Ambient Devices launches pilot program with Hydro One Networks
Jun 25, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Ambient Devices, Inc., a provider of displays and systems that deliver instant, access to information at a glance, has launched a pilot program with Hydro One Networks Inc., an electric utility.
According to the company, the program will see Hydro One delivering Ambient's 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, prices are above average; and green, prices are average or below average, the company said.
"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."
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