A peak demand charge is a fee an electric utility charges commercial and industrial customers who consume large amounts of power.
Usually, the typical method of curtailing these additional fees of peak demand is to encourage the consumers to use less energy during peak hours, or to move the time of energy use to off-peak times such as nighttime and weekends.
Some customers need large amounts of electricity once in a while – others, almost constantly.
ECO-H’s peak demand management does not decrease total energy consumption, but could be expected to reduce the need for investments in networks and/or power plants for meeting peak demands.
ECO-H’s energy storage systems are sized with enough capacity to run the facilities peak load for a period of time. It charges these batteries during times when demand on the electric grid is low, so as not to incur any demand charges. Additional cost savings can be realized with the use of renewable energy sources to charge the batteries, such as solar.
Combined with ECO-H intelligent energy management software the facilities load is constantly monitors the company’s energy use and can identify when it is approaching a peak demand period. As the peak nears, it has the intelligence required to shut off electric utility power and instead use the stored energy within ECO-H systems.
Such solution enables facilities to avoid high utility energy consumption and avoid excessive demand charges.
PEAK DEMAND MANAGEMENT WITH ECO-H ENERGY STORAGE
PEAK DEMAND MANAGEMENT WITHOUT ECO-H ENERGY STORAGE