AITF research project includes Blue Line Innovations PowerCost Monitor
By Anthony Capkun
July 13, 2010
An 18-month research project operated by Alberta Innovates â€“ Technology Futures (AITF) is currently underway, targeting consumer electricity consumption dynamics with Blue Line Innovations’ PowerCost Monitor. The project is scheduled to be complete in August 2011.
AITF will gather research data from 300 Alberta homeowners who use the
PowerCost Monitor to view their electricity consumption on an ongoing
basis. The project is funded by the government of Alberta and sponsored
by departments of Environment and Energy with assistance from ENMAX and
The PowerCost Monitor shows homeowners where electricity is being spent
and provides tools to measure the cost of certain appliances or actions.
Also included is an estimating feature that predicts the next 30-day
usage and cost.