SAN FRANCISCO and DURHAM, N.C. — Blue Line Innovations, makers of the PowerCost Monitor™, and Eragy, a leading provider of energy management software applications and services, have announced a strategic partnership for delivering home energy management solutions. Under the terms of the partnership, Blue Line Innovations and Eragy will be providing a suite of home energy monitoring and control solutions.

“Blue Line Innovations has established a leadership position in the industry with their easy-to-use and easy-to-install PowerCost Monitor products,” said Mark Komanecky, Eragy’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The combination of the PowerCost Monitor and Eragy’s energy software platform enables us to deliver easy-to-deploy and engaging energy monitoring and intelligent demand management solutions irrespective of the meter type — old or new, dumb or smart.”

With existing PowerCost Monitor hardware, Eragy’s myEragy application offers several layers of engagement options for homeowners including web and smartphone data presentation, enabling homeowners to save up to 20 percent or more on their monthly electric bills, according to the companies.

The PowerCost Monitor features a universal optical sensor that slips over the outside of virtually any electricity meter and then feeds that energy data in real-time up through a WiFi gateway to Eragy’s secure web portal.

“The Eragy platform offers a terrific layer of engagement options for consumers. It absolutely addresses what we have been hearing from existing customers,” said Peter Porteous, CEO, Blue Line Innovations. “Eragy allows the homeowner to start with a terrific suite of free data presentation options and then move to integrating and managing heating and cooling, hot water heaters, and other key systems in their homes.”

The Eragy platform also includes a number of proactive alerts and notifications via email and text/SMS messages. Homeowners can receive alerts on their projected energy costs, when they exceed their monthly budget, and even get notified if their Internet service is malfunctioning. Eragy also supports utility-specific energy alerts, such as notifying PowerCost Monitor users when they are close to moving into a higher rate tier.

In addition, the companies said that the combination of the Blue Line PowerCost Monitor and Eragy’s myEragy PRO platform enables utilities to rapidly deploy the first phase of consumer energy monitoring programs without the need for smart meters. myEragy PRO also provides a scalable platform for utilities to further reduce peak demand on the grid via Eragy’s Intelligent Demand Management applications.

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Publication date: 11/28/2011