TMCNet:  Ambient Devices Announces Partnership with Hydro One

[June 10, 2013]

Ambient Devices Announces Partnership with Hydro One

BOSTON --(Business Wire)--

Ambient Devices, the leading provider of displays and systems that deliver instant, effortless access to information at a glance, today announced the launch of a pilot program with Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One), an electric utility based in Ontario, Canada. The program will see Hydro One delivering Ambient's (News - Alert) Energy Joule to select customers to encourage them to take advantage of using electricity when it costs less.

The Energy Joule is ZigBee Certified and enables consumers and utilities to make smarter energy consumption choices by transforming wireless data from the home's smart meter into immediate, glanceable information about energy pricing and consumption. Its elegant display monitors and communicates changes in energy prices by glowing a varying range of colors. When the device glows red, energy prices are high; yellow, price are above average; and green, prices are average or below average.


"Ambient Devices is pleased to partner with Hydro One for this pilot program," said Pritesh Gandhi, CEO of Ambient Devices. "This partnership marks a dynamic and necessary shift towards utility customer education by providing easy access to user-friendly smart grid information to drive smarter energy consumption choices."

"Hydro One is committed to offering its customers innovative and simple solutions to help them manage their energy consumption. Ambient Devices' Energy Joule is an exciting energy management tool that will provide our customers with information about their energy consumption in one quick glance," said George Katsuras, Manager, Business Integration, Hydro One. "Our customers will be able to take the information displayed on the device and make instant decisions on how to shift or reduce their energy usage."

Ambient's line of energy products, including the Energy Joule, enable utility companies to relay energy consumption and demand response information in real-time, reducing stress on the electrical grid and increasing customer satisfaction. In pilot programs with utilities across the United States, Ambient's energy products have proven to reduce individual household energy consumption by up to 25%, as explained in this independent study conducted by The Brattle Group.

About Ambient Devices

Ambient Devices is the leading provider of displays and systems that deliver instant, effortless access to information at a glance. Ambient's energy products offer utility companies a simple way to relay details to their customers about how energy usage patterns are affecting pricing, in real-time. By outfitting homes and businesses with an easy-to-use tool that guides smarter energy choices, utility companies are able to effectively encourage even energy consumption throughout the day and increase overall customer satisfaction. For more information please visit: www.AmbientDevices.com.

About Hydro One

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 kilometre high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 121,000 kilometre low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.4 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.


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