Peak shaving with a generator is a technique that reduces the amount of energy purchased from your electricity company during peak demand hours.
Peak demand hours in the UK fall between 4 pm and 7 pm, this is when electricity prices are highest. The UK uses this pricing method to encourage customers to switch off or use less electricity during these hours.
But what if switching off is not an option?
Most businesses operate during these hours. Depending on the size of a business and the amount of energy required, this system of peak charging could cost thousands of pounds a year.
If this is the case for your company, peak shaving using generators could be the perfect solution to save you thousands.
Using this method you switch too generator power during high demand times to avoid these peak prices.
Peak shaving with generators typically has a return on investment in 3-5 years and since generators typically last 15-20 years, your reduction in energy costs can mean 10+ years of savings.
An added benefit means your company will now have reserve power in case of a blackout, so you can be sure productivity won’t be affected even in an emergency.
There are several factors to consider when planning to switch to a peak shaving energy solution. This includes installation cost, equipment cost, coordination, and planning.
At Genovate we offer full turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction services to our clients. We will even help you to carry out a financial analysis of the effects of peak shaving on your business to help you determine if it is the right solution for you.
For more information on how you can get started with peak shaving, contact us today.
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