OTTAWA, ON, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Blue Line Innovations, maker of the
PowerCost Monitor, the device that shows homeowners what they are spending on
electricity in real time, today announced the release of a new version of
their popular product - one that is compatible with smart meters.
Smart meters provide information to the utility; the PowerCost Monitor
completes the information loop by providing the consumer with details on their
consumption that helps them conserve electricity.
According to James McMillan, VP Sales and Marketing with Blue Line
Innovations, the newest version of the product is the next logical extension
of the smart meter program.
"Electrical utilities are moving forward with their deployments of smart
meters and as a company we want to be in step with them. This new version of
our product is compatible with smart meters. This gives our customers even
more flexibility", he said.
While smart meters provide information to the utility to better gauge
demand and provide the ability to implement time of use pricing, the PowerCost
Monitor provides consumers with the information that they need to better
understand their power consumption and the effect on the family budget of
shifting their demand to lower cost times. Adds Mr. McMillan, "At Blue Line,
we strive to make our technology easy to use and consumers often mention how
effective it is in educating the whole family on saving energy."
Blue Line recently completed a successful commercial deployment of 30,000
PowerCost Monitors to Hydro One customers in Ontario. The Hydro One project
represented the first commercial deployment in North America of a real time
electrical energy feedback device.
About Blue Line Innovations:
Blue Line Innovations is a Newfoundland and Labrador based firm offering
innovative conservation and demand-side management solutions to the energy
sector. Key divisions of Blue Line Innovations are involved in product
development, marketing, systems engineering and manufacturing.
Blue Line is the only developer and provider of this innovative
technology in Canada. Given the global focus on energy conservation, Blue Line
Innovations is well positioned to support individuals, utilities and
governments in achieving their conservation goals.
For further information:
For further information: Brandi Green, Blue Line Innovations, (709)
579-3502 ex 205; Shaun Markey, (613) 728-9951, firstname.lastname@example.org; For
more information on Blue Line Innovations or the PowerCost Monitor, visit