First survey results: The users are satisfied with the project MOVE THE CONSUMPTION.

The responses of the users who participated in the project MOVE THE CONSUMPTION are very encouraging as they show that the project has already achieved its purpose. The use of advanced technologies is seen as a success in the project, users are satisfied, and the prospects for the future are excellent, as the vast majority of users are willing to participate in such projects in the future.

So far, almost half of the users (400) who were involved in the project have filled out the survey. When asked “What was the main motivation for entering the project?”, 43% of the respondents answered that there were financial savings and a reward. Other responses were fairly equally represented, among others the vast majority of users responded that they were most interested in supporting new technologies and projects, environmental awareness and consumption at their measurement site.

In the overall assessment of the project, MOVE THE CONSUMPTION, users have evaluated using a 5-point scale, the extent to which they agree with each statement. All average scores were higher than 4 indicating that the implementation of the project is set up user-friendly and is regarded as efficient.

According to the survey, as many as 97% of users would like to participate in future projects that would test new technologies and services. This is very encouraging news for the preparation of a new, more widespread adaptation project, which we will inform the public of it by the end of this year.

We thank all the users who participated in the project for their cooperation. The final results of the survey will be revealed at the end of the project.

About the project:
Advanced technologies enable simple and effective control over power consumption. This allows customers to enjoy the same comfort with lower electricity bills. Clients are the key players in this. Through participation in the project MOVE THE CONSUMPTION, customers have been able to save up at their electricity costs, while helping to operate the electricity network more efficiently in addition to their local environment.

The project is carried out in cooperation with Eles, as a system operator of the Slovenian transmission network, and the Japanese agency for advanced energy and industrial technologies NEDO. The introduction of the latest technological solutions will be provided by the Japanese company Hitachi and the Slovenian company Solvera Lynx, as well as other Slovenian companies, technology solutions providers and research organizations such as Elektroinštitut Milan Vidmar. Elektro Maribor, the contractor of the distribution network operator, plays a key role as a partner in the implementation of the project. In the local environment, TECES cooperates with LEA – Local Energy Agency of Spodnje Podravje.

The Slovenian-Japanese project, MOVE THE CONSUMPTION can enable more reliable electricity supply, while simultaneously providing an opportunity for the domestic industry and lower costs for the customers.

The project included households and small business customers who are connected to the distribution transformation station Breg (RTP Breg) in the municipalities of Starše, MO Ptuj – the fourth community of Breg – Turnišče, Cirkulane, Videm, Podlehnik, Žetale, Hajdina, Majšperk, Makole and Kidričevo who are already in the advanced measurement system.

The project MOVE THE CONSUMPTION is to be implemented starting from the 1st of December 2017 to the 30th of November 2018, and the results will be of great importance at the national level once the project is completed. We are proud to be a part of a great project.

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