Mobile app launched to help residents reduce energy and water consumption

Consumers can compare their energy and water consumption against the average and most efficient consumption of their neighbours. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POWER 
Consumers can compare their energy and water consumption against the average and most efficient consumption of their neighbours. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POWER 

SINGAPORE - Some residents can look forward to using a mobile app to keep tabs on their energy and water consumption at home.

The new mobile app was launched on Wednesday as part of a joint pilot between SP Services, a subsidiary of Singapore Power, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and national water agency PUB to help consumers reduce energy and water consumption, and their utilities bill.

About 310,000 residents who have registered for an online SP utilities account as of 15 September last year will get to use the mobile app.

The pilot runs from this month to April this year. The app may be downloaded from the iTunes or Google Play Store from Wednesday.

It will allow users to check their estimated utilities usage at home, and find out which are consuming the most energy and water. It will also provide tips on how to save energy and water as users set a savings target for their future bills.

Users can also look at their utilities consumption over the past six months and compare this with their neighbours' usage.

SP Services said that it will look at the results from the pilot before rolling out the application nationwide.

"Saving energy is a good way to help ensure a sustainable future. The new app will enable homeowners to analyse their use of electricity and gas. It will empower them to make an informed decision on efficient use of energy, lower their utility bills and reduce their carbon footprint," said Mr Yeo Yek Seng, EMA's Acting Chief Executive.