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Today Microsoft Hohm announced they are teaming up with Blue Line Innovations to help deliver to consumers real-time information about their energy use by combining Blue Line’s energy tracking device with Microsoft Hohm. Blue Line's PowerCost Monitor is the first available device for Microsoft Hohm and the new combination will provide consumers information about their household energy use and its costs.
The Blue Line PowerCost Monitor and WiFi Gateway provide updates every 30 seconds, so consumers get real-time data via graphs that allows them to take immediate actions. The Blue Line PowerCost Monitor attaches to a household power utility meter, and no wiring (or electrician) is required. The WiFi Gateway device wirelessly transmits energy use data to the consumer’s Microsoft Hohm account and can provide personalized energy recommendations. The Blue Line PowerCost Monitor and WiFi Gateway are available today from Blue Line Innovations and through select retailers. The complete package of PowerCost Monitor and WiFi Gateway is available for $249 (estimated retail price); consumers who already have the PowerCost Monitor can purchase the WiFi Gateway separately for $159 (estimated retail price).
To read more about the news, visit Microsoft News Center’s Environment page and read the feature story. To purchase the PowerCost Monitor, visit the Blue Line Innovations “Where to Buy” page on their web site.
The PowerCost Monitor and WiFi Gateway pull consumers’ power use data into their Microsoft Hohm profile, where charts and graphs make it easy to track consumption patterns and see changes in real time.
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If anyone has any questions about the Blue Line and Hohm partnership feel free to reach out to me. You can also talk to our community as well on www.facebook.com/microsofthohm and on www.twitter.com/microsofthohm, we did give a device to one of our community members (Joel Telling) that you can talk to about his experience as well.
Elliott Lemenager – Microsoft Hohm Community Manager