|By Business Wire||
|October 22, 2013 03:20 PM EDT||
Emission Information (EI) has been engaged by NRG Residential Solutions to develop a new mobile app called the NRG Clean Power Advisor that delivers local, hourly emission intensity comparisons from electricity use. The smartphone app, available to iPhone users, will be piloted to select NRG Residential Solutions customers in the Philadelphia area and can serve as a daily engagement and awareness platform to examine the impact that individual electricity use choices have on the environment.
Using data provided by its strategic partner, Genscape, the leading global provider of energy information for commodity and financial markets, EI has developed proprietary algorithms, software models, and mobile and web apps that provide hourly forecasts of emissions intensity from electricity use for millions of electricity consumers by zip code. The localized, hourly greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity information delivered by EI’s apps is more precise than traditional methods of estimating carbon footprint from electricity use.
“We are excited to be working with NRG Residential Solutions in the development of this emission app,” said Dr. Gustav H. Beerel, EI’s Founder and CEO. “Our application brings aspects of the smart-grid into the home or business in a way that encourages daily engagement and awareness of how each of us impacts our environment.”
About Emission Information
Emission Information provides data and insights to consumers and businesses to help them to use electricity more responsibly and reduce their carbon or greenhouse gas footprints. Electricity delivered through the grid comes from multiple sources – some cleaner than others (electricity produced from solar or wind is cleaner than electricity produced from coal). EI traces local electricity by zip code back to the source and rates the cleanliness of the electricity mix at a given time. Using EI’s mobile and web apps, consumers can actively choose to reduce their carbon footprints by using more electricity when it is cleaner and using less when it is dirtier. EI provides real-time and forecast information through sophisticated modeling of proprietary data provided by Genscape that allows consumers to schedule electricity usage up to five days in advance. For more information, please visit: emissioninformation.com.
About NRG Residential Solutions
NRG Residential Solutions empowers residential energy customers with a new way to think about, buy and use energy. Innovative, exclusive energy products give customers unprecedented choice and control through customized electricity plans with unique rewards and access to emerging energy technology solutions. NRG Residential Solutions is part of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that serves more than 2 million retail customers across the country. NRG creates value through reliable and efficient conventional generation, while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Visit us online at nrgresidentialsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter @NRGMedia.