The most powerful part of smarter living is our access to information. We monitor our personal energy consumption by using apps to watch calories and track our steps with fitness bands. All this data gives us a bigger picture of various aspects of our lives.
An online energy gateway delivers the same data-based insight into your home’s energy use. Devices like the Eagle Energy Gateway from B.C.’s Rainforest Automation give you a close look at how and when you’re consuming energy. These devices tie into your home’s network and using an app or your computer relay information from your smart meter directly to you. BC Hydro currently offers next day interval data through our online consumption graphs; this gateway allows you to see your data in real time and track trends so you can determine what’s consuming electricity and when and make informed decisions on energy use.