Demand charges and Global Adjustment (GA) charges for large energy users (Class A or 500kW+) can make up over 70% of their electrical bill. Demand refers to the peak kW’s required to operate your facility which is also used to calculate your portion of the Global Adjustment. By reducing peaks, you can lower your monthly costs significantly.
While some loads can be retrofitted to reduce consumption (eg. lighting, HVAC, etc.) others like production equipment cannot be so easily addressed. In those cases, peak busting or demand reduction technologies are the answer. Daisy Energy, along with our partner AVL Manufacturing, can help to lower your Global Adjustment charges with the ECO-H hybrid energy storage system (ESS). Developed in Canada, this technology allows facilities to save hundreds of thousands of dollars each month in GA charges by flattening their peaks. The Hybrid ESS eliminates the need for a Connection Impact Assessment (CIA) as it is able to disconnect from the grid in nanoseconds and operate as an independent microgrid for as long as the peak period lasts. The proprietary software that allows for this also allows for integrating solar PV for even more savings.
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