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Students save with Linc

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Linc has started trials with the Student Energy Project to help students in the UK reduce their electricity demand.

The program encourages students to curb their energy use by awarding points to those who use the least amount of electricity. The points can then be cashed in for rewards at local retail stores and restaurants.

In the past, one meter was used to monitor each flat consisting of four to six students. This meant that there was no way to recognize if some students were performing better or worse than their flatmates. Additionally, the meters had to be manually read and the online dashboard updated accordingly. Real-time data on a student by student basis was not available.

With Linc as a technology partner, students now have access to their personal energy use in real-time. This data allows the students to see exactly how changes in their behaviour can reduce energy demand and further incentivizes conservation.