Leen Peeters from Th!nk-E explains what has happened in Oud-Heverlee since last December.
What have been the updates in Osimo/Oud-Heverlee since last December?
Meters have been installed and people have been invited to an event to explain the concepts that will be rolled out as of September. The event included a visit to a wind turbine in the morning and a barbeque in the evening, with games and interactions to get them acquainted with concept of energy and power.
What do you think are the most important results since last December?
The installation of the metering has been finalized. Also, the installers went to check on the different locations for the heat pumps and electric boilers. The preparatory work started to initiate installations, but these are now delayed due to the lock down. The platform to exchange energy is finalized and we are ready to launch a meeting to explain how it works.
What do you think are the most important results on your work since then?
We were ready to be fully operational in May, but will have to wait a bit. The platform with exchange was a major aspect, as it would enable to see the social impact of tariff settings: what value ensures people change their behaviour?
What were the main challenges and how did you overcome them?
The main challenge is the international pandemic… we just have to wait for it to be over…