With over 5 million customers in Dallas and Houston eligible to sign up for Smart Meter Texas and access their energy use data in the Simple Energy platform, we thought it would be helpful to provide some quick tips on the process. Once customers are registered for Smart Meter Texas, connecting with Simple Energy to start competing with your friends for the most energy saved is easy. Here are five simple steps to get started.
1) Visit the Simple Energy Texas website: here, just click on the “Sign up with Facebook” button, which will connect your Facebook account and take you to a page where you can either sign up for Smart Meter Texas or login to your Smart Meter Texas account. If you’re already signed up for Smart Meter Texas, great! You’re almost ready to start playing with Simple Energy, competing with your friends to save energy and win prizes. If not, just follow the simple steps below.
2) Sign up for Smart Meter Texas: you will need your user ID, ESI ID, and meter number, so head on out to take a look on the side of your house, check your last bill, or get in touch with your utility if you aren’t sure what those are! This step is simply so that there will be enough information to make the game fun and interesting as you take actions to save more energy, score points, and win prizes.
3) Connect your accounts: once you’ve signed up for Smart Meter Texas, you’re all set to connect with Simple Energy and start playing! Just login to your Facebook account, go the the Simple Energy app, and start earning points. You can also view your Simple Energy stats in daily emails, with a mobile app coming soon.
4) Compete for prizes: if you sign up this month, you will be eligible to win an iPad, and if you invite a friend to join and they win the iPad, you get one too. Other prizes will be offered throughout the year, so keep playing!
5) Save energy, money and the planet: once you get into the swing of things, you’ll probably find that saving energy is easier than you may have thought! Simple tips like turning off the lights, using power strips, and taking shorter showers can all help to make a significant impact on your bill, your score on Facebook, and ultimately your environmental impact as you join the folks who already helped save enough energy in 2010 to power 10 million homes.