Performance indicators of retail offices of IDGC of Centre in February-March 2013 compared to the same period last year showed an increase.
The billing volume for electricity supply agreements amounted to 4.3 billion rubles and grew up against the same period of 2012 by 7%, while the achieved reduction of electricity losses in relation to the fact of the previous year is 16.3 million kWh or 0.5%.
This was made possible thanks to an early (within the first two weeks of the «takeover») and well-organized campaign to read metering devices for all categories of consumers. Totally for the three regions since the «takeover of the retail functions» 228 thousand meter readings have been taken from individuals and 105.4 thousand from legal entities. 12.7 thousand electricity meters of consumers have been checked. The audits identified 503 cases of non-compliance of electrical energy measuring devices, their installation and connection wiring requirements with normative and legal acts of the Russian Federation, and warnings were issued to consumers on it. In addition, each month we calculate the energy balance (for
The activities conducted with end customers have allowed to reduce the debt to retail companies, deprived of the status of a supplier of last resort in the regions by 25%.
«Even for such a short period, the company has been able to show that grid operators can effectively conduct retail business,» underlines General Director of IDGC of Centre Oleg Isaev. «IDGC of Centre not only clearly complies with the terms of payment in the wholesale market, but has also put in order the payment discipline with consumers.
The payment discipline has also been improved with the systematic work to provide enhanced customer service. Through the process of «unification» of customer service centres of IDGC of Centre and former power retail companies «single window» services have been created in which the customer can not only pay the bill for electricity, but also apply for grid connection, order installation of the meter etc. Currently 63 Customer Service Centres are already working according to the «single window» principle in the Kursk region. In the near future all 68 united Customer Service Centres of Bryanskenergo and 54 Customer Service Centres of Orelenergo will work according to the «single window» principle.
The functions of a supplier of last resort in the Bryansk, Orel and Kursk regions were transferred to IDGC of Centre February 1, 2013.