PowerCost Monitor now a Google PowerMeter Partner
Its official! Blue Line Innovations, a leader in providing real-time energy cnsumption data, announced their new partnership with Google PowerMeter today, making Blue Line Innovations the only manufacturer of energy monitoring products that give home owners the choice of using two online energy monitoring tools by two online powerhouses, Google PowerMeter or Microsoft Hohm.
Blue Line Innovations manufacturers the popular PowerCost Monitor WiFi Edition, a whole house home energy monitoring system that helps home owners take the next step to better understand how to conserve energy and save money. With the PowerCost Monitor WiFi Edition installed, home owners can view their electrical usage anywhere and at anytime – previously, only with Microsoft Hohm and now, with Google PowerMeter.
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This level of information with easy to use tools, will give home owners the opportunity to manage and reduce their energy usage and save money. Check out this video to see for yourself,
Peter Porteous, CEO, Blue Line Innovations said, “We are very pleased to be partnering with Google PowerMeter today. Our WiFi launch and partnership with Microsoft Hohm was very successful and now we are able to offer consumers even greater choice and control over energy usage”. Porteous continues, “This really signals our business and product strategy. At Blue Line we see ourselves in the access to data space. Our patented and proven optical sensing technology has been on the market since 2004 and provides a safe, universal and do it yourself (no electrician required) solution for homeowners. The PowerCost Monitor turns dumb meters into smart meters and smart meters into even smarter meters.” “The innovation and investment in smart grid and home automation is really exciting but at the end of the day universal access to real time data is paramount.”
Recent industry reports suggest that today only 7% of smart meters deployed are in broadcast mode and over the next decade only 50% of the market will have smart meters in place. The PowerCost Monitor provides accurate, real time data reporting to approximately 90% of the market today – legacy or smart meters. Porteous commented, “This is a very exciting role for us in the home energy management ecosystem. Whether it’s helping get real time data to an online partner such as Google PowerMeter, to a utility partner who isn’t yet ready to invest in a broadcasting smart meter network or a home automation partner, Blue Line Innovations has a range of delivery systems to provide real time energy data access to that home”