Demand Management is the management of your electricity demand in order to decrease the variability of your electricity bill, so you can control your budgeting and expenses more easily.

Peak Shaving is the most common and effective way to save money, but you can actually make money using power generation equipment you already own.

Demand Response, when the electricity operator requests you reduce your electricity use, and you receive financial compensation for this reduction, is the simplest way.

There is also another Demand Response method when you sell electricity your equipment generates back to the electricity operator – actually making money off equipment you already own. Both of these options are available to certain businesses, but the most common is Peak Shaving.

In any business electricity usage goes up and down. A restaurant kitchen gets busy during dinner service, electricity use goes up. A hot day in summer, the air-conditioning runs non-stop, electricity use goes up. A big wedding at a function venue, electricity use goes up.

An electricity retailer calculates your tariff by averaging out the amount of electricity they think you’ll use over a year. They then set a price based on that average. But if you go over the amount of electricity that they think you’ll use, as based on your contract – a peak in your electricity usage – you will be charged at a much higher rate than your normal contract. Which can be many times the normal rate.

Often a medium to large business will have a backup electricity generator on premises to provide electricity to the organisation in case of a blackout or other disconnection from the mains grid. This generator can be used to generate electricity during times of high demand so the organisation doesn’t go over the contracted threshold that the electricity retailer has allowed for.

A Reliable Partner For Your Demand Response Project

In order to use your backup generator for Demand Management, (either for Peak Shaving, or for utility-side Demand Response programs.) your generator’s control system needs to be upgraded to the latest power control products. To make this upgrade as seamless as possible, and to have an industry leading control system installed, ComAp is the only choice.

ComAp’s team of designers, engineers and consultants can work with your business to analyse your electricity usage to find the best solution for your power generation requirements. They can design and install a control system to modify your generator for use in Demand Management and peak shaving.

ComAp’s Demand Management team is based in Adelaide, Australia and are ready to deliver a system that is both cost effective and suitable for the requirements of your organisation.

With offices located around Australia, their team of designers, engineers and installers ensure that your upgrade will be installed quickly and efficiently so you can begin benefitting from Demand Management and peak shaving sooner.

ComAp Australia has been in operation since 1991, and has grown to be the largest of ComAp’s 10 global subsidiaries. ComAp Australia’s team has many years of experience in the power generation industry, and their dedicated Demand Management division will ensure that you end up with the perfect solution for your demand management operation.

Get advice from the Demand Management experts at ComAp today.

Marie Pavlik

P: 0448 013 924

Paul Dunn

P: 0437 608 604