This morning, StarHub announced that it has partnered local solar energy firm Sunseap, and will be offering electricity plans above its usual broadband and mobile services.
With the joint operation, StarHub and Sunseap are entering Singapore’s Open Electricity Market, starting with the Energy Market Authority’s soft launch in Jurong.
It will culminate in the full liberalisation of the retail electricity market in the second half of 2018.
This means that consumers would be free to choose their desired electricity retailers in a “seamless” experience.
Said Mr Howie Lau, Chief Marketing Officer of StarHub, “We are excited to offer households a compelling way to live a lower carbon footprint lifestyle using the Sun’s energy.”
Leveraging each other’s expertise, we will bundle essential services from mobile, pay TV, broadband and electricity in attractive packages for customers, who are becoming more environmentally-aware.
Added Mr Frank Phuan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sunseap Group, “This (partnership) will make it easy for both existing and potential StarHub customers to switch to solar energy without any break in their regular electricity service.”
Sunseap’s solar energy is harvested from its rooftop solar panels across more than 1,000 buildings in Singapore, including public housing estates as well as commercial and industrial buildings.
StarHub also revealed that 5% of its profits out of the electricity business in the first three years will be channelled into the ‘StarHub Clean Energy Fund’. This fund will be used to “drive environmental conservation initiatives including clean energy and efficiencies”.
“Clean energy has been gaining ground in Singapore and we hope to further energise this green movement with the launch of our StarHub Clean Energy Fund.”
StarHub and Sunseap will be collaborating on various aspects, including customer service and billing and sales.
They are also “exploring opportunities in smart energy and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to bring continued benefits to customers”.
Introducing Two Plans: Green Life And Green Save
Starting from next month, 2 clean energy subscription plans – Green Life and Green Save – will be launched.
Green Life is a “100% clean energy plan”, and customers will receive electricity fully produced by Sunseap’s solar panels at no additional cost.
Electricity will be charged at the usual regulated electricity tariff.
Green Save is for those who are slightly more conservative on the switch to green energy. Customers on this plan will receive 5% clean energy and enjoy 20% discount off the regulated tariff.
From next month, Jurong residents will be the first batch to experience these new plans and power their homes with clean energy.
Interested? Find out more about the new plans here.