Blue Line Launches Mobile Access to Home Energy Monitoring

Cloud-based Solution Lets Consumers Manage Their Own Energy Usage to Reduce Costs and Help the Environment

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Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) December 02, 2013

Blue Line Innovations Inc., a leader in home energy monitoring solutions, today announced how Canadian homeowners and small businesses, for the first time, can use their mobile device to see how much energy each of their appliances are using in real-time. With the new cloud-based solution, Blue Line enables consumers 24/7 access to their electricity usage, through their smartphone or online.

In addition, Blue Line’s flagship product, PowerCost Monitor™, is a home energy display, that lets customers monitor energy usage for general home use, and also for a particular appliance at any given time. The display is installed in over 140,000 Ontario homes and is free to Ontario consumers when they sign up for Ontario’s saveONenergy, peaksaver PLUS® program, through their local utility company.

“The in-home display helps our customers manage their electricity use,” says Marina Tomasone, Customer Experience Consultant at Toronto Hydro. "We are pleased to offer the display to our customers, when they sign up for peaksaver PLUS.”

“Our products help people save money on their electric bill by showing them exactly where and when they are consuming energy and how even small changes in their electricity usage can save money,” says Peter Porteous, CEO of Blue Line Innovations, Inc. “Better information leads to better decisions and lower electricity bills, it's that simple.”

“Real-time energy monitors have proven to heighten awareness and actions towards energy use and conservation measures," says Dean Mountain of Mountain and Economic Consulting and Associates. “Based on results from the 2011, Alberta Real-Time Electricity Consumption Monitoring Study, there has been a 9.7 percent reduction in energy usage due to use of Blue Line’s home energy PowerCost Monitor.”

Blue Line’s cloud-based solution includes a WiFi Bridge appliance, which enables consumers who have a PowerCost Monitor to view and manage their own household energy usage data through various free online and smart phone application partners.

Key capabilities

  •     Alerts you when consuming expensive energy at peak times, so you can adjust activity to reduce costs
  •     Provides instant feedback on changes to electricity usage, so you can immediately see cost-savings
  •     See how much electricity is used by key appliance and how minor adjustments can lead to savings
  •     Displays trend data by rate period, so you can budget and forecast future electricity needs
  •     Eliminates hidden electricity waste though real-time display of power consumption
  •     Benchmarking allows consumers to compare energy savings with friends, family and neighbors

“We welcome Blue Line’s recent expansion into the Ottawa region,” says Karen Pero, Senior Business Development Manager, Invest Ottawa. “Its new mobile energy monitoring capabilities provides homeowners and small businesses with exciting new ways to manage their own energy usage.”

About Blue Line Innovations

Blue Line is a leading provider of energy monitoring solutions for home owners and small businesses. Blue Line’s Power Cost Monitor lets customers manage their energy usage to reduce costs, and help the environment. The Power Cost Monitor is a free energy display that customers receive when signing up with Ontario’s saveONenergy, peaksaver PLUS program. Using the Power Cost Monitor, customers can instantly see their energy consumption and cost for general home use, and also for a particular appliance at any given time. Consumers can then easily make small adjustments to eliminate waste and reduce costs. Simple adjustments, such as being aware of on-peak/off-peak times, go a long way towards lower energy bills. For further information, please visit http://www.bluelineinnovations.com.

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