Peak Demand Management
What is Demand Usage?
- kva charge
- kWh charge (not kW)
- demand charge
- demand usage
The demand charges many times exceed 50% of their total electric bill. This makes “Load Shedding” very attractive to reduce companies operating costs.
How Does Load Shedding Work?
In order to reduce demand peaks in a facility, the Maximum Demand Controllermonitors the main utility meter in the facility and by measuring every 5 minutes the demand usage, the DemandMiser will perform automatic load shedding when it notices a demand peak is coming. Shown below are example loads that would be connected for demand control:
- Fan Motors (with variable speed systems)
- Electric Heaters
- Air Conditioners & Others
Demand Usage Reporting
Advanced reports show the demand usage and loads being shed for each location. If you would like to reduce load shedding, you can automatically adjust the threshold until you are comfortable with the values. Graphing capabilities provide information such as daily, monthly, yearly demand usage and can be easy glanced over using various line chart, bar, or pie. The DemandMiser provides a graph that compares demand usage by location, size,operation, hours etc. A demand usage profile of one facility can be compared with another. This data can be used to negotiate contracts for energy usage and to reward facilities that have reduced their overall energy usage.
Notification & Alerts!
Alerts and notifications can be configured to notify what loads were shed and period of time and current peak demand that can be easily compared to previous demand peaks.
Automatic Load Adjustment
The web interface is easy to use for setup and load shedding configuration. Custom load limits can be set for each month providing more control. The demand controller has an algorithm that automatically increases the load limit if more energy is needed for the building eliminating excessive demand shedding.
Access Multiple Locations
The DemandMiser Maximum Demand Controller is the only system on the market that can remotely connect to other locations that have Demand Controllers installed. For companies that have multiple locations, energy managers can easily view data and configure systems from a single location via the web interface.
Easy Integration & Demand Response
The system easily integrates with facilities that use power monitoring meters. The DemandMiser can be provided with a digital kW / kWh transducer. The Maximum Demand Controller accepts a pulse input that will read the main meter energy usage. Load shedding outputs can interface with the existing building management system using dry contact or 24VDC relays. The Maximum Demand Controller integrates with utility demand response programs allowing each demand controller to initiate immediate load shedding to reduce the load on the power grid.