September 3, 2014 - Blue Line Innovations has announced customers of Essex Powerlines will receive its in-home energy display for free when signing up for Ontario’s saveONenergy Peaksaver Plus program.
By Alyssa Dalton
The PowerCost Monitor can save consumers roughly 10% on average on their home energy costs, said Blue Line. With peak energy rates in the province having increased 48% over the past five years (9.1 cents to 13.5 cents per kilowatt), Blue Line and Peaksaver Plus allows consumers to immediately adjust their electricity consumption to offset summer air conditioner usage, phantom power waste and expected future rate hikes, it added.
More than 200,000 Ontario consumers are participating in the program. Essex Powerlines joins Enwin Utilities, Entegrus, along with 20 other participating Ontario hydro providers that are offering the PowerCost Monitor. Earlier this year, Energy Manager reported that Blue Line deployed an energy monitor to 170,000 Ontario homes.
“Blue-Line’s in-home energy monitor makes it easy to track electricity usage, and make minor shifts in consumption to achieve meaningful savings,” said Marco Calibani, program manager for renewables and sustainability at Essex Powerlines.
“Our products help homeowners instantly save money on their electric bill by eliminating waste, and shows the amount of energy consumed, when you think everything is turned off,” continued Peter Porteous, CEO of Blue Line. “In addition, through the use of smart data, Blue Line lets consumers see how they can save a significant amount of money through minor tweaks in their electricity usage.”