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Are ICPT rates hike affecting you?
Many people assume that Malaysia’s electricity tariff was set by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). However, it was determined by our Malaysian Government through the Energy Commission (EC) via a mechanism called Incentive Based Regulation (IBR) framework introduced on 1 January 2014. The framework was implemented to ensures Malaysians have access to reliable and affordable electricity. [...]
Is Nuclear Energy our Future Energy?
With the world's population expected to grow by more than a billion people by 2030, global energy consumption is projected to increase significantly. By 2030, it is estimated that the total global final energy consumption will increase by 15% from 2020 levels. This growth in demand for energy is likely to continue and could even [...]
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 half an hour interval, for a complete month. Utility companies all over the [...]
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 CLC, other consumers have to also pay for the unnecessary higher cost of electricity due [...]
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 controlling the demand is not to exceed the contracted maximum demand limit. [...]
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 -1 to 1. Apparent power is the product of [...]
Electrical Safety For Safe Workers
Electrical Safety Training For Safe Workers Safety in the workplace must always be a the primary consideration for employer and employees alike. Electrical safety training is critical. It is specially of great consequence for those who set up and repair electrical resources because electricity is inherently dangerous. Nobody can restore a employee or cherished family [...]