The purpose of the Open Government Lab is to establish the platform for Open Government which maintains cost- effective and high mobility. And the purpose of the electricity saving portal site is to support the 15% electricity saving in each household and enterprises within TEPCO and Tohoku EPCP areas through its contents.
Considering raise the consciousness of the public agencies about the importance of open government, we established the website to centralized information regarding open government including accumulated know-how and contact information. At the same time, we encourage the use of the website by putting its banner in website of other public agencies.
To promote continuous electricity saving activities, we strongly considered “setsuden.go.jp” should be the participatory website. We, therefore, provide “electricity saving idea box” to share ideas for electricity saving for the front page. From among the opinions received through the electricity saving idea box, outstanding ideas and ideas applicable to ordinary people is selected and introduced as electricity saving ideas.
The site for households in “setsuden.go.jp” provides information about the actual situation of each hold based on the data provided by TEPCO. Registering the “Declaration of household electricity saving”, participants and achievers receive special prizes, and more than 60 companies have already expressed their agreement with the objective of their system and co-sponsorship for participation prizes and achievement prizes. The website provides group function which enables a group to have a common goal to achieve. In the “Declaration of household electricity saving”, the contents mentioned above are incorporated so that each household can have fun conducting electricity saving on a continuous basis.
As electricity saving measures for this summer, we asked business consumers (with contracts of 500kw of less electricity) to voluntarily formulate electricity saving plans. We announced the electricity saving plans, which are formulated and registered by enterprises, and announce actions taken by each enterprise, on the site for business in “setsuden.go.jp”
The enterprises, who formulate, register and publish their electricity saving plans, can download the “electricity saving declaration sticker” and “electricity saving declaration poster” from the site and can post the sticker/poster in their stores,etc. In this way, “setsuden.go.jp” provides various contents to raise the consciousness of people about electricity saving activities.
In addition, we encouraged the development and marketing of applications which contribute to electricity saving based on the electricity-related data provided from electric utility operators. Providing API about the supply- demand balance data provided by TEPCO, “Smart phone application award 2011 for electricity saving” was implemented with the aim of supporting software developers, who are interested in creating ever-more popular application contents related to electricity saving, widely promoting electricity saving applications to public smart phone and tablet users and raising consciousness on electricity saving. By visualizing the electricity saving actions of the people in real time, we aimed at promoting continuous electricity saving activities.