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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.

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