‘When a business stops drawing just 1 megawatt of power from the grid, 300 homes can maintain power.’
Reducing electricity consumption for just twelve hours when asked, can earn you money and meet environmental goals.
Electricity cannot be stored economically, so at every instant in time, supply must equal demand. During times of peak demand the equation can be balanced by generating more electricity or reducing electricity consumption. The capacity charge associated with your site is set during the four highest demand days between December and March each year. The capacity charge gives and indication of your true contribution to peak demand.
Amanda Energy proactively monitors and predicts peak demand so our customers are in the best position to reduce their capacity charges. Amanda pays participants in the program for their performance over the previous hot season.
By voluntarily lowering your demand for electricity, your businesses helps to stabilize the grid, and you are paid for providing this important service.
Qualifications to join the Peak Shaving Program:
- Electricity supply from the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).
- Contestable customer signed to Amanda Energy for electricity supply.
- Ability to reduce grid electricity demand occasionally.