San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — December 22, 2010 – Google PowerMeter™ has broadened its device partners by adding connectivity to the PowerCost Monitor™ from Blue Line Innovations.
Using energy information provided by the PowerCost Monitor, Google PowerMeter enables a user’s home energy consumption to be monitored from anywhere online. It incorporates features such as tracking energy over time, always on power, predicting costs, budget tracking and community sharing.
With this partnership the PowerCost Monitor, which introduced its WiFi Gateway accessory this summer, is currently the only electricity monitoring product in full device partnership with both Google PowerMeter and Microsoft Hohm®. The WiFi Gateway enables families with a PowerCost Monitor or Black & Decker Power Monitor to view their data on line or through a mobile device and provides them with their choice of online partner. A simple plug and play configuration allows the consumer the flexibility to change their partner selection at any time.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Google PowerMeter,” commented Peter Porteous, CEO of Blue Line Innovations. “Now we are able to offer consumers even greater choice and control over energy usage.”