Why does Breakerbox need to know my usage data?
The price you pay for energy is determined in part by how and when you use energy. Most of the energy on the grid is provided by power plants that produce consistent amounts of energy while operating. Because energy must be consumed as it is produced, energy suppliers prefer to sell to users with likewise consistent usage. all else being equal, using more energy at one point in time will likely cost more than using the same amount of energy consistently over a longer period. When you provide Breakerbox with your energy usage data, we, in turn, provide that data to energy suppliers who use that data to make judgments about your value as a customer. Additionally, Breakerbox hopes to continue to expand its range of free services which require your usage data (such as budgeting, tariff analysis, and bill analysis).