Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency simply means using technology that requires less energy to perform the same function. In the process the customer will avoid high energy bills. For example, switching from incandescent bulbs to LEDs uses 85% less energy. LEDs also use up to 30% less energy than Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) and last longer than both CFLs and Incandescent.
Energy Conservation is behaviour aimed at reducing energy consumption or is the practice of using less energy. Common examples of energy conservation are turning off the light when you leave the room, unplugging equipment, devices and appliances when they’re not in use and walking instead of driving.
Energy conservation and Energy Efficiency are two Energy Management practices that put the user in control of their overall electricity consumption. Utilising other energy management tools like a bill/ consumption calculator and consistent monitoring and adjustment of behaviours also empower the customer to take control of their electricity bill and their environmental footprint.
T&TEC’s Energy Management Application allows you to set usage goals and calculate how your electricity usage affects your bill. It is customised to each account holder so you must register to set and manage your consumption goals.