TUESDAY 31 JULY, 2012 |
Victorian Electricity Consumption Survey Participant Request
Solar and non-solar households in Victoria are invited to participate in an
online survey regarding residential electricity consumption in Victorian homes.
The Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd (MEFL) is seeking Victorian households to complete
, which it says takes around 10-15 minutes to complete.
MEFL suggests participants have a recent electricity bill handy while completing
The main aim of the study is to gauge the impact of installing solar
on total electricity consumption and changes in the
electricity load profile in Victorian homes in recent years.
"For this project we will be surveying and collecting electricity billing data for houses both with and without a solar electricity system
connected," states the survey FAQ.
"Gathering data for both these groups will then allow us to compare electricity consumption between them and draw conclusions about residential electricity
All Victorians are invited to participate, with the only conditions being
respondents must have lived in their current home for at least 2 years and their
home must be connected to the mains grid.
Solar households are asked to have system installation documents handy as they
will be asked a few questions about the system.
Prospective participants should note that for the purposes of the study, MEFL
will need to collect personal household information and billing data provided by
their electricity retailer/s. MEFL guarantees any personal data provided as part of the research will not be published or shared
The research has been commissioned by the Clean Energy Council, Sustainability Victoria, the Department of Sustainability and
Environment and the Department of Planning and Community Development. MEFL is a non-profit organisation committed to facilitating community action on greenhouse gas emissions.
The outcomes from the research will be used to inform energy policy in the future.
will be open for the next four to six weeks.
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