Calculating your maximum demand

Calculating your maximum demand

What is Maximum Demand and why do Utility companies all around the world charge this Maximum Electrical Demand?  Maximum demand refers to the peak or highest electrical power required or demanded, by the Consumer.  It is measured over a fixed time period, usually in...
Connected Load Charge

Connected Load Charge

Connected Load Charge (CLC) Connected Load Charge is a mitigating tool to discourage consumers from over declaring their load requirement. Over declaration will lead to over plant usage and associated waste of resources allied to increases in reserve margin. Without...
Maximum Demand

Maximum Demand

Maximum Demand Introduction What is Maximum Demand? Maximum Demand is calculated and billed by a kW demand meter, which records the highest kW value consumed in one 15 minute period, over a monthly billing cycle. How to control Maximum Demand? The purpose of...
Power Factor Considerations

Power Factor Considerations

Power Factor Considerations In electrical engineering, the power factor of an AC electrical power system is defined as being, the ratio of the real power flowing to the load to the apparent power in the circuit, and is a dimensionless number in the closed interval of...