global adjustment

10 06, 2020

Why Global Adjustment avoidance assets may turn into stranded assets and how to avoid this

By |2020-06-09T17:00:28-04:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Energy management|Tags: , |0 Comments

Companies that buy new equipment to avoid Global Adjustment charges face risk of having stranded assets. Business case for investments in GA avoidance equipment - generators and batteries - relies on current GA model, which resulted from a political decision. GA regime is based on politics, which are reliably unreliable As we all know, [...]

15 05, 2019

Is Ontario GA a blessing or a curse?

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Energy management|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]

26 03, 2019

To generate or not to generate – a multi-million dollar question

By |2020-07-08T10:00:30-04:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In the view of growing electricity prices and time-sensitive tariffs numerous vendors around offer on-site electricity generation and storage. Should your company do it? Are you in business of electricity generation? Prior to going into technical and financial details of different power generation solutions, I suggest you ask yourself a strategic question: Are you [...]

1 08, 2018

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

By |2020-06-03T10:33:18-04:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy management, Profitability|Tags: , |3 Comments

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 [...]

27 07, 2018

Fighting Global Adjustment with batteries and mathematics

By |2018-07-27T10:13:50-04:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Energy management, Profitability|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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 [...]

8 02, 2018

What is kWh worth at your plant?

By |2018-02-09T12:50:43-04:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management, Energy management education, Profitability|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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