Many Ontario electricity customers have switched the method by which they are being billed for the Global Adjustment. This occurred when the government expanded the size of customers who could switch to Class A – billing based on a customer’s hourly demands during the top five electricity system peak demand hours - vs Class B – being billed based on electricity consumption. Most customers who switched to Class A billing are saving money this year.
Demand Response and Demand Side Management are terms used by electric utilities to describe programs developed to influence the electricity usage patterns of customers. Many people get confused by these two terms. However, don’t be concerned. Tom Peters, co-author of the best-selling business book “In Search of Excellence” says “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.” What is Demand [...]
An energy audit is the key to a systematic approach to decision-making in the area of energy management. The primary function of an energy audit is to identify all of the energy streams in a facility in order to balance total energy input with energy use. The four main objectives of an energy audit are as follows: To establish an [...]
Goal-setting has become a part of everyday life, linked with the terms achievable, reasonable, measureable and realistic. Goals provide observable and measurable results to be achieved within a specific timeframe. They help everyone in an organization clearly understand the direction of the organization and how they can contribute to meeting business objectives. Without a common understanding of your final goals, [...]