Tag: peak demand

Peak demand is used to refer to a historically high point in the sales record of a particular product. In terms of energy use, peak demand describes a period of simultaneous, strong consumer demand or a period of highest demand in a billing period.

Backup Power Generators for Critical Applications

Backup Power Generators for Critical Applications

Greg Sala, general sales manager for the East region of Cummins Sales and Service, says there is a saying they have at the Cummins offices: “No one wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I want to buy a generator.'” But when facility owners and operators experience a power outage

Innovations in Smart Window Coverings

Innovations in Smart Window Coverings

Prior to the fourth century A.D., windows were typically holes in walls, usually covered with animal hides, cloth, wood, or shutters. In some places, translucent animal horns, thin slices of marble, or even paper were set in frameworks of wood, iron, or lead.

Project Profile: Enhancing Safety and Realiability

Project Profile: Enhancing Safety and Realiability

Since 1926, Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) has delivered low-cost electricity with customer service ratings that are among the best. Today, IPL ranks in the top 10% nationally in reliability and is part of AES Corporation, one of the largest global power companies committed to operational excellence to meet

Prevention Pays Off

Prevention Pays Off

Greg Sala, general sales manager for the East region of Cummins Sales and Service, says there is a saying they have at the Cummins offices: “No one wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I want to buy a generator.'” But when facility owners and operators experience a power outage

Glass: A Clear Solution

Glass: A Clear Solution

Prior to the fourth century A.D., windows were typically holes in walls, usually covered with animal hides, cloth, wood, or shutters. In some places, translucent animal horns, thin slices of marble, or even paper were set in frameworks of wood, iron, or lead.

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

Energy Storage Integration

Energy Storage Integration

THE INLAND EMPIRE UTILITIES AGENCY (IEUA/Agency) is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale distributor of imported water. The Agency is responsible for serving approximately 875,000 people over 242 square miles in western San Bernardino County, which is located about 30 miles east of Los Angeles in southern California.

Straight to the Source

Straight to the Source

Leak detection is one of the highest priorities of any water distribution system operator. Leaks are the result of structural failures to the containment integrity of a water supply system’s distribution pipe network. These failures can occur anywhere in the pipe system but mostly occur at pipe joints and fittings.

Considerations for Planning an LED Lighting Retrofit

Considerations for Planning an LED Lighting Retrofit

Lighting can be an easy route to cost and energy savings. Reducing the amount of wattage used correspondingly reduces your utility bill. Maintenance costs can also be decreased with the installation of efficient lighting.

“Retrofits come and go with the cost of energy,” observes Bill O’Connell, technical sales manager for Ledvance

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

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