MaRS Discovery District and London Hydro are announcing the launch of a new collection of electricity management apps for Ontarians. These applications, developed and owned by existing innovative businesses and budding entrepreneurs, are part of the second phase of the Ontario Green Button Connect My Data pilot.
The Green Button standard provides Ontarians with direct and timely access to their electricity consumption data and the ability to securely share it with innovative solutions and applications that can use this data to provide them with valuable insights and services.
“I am pleased to see that London Hydro consumers will now be able to access their energy data in a consistent format and share their data using these four new Green Button-enabled energy applications,” said Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy. “The information gathered from these apps will enable consumers to more closely monitor and control their energy usage, and may assist us in reaching our energy conservation targets. I congratulate MaRS Discovery District and London Hydro for spearheading this innovation.”
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Caroline was a project and partnership coordinator at MaRS Data Catalyst. She is a sustainability and energy conservation advocate with working experience both in France and in Canada. More…