Jul 15, 2019

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Lakefront Launches Energy-saving Mobile Application Start-up backed by Upper Canada Equity Fund launches partnership with utility

Lakefront Utility Services is excited to announce the launch of their iPhone and Android mobile app that will give its customers an automated and simple way to manage their electricity and water accounts. With this new software, Lakefront customers can retrieve billing, view consumption history, receive outage notifications and learn about conservation programs all from the comfort of their own mobile device.

This app is one of the first mobile Utility solutions in Ontario to bring this information to the fingertips of the customer. Lakefront is a recognized leader in innovation and the new app is another example of how the Utility is committed to helping their community grow and adapt to the ever-changing technological world.

“The Lakefront App will help us meet the information demands of today and tomorrow as it offers great flexibility and simplicity for this data-centric world we live in,” said Dereck Paul, President of Lakefront Utility Services Inc. “With the Lakefront App, users can receive updates without leaving their mobile device. Our solution increases our link with the community and empowers our customers to become more engaged with their utility.”

The App complements current customer service offerings by empowering and educating water and electric customers through mobile innovation and technology. The app it is part of a pilot project with Picton-based Screaming Power and Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts, and the parties involved are eager for customers to download the app and provide feedback for further development and direction.

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, Northumberland’s Collaborative Economic Development Projects, the Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Upper Canada Equity Fund.

About Lakefront Utility Services Inc  Lakefront Utility Services Inc. (LUSI) provides customer-focused and cost-effective multi-utility services so that customers benefit from service advantages and economies of scope cost savings. LUSI also operates the Water Systems for the Town of Cobourg, Township of Cramahe (Colborne) and the Hamlet of Grafton, as well as provides the human resources, administrative, financial and operational services to The Town of Cobourg Holdings Inc. and the utility subsidiaries.

Upper Canada Equity Fund is an early stage equity investment fund headquartered in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada that co-invests in innovative enterprises. The fund is co-located with Community Futures of Prince Edward Lennox Addington, which provides business loans, equity investments, grants, training and incubation for start-ups.


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