Display Features
How it Works
In trial tests for the PowerCost Monitor in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada, many people have enjoyed real savings on their electricity bills. There are a number of questions which interested consumers have asked us about the PowerCost Monitor. For your convenience we've listed the most frequently asked questions below.

What is the PowerCost Monitor?
a. What it does:
The PowerCost Monitor is a real-time direct feedback display device for domestic energy consumers. It will tell you at a glance how much electricity your home is currently using and your home's total electricity used in dollars and cents and in kilowatt hours.

For instance, as you turn on or off electrical appliances, you will be able to see the adjustment right away on the clock-sized display which would be located inside your home.

The PowerCost Monitor shows only your home's electricity usage in real-time. Ultimately, it is up to you to use this information to reduce your electric bill.

b. How it works:
The PowerCost Monitor consists of two components - a small display (which you can place anywhere inside your home) and a sensor unit (which you attach to your electricity meter).

The display unit, located inside the home, receives a wireless signal from the sensor unit which is attached to the outside of your electricity meter. The sensor unit can be easily installed by the homeowner. The sensor unit transmits your meter information to the in-home display unit where your electricity information is displayed in kilowatt hours and dollars and cents.

c. Is the PowerCost Monitor a utility meter?
No, the PowerCost Monitor is not a utility meter. The PowerCost Monitor simply displays your electricity usage in dollars and cents and kilowatt-hours. It is not a utility meter and is not intended for billing purposes. Data displayed on the PowerCost Monitor is provided for informational purposes only. Owing to timing of meter reads by your utility and combinations of flat rate charges and consumption-based charges, the "Total" readings on your display will not exactly match what you see on your electric bill.

Where can I purchase the PowerCost Monitor?
You can purchase the PowerCost Monitor through our online order system or by calling our toll-free number:

How much does the PowerCost Monitor cost?
USD $135 (CAD $149.99) plus shipping and handling (taxes not included).

My utility uses a two-tiered rate structure. Can I program the PowerCost Monitor with two rates?
Yes the PowerCost Monitor will accommodate two-tiered rate structures. Instructions on how to program your unit with tiered rates are included in the Quick Start Guide of your PowerCost Monitor package

Do I need an electrician to install the PowerCost Monitor?
No. The PowerCost Monitor does not require an electrician for installation. The PowerCost Monitor has been designed so that it is easy for you to install onto your electric meter.

I am with a utility company and am wondering who to contact about purchasing a PowerCost Monitor?
You can contact our head office (1-709-579-3502) and we will put you through to our sales department. Or you could email

What can the PowerCost Monitor™ do for me?
The PowerCost Monitor™ can help reduce your energy consumption and realize savings of up to 20% on your electrical bill. In addition, you will be helping conserve the earth's natural resources and protect the environment.

Who uses the PowerCost Monitor™?
The PowerCost Monitor™ can be used by any consumer of electricity, residential or commerical. The PowerCost Monitor™ is used by customers nationwide and in the United States. In Ontario alone, there are currently over 30,000 PowerCost Monitors™ installed in residential households.

The PowerCost Monitor™ is a great tool for anyone looking to help conserve energy, protect the environment or just save a few dollars.