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NEA Launches ‘Energy-Saving Challenge’ To Promote Reduction In Electricity Consumption Among Households

15 Jun 2017

Follow three simple electricity-saving habits to reduce your electricity bills and win attractive prizes

JOINT NEWS RELEASE BETWEEN SP GROUP AND NEA

Singapore, 15 June 2017 – To demonstrate how easy it is to save energy, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is partnering SP Group to organise the “Energy-Saving Challenge”, which will be launched today. The Challenge is a call to households to practise simple energy-saving habits as a way of life to reduce their electricity consumption and contribute to a sustainable environment. Households can adopt practices such as (i) switching off appliances at the power socket, (ii) raising the air-conditioner temperature set-point to 25°C or higher and (iii) buying electrical appliances with more ticks[1] (refer to Annex A for collateral on the Energy-Saving Challenge). By practising these electricity-saving habits, households can save money on their electricity bills and show care for the environment.

2          Under this Challenge, participants[2] who reduce their electricity use by one per cent or more for the Challenge period (as set out in Annex B)[3] could stand to win prizes worth more than $70,000 in total. This can be easily done by practising any one of the three tips mentioned above. Prizes include air tickets, home appliances, hotel stays and vouchers amongst others. The sponsors for this Challenge are City Developments Limited, Daikin, Gain City, PacificLight Power, Philips, Ricoh, Siloso Beach Resort and Singapore Airlines.

3          Chief Executive Officer of NEA, Mr Ronnie Tay said, “Achieving a green and sustainable living environment requires collective action by all members of the community. The Energy-Saving Challenge aims to make more people aware of simple electricity-saving tips and encourage households to reduce their electricity use. Such practices will contribute towards building a Liveable and Sustainable Singapore.”

4          Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, Mr Wong Kim Yin said, "Through this Challenge, we aim to help the community make electricity-saving a way of life. Participants can use the SP Utilities app to track and compare their consumption The SP Utilities app is available for every Singapore consumer, to support their desire for a sustainable lifestyle."

5          Registration for the Challenge has opened and will close on 30 September 2017. Interested households can sign up for the Challenge online through the microsite at http://www.cgs.sg/esc from today onwards or at any Daikin Proshop, Gain City outlet, NEA’s Customer Service Centre at the Environment Building, Our Tampines Hub, and the Challenge roadshows from 24 June 2017 onwards.

6          More information on the Challenge can be found on the Challenge microsite and in Annex B. For more information on electricity-saving tips at home, visit www.e2singapore.gov.sg/households.aspx.



[1] Refers to the Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme introduced by NEA. The number of ticks on the label indicates the relative energy efficiency of the appliance.

[2] The participant must be the current SP Group account holder and have opened their account for their residential addresses before 1 April 2017.

[3] Compared to a Baseline period (as set out in Annex B).


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For more information, please contact us at 1800-CALL NEA (1800-2255 632) or submit your enquiries electronically via the Online Feedback Form or myENV mobile application.

Annex A

“Energy-Saving Challenge” Campaign Collateral

Energy-Saving Challenge Campaign Collateral

Annex B

Energy-Saving Challenge Campaign Banner

How to Participate

The Challenge is open to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who are current SP Group account holders and have opened their account for their residential addresses before 1 April 2017. SP Group account holders may submit an entry form with their name, account number, residential address, and metering month (found in their utility bill) via two methods:

  1. Online submission through the Challenge microsite: www.cgs.sg/esc from 15 June to 30 September 2017, or
  2. In-person submission at one of the following registration points or roadshows from 24 June to 30 September 2017 during their respective operating hours:

Registration Points

 

S/N

Name

Address

1

Gain City Megastore @ Sungei Kadut

71 Sungei Kadut Drive, Singapore 729577

2

Gain City Ang Mo Kio

8 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, Singapore 569500

3

Gain City Alexandra Central

321 Alexandra Road #03-11, Singapore 159971

4

Gain City Choa Chu Kang Centre

Block 309 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01-01/02,Singapore 680309

5

Gain City Marina Square Shopping Mall

6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #03-223/232, Singapore 039594

6

Gain City Towner Road

Block 102 Towner Road #01-252, Singapore 322102

7

Gain City Causeway Point

1 Woodlands Square Causeway Point #04-23, Singapore 738099

8

Gain City Changi City Point

5 Changi Business Park Central 1 #01-K9, Singapore 486038

9

Gain City IMM

2 Jurong East St 21 IMM Building #03-14, Singapore 609601

10

Gain City Compass One

1 Sengkang Square #04-25, Singapore 545078

11

Fortuna Air-Conditioning & Electrical Pte Ltd

Alexandra Central, 321 Alexandra Road #03-31/32 Singapore 159971

12

Quality Home Appliances

Centrepoint Shopping Centre, 176 Orchard Road, #05-02 Singapore 238843

13

Poh Meng Engineering Pte Ltd

Junction 9, 18 Yishun Ave 9 #02-21 Singapore 768897

14

PassionAir M&E Pte Ltd

OneKM Shopping Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road #02-51 Singapore 437157

15

D.I.S. Airconditioning & Electrical Pte Ltd

Beauty World Centre, 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road #02-21 Singapore 588177

16

NEA Customer Service Centre

Level 2, Environment Building, 40 Scotts Road Singapore 228231

17

Our Tampines Hub Information Counter

Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Ave 4 Singapore 529684

 

Roadshow

Event Name

Location

Date / Time

Breakfast with love

Field next to 51 Kent Road

24 June 2017 / 8.00am

Grand Opening of Our Tampines Hub

Our Tampines Hub (51 Tampines Avenue 4)

6 August 2017

*Visit www.cgs.sg/esc for a list of updated roadshows.

Qualifying Requirement

1.  To qualify for the “Energy-Saving Challenge” Draw (the “Draw”), Participants must reduce their electricity use by one per cent or more over the “Challenge Period”, when compared to the “Baseline period”.

“Challenge Period” and “Baseline Period”

The Challenge Period is dependent on when meter readings[4] are taken for each household.

  • For households whose meters are read on the odd months (i.e. July, September), their Challenge Period will be from August to September 17.
  • For households whose meters are read on the even months (i.e. June, August), their Challenge Period will be from July to August 17.

The Baseline Period is taken to be the 2 months before the Challenge Period.

The Challenge and Baseline Periods for participating households are set out below:

Electricity Meter Reading taken on

Baseline Period

Challenge Period

Odd months

(i.e. July, September)

June to July 2017

 

August to September 2017

 

Even months

(i.e. June, August)

May to June 2017

July to August 2017

2.   Participants are required to indicate whether they are metered on the odd or even month in the entry form. Participants can refer to their SP Group utility bill to find out when their electricity meter readings are taken. Metered months are those without an asterisk (*). See example below:
 
Consumption Trend

3.   Participants are not required to calculate their own electricity reduction These will be jointly assessed by NEA and SP Group. An example of how electricity reduction is calculated is as follows:

Calculation

Illustration of how the reduction is calculated

Illustration of how the reduction is calculated


[4] In Singapore, the electricity meters are read manually once every two months. On the months when the meters are not read, the electricity usage will be estimated based on the past month’s consumption. Any over- or under-estimation of the bill will be adjusted in the subsequent bill when the meter reading is taken.