Energy buddy is good for annual, national savings of €322 million

If every household in Belgium were to install a smappee, each would save around €70 per year. For larger consumers, the savings can even be as high as several hundred € per year. That there is still considerable room for energy savings can be deduced from figures released by VREG. Nine in ten Flemish have no idea how many kWh they consume, let along which (hidden) energy-hungry devices account for the majority of their energy bill. Smappee’s mission is to eliminate waste and sustainably reduce energy consumption without sacrificing convenience. The energy buddy has been further fine tuned on the basis of user feedback. In so doing, five extra and very handy features have been added. A Belgian innovation, smappee is now preparing to conquer the European market. What makes smappee unique is that it is an energy buddy you keep on using. For double the benefits: for your wallet and the environment.

What makes smappee strong and unique? 10 points: 

  1. Easy installation. Install smappee safely and simply. The monitor works via a single measuring point – close to the meter box, which makes installation child’s play. 
  2. Smart meter. Get an instant overview of your current electricity consumption, your consumption in “sleep mode” and the productivity of your solar panels with the free smappee app. You can even monitor the consumption of your various electrical apparatuses via a visual dashboard. So you can identify all your (hidden) energy-hungry devices at a glance and intervene immediately. Login via your computer and you can even analyse that data in more detail.
  3. Instant response. As soon as you know which devices are consuming too much energy, you can take immediate action: even before you get your energy bill. Consumption in “sleep mode” can be monitored in the exact same way.
  4. Mobile. Monitor your energy consumption at any time from any location via the smappee app for smartphone and tablet. 
  5. Peace of mind. Detect abnormal consumption immediately. And if you’re not sure whether you disconnected a certain device, you can check via smappee and even turn it off remotely, if you so desire. This feature requires a smart plug (a wireless adapter which fits between the device and the power point, enabling you to switch the device on and off remotely). One smart plug is included in the package as standard. Additional smart plugs can be purchased from the e-shop. These smart plugs are only required if you wish to turn individual devices on and off from a remote location. Smappee monitors and records your energy consumption via a single central monitor which does not require any extra plugs.
  6. Solar panels, too. Don’t just measure the electricity produced by your solar panels but also see how much more or less energy you produce than you consume.
  7. Affordable. By intervening in the case of energy-hungry devices at home, you can save on average around 12% on your energy bill. If you do the maths, you’ll soon see that a smappee device will pay itself back in less than 2 years. Smappee works without a monthly subscription, which means there are no extra or on-going costs besides the one-off purchase price of the set itself.
  8. Privacy policy. All data about your energy consumption is anonymous and secure. Your privacy is guaranteed. 
  9. Objective information. Smappee works independently of your choice of energy provider and gives you objective measurements with which to understand your energy consumption and – where necessary – reduce it.
  10. A winning solution. Change your behaviour patterns. The benefits of smappee are twofold: your wallet and the environment.

 

Stefan Grosjean – CEO and the brain behind smappee: We want to help families reduce energy consumption at home sustainably, without having to sacrifice convenience. Smappee’s mission, in that respect, is to change ‘habits’ precisely because we know that real and lasting savings begin with a change in behaviour. And to achieve that, you need more than just a product but a genuine service. Smappee is thus a partner that measures, notifies, motivates, satisfies and facilitates: all the time and everywhere. That makes smappee the first energy buddy that you keep on using. To turn common sense into a new habit with double the benefits: you save money and the environment. And because these benefits are important for everyone, we are launching the service Europe-wide. The first markets we intend to tackle are the UK, Germany, France and Scandinavia.

How is that? A saving of €322 million? This is the energy cost Belgian families could save by using a real-time energy app.

Why is it so important to save energy without sacrificing convenience? People are creatures of habit who don’t like giving up their creature comforts. That is why smappee changes behaviour step by step by teaching a series of new, small habitual reflexes. Reflexes which, if you add them all together – deliver real savings. This well thought-out approach ensures that consumers remain fervent and on-going smappee users.