A fair majority of Canadian households use a large amount of energy on a daily basis. From appliances, to heating systems, to everyday Wi-Fi usage, the list grows with time, and little by little, have an impact on our yearly electricity costs. Have you ever wondered which of your household’s appliances are the most power-consuming? Without any monitoring of our energy consumption, it is hard to have a sense of control and agency over our monthly electricity bill, which can seem rather incomprehensible at times. If that is something you are interested in doing for the year to come, here are the best energy-tracking apps for each of the 6 Canadian provinces listed below.
Founded in 1997, this electric and natural gas energy supplier has been focusing on energy efficiency and innovation since the very beginning. With a large market, going from single family homes, to apartments, to whole condominium buildings, and located in the United States, Canada and Germany, Just Energy has made a mobile app that provides users with intelligible information about their electricity consumption and bills.
The Just Energy Advisor is a tool that allows users to manage and track their energy consumption, in order to eventually be able to reduce their overall electricity costs. This being said, the provided features are the following:
* To use the application, you have to connect it to your regular electricity meter.
HydroHome is a recent product of BC Hydro, a governmental company that provides clean energy throughout the province. Their new app is designed to give control to consumers over their energy consumption, but also over their home. Integrating some smart-home features, HydroHome is combining the practical qualities of monitoring with the useful qualities of having a more connected lifestyle. Overall, this product wants to help you save money -up to 150$/year! – on your electricity bills by bringing awareness about your habits.
Despite the possibility of connecting the app to all of your smart devices, many features are included, such as:
Manitoba Hydro has been distributing hydroelectricity and natural gas electricity throughout the province since 1961. Just recently, they have launched a new version of the “My account online” section of their website, where the consumers can view and pay their bills. Now, the mobile-friendly transition has brought a lot more features, and provides users with more agency over their account, which can be created with only the 14-digit Manitoba Hydro account number.
Even though the latest version of the user account has improved the service, the App has not yet been launched. The user account, however, is available through any smartphones, computers or tablets. Here are the main features that are currently available:
Saskatchewan government’s main electric utility, SaskPower, has been providing hydroelectric, coal-fired and natural gas electricity to the province since 1929. This being said, if you live in Saskatchewan and have SaskPower as your electricity provider, you get access to the corporation’s new “user account” mobile interface, that is designed to help users understand their energy consumption better, and have more control over it.
MySaskPower app is a better version of a regular user account, that you can download on your App store or Google play, and that includes features like:
* In order to monitor your energy consumption, you need to compare and analyze your energy usage history yourself.
Leading the way in terms of mobile transition, the electricity provider Hydro Ottawa launched its user app in 2017, for the purpose of providing tools to users who want to monitor their energy usage. They have since been working on perfecting the app, to help people save money with their personalized saving tips, data statistics on energy usage and more. Customers of Hydro Ottawa can download the app on Google Play Store or App Store.
The user-friendly app by Hydro Ottawa is intended to make its customers save money on electricity bills. This being said, the features are entirely focused on achieving this purpose:
Quebec’s public electricity provider Hydro-Québec, Canada’s main electricity producer, has recently launched its latest product; Hilo. Integrating all of the energy-saving features of smart home technologies, Hilo is an app for Hydro-Québec’s users, designed to help manage and reduce energy consumption levels collectively. With features such as challenges and personalized scenes, Hilo offers a fun way to save on money and electricity.
Hilo works with a system of smart home devices, which are then all connected to the mobile app in order to give full control over your smart home. Once your home is equipped with these products, you get access to many features:
To use the program, you will need to purchase a bundle of smart tools to start with and connect to your app.
The good news is, with all the great technology advancements, a growing number of tools have appeared in the last few years, designed to help consumers have control over their energy usage. Available on your smartphones, these apps allow you to track, measure and monitor your home’s energy usage, and ultimately provide you with a sustainable, eco-friendly and cost-efficient solution for your everyday life.
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