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NGC president Mark Loquan

The National Gas Company (NGC) has launched an App which can be used to identify consumers’ energy use of everyday appliances.

The company explained the NGC EnergySmarTT App is technology driven and focuses on harnessing technology for greater efficiencies and effectiveness, noting that the NGC is pushing toward more efficient energy use and resources.

As a tool, the App can provide users with information on potential monetary savings from using more energy efficient products, as well as share the benefits and opportunities energy efficiency offers for addressing climate change, the NGC said.

The App has five main functions including:

•My consumption: An energy calculator for understanding how using a particular device could affect consumers’ pocket and carbon footprint

•Switch and Save: A cost benefit analysis to illustrate the overall savings of purchasing EE products

•Energy Saving Tips: Simple steps households can make to become more energy efficient

•Locate Energy Saving Products: This enables EE product suppliers and consumers that are interested in EE products to connect

•Useful Resources: Provides access to links that give greater context on the developments in energy efficiency and renewable energy within the region and globally.

Speaking on the launch of the App, Mark Loquan, President of NGC said this was another step needed to propel the country forward into a more energy efficient and energy conservation mindset.

He said improved energy efficiency has two major benefits including a cleaner way of living which benefits the environment and a more cost-efficient way to use energy for everyday activities.

The App forms part of NGC’s strategy to support T&T’s mandate to reduce emissions and incorporate renewable sources of energy into the nation’s energy mix, Loquan added.

He said additional features for the App will include increased functionality to assess multiple appliances at once, an online community for schools and EE/RE professionals to connect, engagements strategies such as educational RE/EE games, and making the App compatible for regional application.

The NGC EnergySmartTT App can be accessed Google Play and Apple App Store. (GKA)