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Is Ontario GA a blessing or a curse?

Should global adjustment (GA) exist or should it not? This is billion-dollar question.  Leaving methods of calculation aside, I think GA is the best option Ontario ratepayers can have given our market realities. Here are the conditions that form Ontario electricity market: Demand varies through the day, week and year.Power generation technologies have different fixed, variable [...]

By | 2019-05-15T08:35:40-05:00 May 15th, 2019|Categories: Energy management|Tags: , |0 Comments

Options to reduce Global Adjustment for Class A: natural gas generator, batteries and mathematics, curtailing

What’s the best way to fight global adjustment cost? Omitting numerous details, three options are available: behind the meter generation, batteries and curtailing. Below is a quick comparison of pros, cons and risks of these solutions. Natural gas generators – switch to own source of power during peak hours Vendor promise Install a behind the meter [...]

Fighting Global Adjustment with batteries and mathematics

At a recent energy conference and tradeshow, #ESX2108, among other interesting presentations, one caught my attention - a serious approach offered by Peak Power Inc to reducing Global Adjustment charges by switching demand during peak hours to huge batteries. They consider peak chasing a mathematical game, and rightly so. Peak Power uses big data and machine learning to [...]

By | 2018-07-27T10:13:50-05:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: Energy management, Profitability|Tags: , , |1 Comment

What is kWh worth at your plant?

A trivial question, which does not have a simple answer without the context. Consider a plant that in the last month used 1,000,000 kWh to produce 10,000 units and paid $15,000 for electricity. Does kWh cost $0.15? Is energy cost per unit $1.5? Yes, No and Maybe. Cost or value of a kWh depends on [...]