in News Departments > Products & Technology
print the content item

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Candi Controls have announced that the PowerTools app is available for customers to download on their mobile phone or tablet to check recent energy use, set and manage energy-saving goals, and track weather patterns related to energy use.

The PowerTools app, which utilizes the Green Button Connect My Data platform, is now available via the iTunes Store for iPhones and iPads, with Google Play coming soon for Android devices. PowerTools has received certification through the TRUSTed Smart Grid Privacy Program, a self-regulatory program that certifies that companies use responsible privacy practices as they collect and share consumer smart grid data, according to SDG&E.

The PowerTools app was designed to help SDG&E customers securely identify ways to make smarter choices in their energy use habits and decisions, improving efficiency and lowering costs. Launched in October on a limited basis, the app is now available for all customers who have access to SDG&E's My Account Web portal. Additional features include access to the SDG&E outage map and online bill payment, historical use analysis, and overview of actual use and savings relative to history.

"Privacy of customer data is important to SDG&E, and we are committed to protecting our customers' data as well as equipping customers so that they can make smart choices about how they share and use their energy data," says SDG&E’s Caroline Winn.


Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.


How A GIS Can Help Utilities Address The Aging Workforce And Capitalize On Data

Baby Boomers, whose experience and know-how have served the utility industry so well for decades, are retiring. The author suggests utilities can use a geographic information system (GIS) to fill in resultant knowledge gaps.


Sensus Smart Meters Tied To More Overheating Incidents And Fires

SaskPower is investigating two new meter failures, and Portland General Electric is working to replace 70,000 Sensus units amid fire concerns.


SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

The Canadian utility has suspended its smart meter deployment as it investigates half a dozen fires associated with the meters.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180