TNB compliments energy efficiency initiative with new online tool 20 OCTOBER 2017

In Malaysia, the Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) launched a home energy management system (HEMS) to help consumers improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.

According to a statement, TNB through its subsidiary, TNB Energy Services, unveiled the online HEMS maevi. The online tool will enable consumers to monitor and manage their energy bills, through remote operation of home appliances and access to personalised recommendations on how they can reduce their energy consumption.

The tool will be used by consumers via IOS and Android powered mobile devices to set energy efficiency targets and receive notifications in the event they exceed set energy efficiency goals.

The HEMS will complement the company’s Home Energy Report under efforts to stabilise grid network through the expansion of demand-side management portfolio.

The Home Energy Report is an energy efficiency programme recently launched by TNB in partnership with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water.The initiative will use behavioural science and data analytics to help residential consumers to improve their energy efficiency. In a pilot of the Home Energy Report, conducted from August 2015 to July 2016, some 200,000 consumers saved 13,979MWh of energy enough to avoid the emission of 9,900 metric tonnes.

Energy efficiency Canada

In May 2017, Canada-based energy provider SaskPower launched its energy efficiency assessment online portal to help its residential customers to better understand their monthly energy consumption and identify energy efficiency potentials.

The free online tool makes use of consumer energy consumption data entered by users, to calculate and provide them with a breakdown of their energy usage and tips on how to limit their energy consumption to reduce bills.

The tool compares consumer energy consumption levels with calculated energy efficiency potential to provide users with recommendations on which SaskPower energy efficiency programme they should register with.

According to energy provider, consumers can use the technology to understand how weather conditions affect their energy consumption.