Home energy monitors

Know how much electricity you're using, when you're using it

Home energy monitors give you real-time information about your household's electricity use – in kilowatts, and dollars and cents.

You may already be tracking your electricity use online through your MyHydro account. With a home energy monitor, you can track the electricity you use in real time. This helps you understand how and when you're using electricity, as well as the associated costs – allowing you to take actions to reduce your usage and save.

Important update: April 1 rate change

Home energy monitors will update to reflect the new BC Hydro rate within a few days after its introduced on April 1. With this update, your current consumption and dollar values will be reset and will not match your current billing cycle. This will be corrected for your next billing cycle.

Who can use a home energy monitor

To be eligible for a home energy monitor you must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Have an online MyHydro account with a linked profile.
  • Don't have a MyHydro account? Sign-up for one. All we need to provide is your name, email address, password and security question.
  • Live in a residential detached or semi-detached home; this includes most townhomes, rowhomes and mobile homes.
  • Have a connected smart meter with a strong network connection.

Get started

  1. Sign-in to your online MyHydro account.
  2. From your MyHydro account, select 'Home energy monitors' under the 'Manage Account' drop-down menu found on top of the page.
  3. Select the home energy monitor you'd like to purchase from Rainforest Automation and complete your order through their website.
  4. After completing your order, you'll then be directed back to your MyHydro account to register your device.
  5. We'll set-up your electricity meter to connect with the device you’ve selected. This may take a few days.
  6. Once complete, Rainforest Automation will finalize your purchase and ship your device. If the home energy monitor you've selected isn't compatible with your home, Rainforest Automation will cancel the order at no cost to you.

After you receive your monitor, simply follow the set-up instructions provided, and your monitor will automatically connect to the electricity meter at your home.

Two models are available

You can choose between two home energy monitor devices. Both models are manufactured and sold by Rainforest Automation, a B.C.-based company.

Rainforest EAGLE™ energy gateway

A secure and powerful energy monitor, the EAGLE™ gives you easy access to energy usage information including the dollar cost and kilowatts of the electricity use in your home. The EAGLE™ displays this information on your computer, smart phone, tablet, or other mobile device. You can even send your data through the Internet to a third-party cloud service provider, some of which can suggest energy-saving solutions that are unique to you.

Price: $99.99
Plus applicable taxes and $5-$9 shipping charge, based on location

Rainforest EMU-2™ energy monitoring unit

The EMU-2™ continuously monitors your electricity usage and displays this information, in both dollar cost and kilowatts, on an LCD screen. Information displayed includes the total electricity use for the billing period and the real-time electricity use.

Price: $69.99
Plus applicable taxes and $5-$9 shipping charge, based on location