The Pinergy Lifestyle App is designed to help families with smart meters better manage their energy usage. Pic: Shane O’Neill, Coalesce.
Readers will remember that a couple of months ago most if not all of the households in Drogheda were fitted with new “smart” electricity meters.
Probably not many people thought too much about it except perhaps that it did away with the need for the meter to be read and if you missed the meter reader when he/she called, you got an estimated bill.
But it turns out that there is much more to it than that. Today a company called Pinergy has launched a raft of nifty new money-saving services which will be available via the new meters.
Drogheda one of the first places in the country to have their smart meters turned on at the end of February and who will be able to avail of the new Pinergy Lifestyle product.
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A first for Ireland, the new Lifestyle plans include a “Work from Home” plan, a “Family Time” plan and a “Drive Time” plan for those families looking to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) overnight.
The ‘Work from Home’ plan will offer a 30% discount Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm; the ‘Family Time’ plan operating daily between 6pm to 10pm, will provide customers with a 40% discount off standard tariffs and the ‘Drive Time’ EV charging plan operating from 2am to 5am will cost just 5c unit rate.
Designed around a newly enhanced Pinergy App with clear insights on daily usage, the Lifestyle plans will give customers the ability to pay an agreed Level-pay amount every month.
Pinergy Lifestyle will be fully integrated with the installed smart meter presenting all the relevant energy data via the Pinergy App on a customer’s mobile phone. Customers can request a Smart Meter from either ESB Networks or from Pinergy if they do not already have one.
Enda Gunnell, chief executive at Pinergy said: Pinergy is committed to supporting consumers through our smart technology, particularly at a time when they are becoming increasingly aware of the energy they use.
“Families and those working from home are the type of consumers that we have been building this product around. With children home more often and parents having to deal with higher energy consumption, we wanted to be able to offer families a way of making habitual changes so that they can adapt to a more sustainable energy future in the home and allow them to see the true impact of their energy behaviours, and adjust them accordingly.”
For further information on Pinergy Lifestyle, visit https://pinergy.ie/home-electricity/fixed-price-plans/
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