said.

Get the full story at