San Diego, October 1, 2012 — San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Candi Controls announced the rollout of the "Green Button Connect My Data" platform with the launch of their first app, PowerTools.
The new PowerTools app, enabled by SDG&E and created by Candi Controls, is being demonstrated in Washington, D.C., and will be available this month for SDG&E customers to view their personalized energy use information and use tools to find new ways to save energy.
PowerTools will help SDG&E customers to securely identify ways to make smarter choices in their energy use habits and decisions, improve efficiency and lower costs. Initially available for web browsers and mobile tablets, the app will soon also be available for additional platforms including mobile phones and third-party platforms such as Facebook.
Highlights of the app's features include: historical usage analysis, overview of actual use and savings relative to history, phantom power load calculation, environmental impact, ability to choose and track energy saving goals, utility bill payment, current and historic local weather related to energy usage, and social network goal- and success-sharing functionality.
Green Button Connect My Data is an automated, more advanced level of the initial Green Button data download tool, and the next step in the industry-led Green Button initiative. To date, more than 10,000 customers have downloaded their energy consumption data with the SDG&E Green Button tool. Through Green Button Connect My Data, customers can now authorize third parties to securely access their energy usage data on an automated and daily basis.
The Green Button Download My Data and Green Button Connect My Data tools will soon both be available as part of "Energy Charts" in the SDG&E My Account web portal, which provides customers with detailed information on when they use electricity and how much. The PowerTools app will be available in addition to SDG&E's apps already available for customers, with plans to incorporate it into the existing SDG&E app.