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Peak Lopping

Avoid being charged a premium or asked to lower power consumption during peak production

Hiring a temporary power plant during times when peak production is high to augment the existing power supply is an option industrial companies can choose to take. There are also times when utility companies set ceiling caps for electricity consumption or when they charge you extra during peak hours. It is then more economical to hire a temporary power plant to ensure production is continuous.

In your peak production month, the utility company tells you: “lower your power consumption or you will pay a hefty penalty!” Will you sacrifice opportunity? We can provide a load lopping solution that will continue your production without paying a penalty.

Reasons to hire a temporary power plant:
  • Industrial companies have the option to hire a temporary power plant when power demand is high during peak production if the permanent utility power provider could not supply extra power
  • When utility companies set a ceiling cap for electricity consumption but you require more power
  • If utility increases its tariff rate during peak hours and it is more economical to run an alternative power source
  • If the company incurs monetary losses due to stiff penalties imposed by utility companies for over consumption of electricity

Peak lopping is used to describe how utility companies lop or cut off electricity when a consumer reaches the peak of consumption. This affects domestic and industrial users. However, the latter is affected more. Industries are penalized when they exceed a certain cap by being charged extra. For example:

Factory A uses the same amount of power as Factory B. The difference is that Factory A uses in two days what Factory B uses in a month. Therefore, Factory A will pay more because they will require more energy in those two days and the utility company has to get pricier, higher capacity equipment to be able to supply the needed power.

Some resort to reduce peak demand just to avoid production delays. A factory can choose to shut down parts of the complex when consumption is high. The downside associated with peak lopping can be prevented by hiring temporary power plants. It is more cost-effective than upgrading the existing system and the long-term benefits are immeasurable in terms of the impact on the day to day activities of the domestic and industrial sectors.