Looks like the days of unreadable, incomprehensible energy bills are numbered. First, we profiled Lowfoot, who offers incentives to consumers to reduce their energy usage.

Now, zerofootprint, a Toronto and New York-based company, has won the Popular Choice Award Grand Prize in the US Department of Energy’s “Apps for Energy” competition for its VeloBill, a real-time energy-tracking app.

VeloBill takes advantage of President Barack Obama’s Green Button Initiative, which makes US energy data available to the public. Using the open-source data, zerofootprint’s developers were able to create a mobile app that tracks energy usage across multiple utilities in real time and provide benchmarks so users can compare their energy consumption to others.

Although the app is only available in the States, Canuck businesses can use zerofootprint’s web-based Velo tool, which performs the same function.

What do you think? Would you like to be able to see all your energy usage in one place? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Image credit: zerofootprint