Vectorform and DTE Launch Powerley to Track Energy UsageBy Amanda Lewan on March 8th, 2015 /
Royal Oak based Vectorform announced this past week at the Mobile World Congress 2015 the launch of Powerley, a new mobile app connected to your home. Powerley allows users to instantly measure energy consumption in your home.
Powerley was designed and developed by Vectorform in partnership with DTE. The idea was pitched a couple years ago, and after a very successful pilot program, Powerley is now available to DTE consumers under DTE Insight.
“The product is a home energy management platform that gives users real time insights – tips, and coaching on how to reduce their energy consumption,” says CEO Jason Vazzano of Vectorform.
Powerley has received over 45,000 downloads and is available for iPhone and Android today. Below is a quick video of the new real-time energy management platform.
The platform allows user to make decisions on usage that can improve energy consumption and costs.
“For the first time ever, people can now engage directly with their energy usage and not just their bill,” said Kevin Foreman, chief technology officer at Powerley. “Our Energy Bridge and Insight app offer personalized and actionable insights allowing people to instantly recognize how, when and where they use energy and to also monitor daily consumption and history in order to save money.”
What’s exciting is to see Vectorform leading the invention of connected devices like Powerley right here from Michigan. The company builds products in the space of mobility, the internet of things, as well as wearables. Last year Vectorform was one of the few chosen to work with Google Glass, and recently expanded into a 20,000 sq foot innovation space and headquarters in Downtown Royal Oak.
“We’re doing quite a bit of work in wearables in the consumer space and corporate space,” says Vazzano. Vazzano chose to stay headquarter in Royal Oak because of Michigan’s talent and history in the manufacturing space.
“I think wearables is a great space for Detroit. We have an inherent understanding of manufacturers. The investors and entrepreneurs in this area understand what to take to the market. Advanced technical manufacturing is the next evolution for this area,” says Vazzano.