Energy Aware Technology, the 2006 BC Hydro Sustainability prize winner, licensed its PowerTab technology last fall to US-based Comverge, Inc.
The PowerTab is an in-home display that gives homeowners real-time information about power consumption, electricity rates and messages from their utility service provider. Comverge has exclusive rights to distribute the product in North America and has re-branded it as the PowerPortal.
Lauren Kulokas, vice-president of operations, says the PowerTab will be manufactured with a Canadian contract manufacturer and will be featured in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Athletes’ Village.
“This custom version of the PowerTab, designed specifically for the Olympic Village, will give real-time feedback on energy, hot and cold water, and heating and cooling,” says Kulokas. “We’re excited by the success we have achieved to date, and look forward to continuing to pursue further opportunities in this rapidly growing industry.”
The company has grown from three to six full-time employees and has moved to new office space in Gastown.