Blue Line Announces 170,000 Ontario Homes Deploy Energy Monitor to Lower Electricity Usage

Energy Display helps consumers offset May 1st price increase by eliminating waste, while reducing costs

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Real time data allows us all to take control of energy costs. . And to top it off Ontario electric utilities are offering the energy monitor free as part of peaksaverPLUS.”

Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

Blue Line Innovations Inc., a leader in home energy monitoring solutions, today announced that over 170,000 Ontario homes have received its in-home energy display for free, through Ontario’s saveONenergy peaksaver PLUS® program. Blue Line’s flagship product, PowerCost Monitor™ is a home energy display that delivers real-time data, allowing customers to monitor energy usage for general home use, and also for a particular appliance at any given time. It provides real-time alerts by rate period, eliminates waste and helps to lower energy consumption. Consumers can reduce stress on the grid by lowering usage, deferring the requirement for new infrastructure investments, and potential new price increases.

“With Ontario’s May 1st energy price increase and move to the summer time of use rate periods, we make it simple for consumers to achieve substantial savings on their energy bill,” said Peter Porteous, CEO of Blue Line Innovations, Inc. “Our easy-to-use display shows consumers how even small changes in electricity usage can save a significant amount of money. Real time data allows us all to take control of energy costs. And to top it off Ontario electric utilities are offering the energy monitor free as part of peaksaverPLUS.”

“People are more likely to take action if they can see the savings in real time, said Stuart Hickox, President of OneChange.org. “The energy monitor is an important tool that can empower people to believe that even simple energy efficiency actions matter.”

“Real-time energy monitors have proven to heighten awareness and actions towards energy use and conservation measures,” said 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 an average 9.7 percent reduction in energy usage due to use of Blue Line’s home energy PowerCost Monitor.” The savings rate jumps even higher when using electric heat or electric hot water ─ 14% and 17% respectively.”

Key Capabilities of In-Home Energy Display

  •     Overall increased awareness of energy consumption
  •     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
  •     Displays electricity used by key appliance and how minor adjustments can lead to savings
  •     Eliminates hidden electricity waste though real-time display of power consumption – see how much is being used when you believe the home is “turned off”
  •     Estimating feature provides feedback on the impact of changes and uses recent trends to provide a next 30-day usage projection.

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.

For further information:
David Finkelstein
The DFI Group
(416) 300-4150
david(at)thedfigroup(dot)net


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