Demand and Energy
Saving on your energy bill starts with an understanding of when and how your business consumes electricity. Managing demand and consumption is an important part of this equation.
Let’s start with the difference between kilowatt (kW) and kilovolt ampere (kVA).
Determining ways to reduce your energy use goes beyond knowing how much energy your business consumes each month.
A kilowatt hour (kWh), a kilowatt (kW) and kilovolt ampere (kVA) are all units of measurement, but they serve different purposes.
Understanding how your business uses power is essential to be more efficient and lowering your energy cost.
Your company or commercial institution could lower its demand by improving load factor.
NB Power has been upgrading to smart meters, which have a greater capacity for measuring demand.
Calculating your consumption depends on the style of meter you have.
The demand reading is shown directly on the display and the demand peak is reset each month.