One of the goals of the IPM is to sensibilise people to their power consumption via providing information on how much and when it is used, as lowering ones power usage is just as effective in mitigating the worldwide energy issues as creating new renewable ways to produce it.
After the first version of my IoT project measuring my power consumption I wanted a better finished project that had a higher resolution (minutes instead of hours), local storage and a server that could be accessed to see live power usage.
For more detail: Internet-of-Things Power Meter