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Looking To Enter Renewable Energy? Here Are 4 Career Roles You Must Know!

With the capacity of renewable energy outpacing fossil fuel and nuclear power, renewable energy is officially the next big thing.

As heatwaves and wildfires sweep the globe in 2019, people are becoming aware of climate change and the need to embrace sustainability.

Led by China, the US, Japan, and India, the renewable energy sector is growing, and with it, there has been a growing demand for sustainable energy professionals.

Are you looking to enter renewable energy?

Here are the main types of renewable energy and four career roles you should be aware of!

 

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Aircon vs. Fan: Which Is Best For Your Wallet & Comfort?

In Singapore, the climate is always warm and tropical. Save escaping overseas in the winter months, turning on the air-conditioner is the only way to beat the heat at home.

However, having the aircon turned on 24 hours a day can take a toll on your wallet (up to 36.7% of your electricity bill!). It may be time to consider a more eco-friendly and wallet-friendly option – the fan!

In this article, we will compare the costs of using an aircon versus a fan and help you decide which is best for your wallet and comfort. Read More

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Why Does My Electricity Bill Seem High?

There are a few reasons why your bill may seem a little higher. But first, did you know your consumption is estimated?

Estimated Billing

When you switch to iSwitch, there is no change in the meter, SP Group will remain responsible for the meter reading. Your meter is read once every 2 months and the consumption is estimated when it not read by meter reader from SP Group.

Should there be any over-estimation / under-estimation of consumptions made for the previous bill, it will be reflected as adjustments in the next bill (actual meter reading month).

Which means if your bill’s consumption seems a little high / low due to over-estimation / under-estimation for the current month, there is no need for worry – the adjustment is made on the following actual meter reading month.

Here is a graph to explain further.


 

SP Regulated Tariff is revised Quarterly

Regulated tariff for electricity by SP Group can decrease or increase quarterly according to the market conditions and oil prices, which is why if you are on a Discount Off Tariff (DOT) plan, your electricity’s price rate will also decrease or increase accordingly.

For example, 2019 Q3 tariff recently reached a historic high at 24.22 cents per kWh, increased by 6.3% for 1st July – 30 September 2019. To read our latest oil market review please click here.

iSwitch Quarterly House Electricity Tariff - SP

 

Some additional reasons your electricity bill could be high…

  • More days in the billing period, which varies from 28 to 32 days.
  • Higher usage during school holidays or more occupants at home during the period.
  • New or additional electrical appliances at home.
  • Higher frequency of showers or bigger laundry loads.

 

Need More Questions Answered?

Check out our in-depth FAQ page.

In this resource, we cover key questions you might have when it comes to:

  • Billing
  • Renewal
  • Moving House
  • Referral & Rewards
  • Self-Service Portal
  • Meter-Related
  • U-Save Rebates

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us here.

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How Much Electricity Does Your Computer Consume?

Remember the early 2000s, when you’d share a computer with the rest of your family, and everyone would take turns surfing the web in the living room?

Well, those days are over. Today, pretty much everyone has a personal laptop or desktop, and most of us keep our laptops constantly plugged in, and ready to fire up.

Now, have you ever thought about how much energy your computer consumes on a monthly basis, and how you can cut back on this energy usage? In this blog post, we walk you through how much electricity it takes to run different computers, and give you tips on how to save energy!

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iSwitch and ES Power Consolidation

iSwitch absorbs ES Power’s Electricity Retail Business.

iSwitch leads the path forward for a sustainable partnership in the electricity market

  • As part of the partnership, ES Power’s business and residential consumers will be transferred to iSwitch, who will honour the same electricity rate, terms and conditions of their existing contracts
  • This allows iSwitch to become the largest green electricity retailer in Singapore
  • iSwitch and ES Power will work together to promote a sustainable and green Singapore

 

SINGAPORE, 6 June – iSwitch and ES Power announced a new partnership of their electricity retail businesses in a deal involving over $15m worth of retail electricity contracts. ES Power is the energy brand of Environmental Solutions (Asia) Pte Ltd (ESA), which specialises in retailing green energy to consumers.

Under this partnership, ES Power’s customers’ existing contracts will be novated to iSwitch. With the novation, iSwitch will undertake and honour the same electricity rate and all contractual terms and conditions of the existing contracts with ES Power. The transfer process is purely administrative and performed electronically, and there will be no disruption to customers’ electricity supply. Existing customers of ES Power have been notified of this transition, which is expected to be completed by the end of June.

Both retailers also announced a joint marketing initiative to help promote sustainability and a greener Singapore. Through this initiative, iSwitch will be the licensed electricity retailer to supply electricity to all its consumers. While ES Power will ‘green-up’ the electricity usage of iSwitch’s customers’ by offsetting all carbon emissions through the process of retiring carbon credits and renewable energy certificates where applicable.

Mr Senthil Kumar, Chief Operating Officer of iSwitch, said: “iSwitch is currently the largest green electricity retailer in Singapore while ESA is one of Singapore’s long term sustainability pioneer. It is our pleasure to work with them through this partnership to market green energy solutions to homes and businesses.”

Mr Quek Leng Chuang, Managing Director of ESA, said “ES Power, under ESA, will continue to innovate and provide more services dedicated to the vision of a more sustainable future. And in fact, waste wood to electricity as a renewable source, produced locally, is very much a testament to the continued innovation in cleaner and greener energy. This partnership with iSwitch is thus not simply a strategic business decision but one that naturally enables us to focus on being a critical contributor to Singapore’s sustainability efforts.”

For more information, please contact:

Liz Pardey

Senior Marketing Executive
liz.pardey@iswitch.com.sg
+65 6505 9915

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