Lower Demand Charge Case Study
A large manufacturer determines that reducing loads cannot lower demand charge. Why is that? Large manufacturers have maximum demand peaks of 3600 kW. Non-essential loads could not be found to reduce or eliminate their demand and reduce their energy costs.
How PredictEnergy® Analytics Helped
Helio Energy Solutions engineers conducted an energy assessment and developed a load profile using PredictEnergy® analytics. Through careful management and a variety of measures, a 34,000-kW upper limit can be met:
- Eliminating simultaneity
- Reduction of non-essential loads
- Use of variable speed motor drives
- Eliminating duplicate equipment loads
Alerts are then implemented to indicate when the load reaches 3100 kW so, actions can be taken limit maximum demand, thereby providing an annual savings of $40,000.
A detailed evaluation of your load with real-time monitoring can allow you to set and maintain demand limits and achieve significant cost savings.
PredictEnergy® helps drive down energy costs in what enterprises make, move or store. You can forecast energy project savings, verify results, as well as identify additional savings in your facility operations. Please contact us today if you would like to try PredictEnergy® for free!