September 14, 2015 - SimpTek Technologies and NB Power are launching a pilot project that will see the Fredericton, N.B. company provide real-time data analytics on residential energy use to NB Power on a limited trial basis.
By Renée Francoeur
NB Power says it will provide and install hardware capable of collecting data on energy use in up to 150 homes. From there, customers will be able to use SimpTek’s online energy dashboard to instantly monitor their home energy use. SimpTek will use these first residences as an opportunity to gather data on daily energy habits within homes, which will then be analyzed and supplied to NB Power. All homeowner data will be anonymous and confidential.
“We’re hoping that once people can actually see how much energy they are using in their homes, they will alter their habits to save and reduce energy”, says SimpTek CEO Asif Hasan.
The $15,000 agreement between NB Power and SimpTek Technologies will be rolled out in the coming months with data being collected over a one-year period.
The SimpTek Technologies team is comprised of University of New Brunswick students and graduates who went through the Technology Management and Entrepreneurship program and the International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre program at UNB Fredericton. They also participated in the Planet Hatch Launch Program and they are currently in the Build Program hosted by Propel ICT and Planet Hatch.