Power Up app screenshotsTo celebrate the launch of PowerUp, ScottishPower is giving one lucky Student Room user the chance to get their hands on a £200 Lovetoshop gift voucher.

PowerUp is a first for the energy industry, as it makes it possible to purchase 'days' of gas and electricity with an app that helps you keep track of how much you've used.

The easy-to-use app is ideal for busy students, making it simple to keep track of their energy usage on the go.

Topping up

Using PowerUp, it's possible to buy energy like you would put petrol in a car. You fill up your fuel tank in advance at a set price with packages ranging from one to 180 days.

When the app shows your fuel gauge is running low, you'll be prompted to take action. It's similar to the fuel-warning light you get in a car.

PowerUp customers don't pay any standing charges, so if no energy is used on a given day the fuel gauge will not move.

The PowerUp tariff is available initially to existing ScottishPower customers. But if you're not already with ScottishPower, you can register your interest online and sign up to be contacted when PowerUp is available to the wider market.

The PowerUp payment method will offer customers a daily energy price of between £2.10 to £2.50; some of the most competitive prices available in the UK.

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PowerUp: buy, track, save. How it works:

  • You can buy days of gas and electricity via the mobile app - from one to 180 days.

  • ‘Days’ are based on a personalised forecast of how much energy an individual customer requires. ScottishPower uses detailed consumption history to calculate daily usage based on the time of the year.

  • There is no standing charge when paying via PowerUp.

  • You can track how much energy you use and see when you next need to PowerUp. You can view past and forecast consumption to help better understand your energy spend.

  • If you are an existing customer and would like to move to PowerUp, simply visit www.scottishpower.co.uk/powerup. It’s a quick and straightforward process, with detailed information and videos to show you how to use and make the most of PowerUp.

  • The PowerUp app is available for download on iPhone, iPad and Android.

The prize draw will close at 23:59 on Thursday 17 November with the winners being announced shortly after. Full competition terms and conditions here.