Ambient Devices announced the launch of a pilot program with Hydro One. 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 information about energy pricing and consumption.
When the device glows red, energy prices are high; yellow, prices are above average; and green, prices are average or below average.
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 U.S., Ambient’s energy products have proven to reduce individual household energy consumption by up to 25 percent, as explained in an independent study conducted by The Brattle Group.