Lakefront Utility Services Inc. Launches Mobile Application with Partners and Funders
Cobourg, Ontario, November 23, 2017 – Lakefront Utility Services Inc. today announced the official release of their Mobile Application during a launch event held at Lakefront’s Garage on 25 Ewart Street, Cobourg. Lakefront was joined by Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Northumberland−Peterborough South, Screaming Power Inc., Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and members of the Town of Cobourg Council to celebrate the launch of the first mobile Utility solution of its kind in Ontario.
The Mobile Application expands upon Lakefront’s current customer service programs by providing billing, consumption and conservation information, as well as instant outage notifications and pertinent news all from the convenience of their customers’ mobile device. Through mobile innovation and technology, the utility has endeavored to empower their customer to better understand and manage their water and electric usage by providing them with this automated and user friendly mobile solution.
Customers are encouraged to download the App for free on Android and iOS devices by searching Lakefront Utilities at the Google Play Store or the App Store.
This mobile application has been made possible through the assistance of Screaming Power, Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s Eastern Ontario Development Programs Collaborative Economic Development Projects (CEDP stream) delivered by Northumberland CFDC and the Ontario Centres of Excellence.
“This new app takes energy-use information to the next level. What Screaming Power has done, in partnership with Lakefront Utility, is bringing key electricity consumption information directly to your smartphone. As consumers, this information is critical to helping us make informed energy choices. These advances are being made right here at home across Eastern Ontario.” Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Northumberland−Peterborough South
“This App is a testament to what can be accomplished through collaboration and innovation. There were many organizations involved in making the mobile application possible. It is through these partnerships and programs that a smaller utility like Lakefront Utilities can be in a position to offer its customers the first mobile Utility solution in Ontario.” Dereck Paul, President, Lakefront Utility Services Inc.
“Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is pleased to see Screaming Power advance so quickly in moving from concept to product launch of their new app via joint venture with Lakefront Utilities. The Collaborative Economic Development Program $100,000 contribution has
propelled their speed to market forward – clearly Innovation in Action in Eastern Ontario.” Wendy Curtis, Executive Director, Northumberland CFDC
“Working with Lakefront on building out the solution has been a fantastic experience. To see where this has gone and now understand where it can go has opened all our eyes as to what this local Utility can do for its community when considering the future of Innovation and customer engagement.” Gary Michor, CEO, Screaming Power