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KVA Management

The Available Supply Capacity (ASC) refers to the amount of electricity that the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) is required to make available for your site. Essentially, it is the maximum electricity you can draw from the grid at any one moment.

WHAT DOES AVAILABLE SUPPLY CAPACITY MEAN?

Available Supply Capacity is measured in Kilo Volt Amperes (kVa), and for half-hourly metered sites is charged on a monthly basis as a standing charge. Any site with a requirement of 100 kVa should be half-hourly metered.

REDUCING YOUR AVAILABLE SUPPLY CAPACITY

Distribution costs make up between 25-30% of overall electricity costs. They are often pass through costs invoiced by your Electricity Supplier and depend on the location and size of the site as well as the Available Supply Capacity.

Sometimes when you move into a site, you may be paying for more capacity than you need as this is what was agreed with the previous tenant.
With Capacity Matching Projects from TED, ensuring the electricity connection arrangements with your distributor are appropriate for your requirements can result in significant cost savings.

Questions about KVA Management?

What is KVA management?

KVA management is reducing the required amount of KVA or increasing the amount required for your business.

Why does KVA management protect your business?

Sometimes when you move into a site, you may be paying for more capacity than you need as a result of what was agreed with the previous tenant.

Does my business need to increase its available supply capacity?

Companies often make the mistake of purchasing new machinery or equipment without ensuring they have enough available capacity to cover it.

INCREASING YOUR AVAILABLE SUPPLY CAPACITY

On the other side of the coin is the need to increase your kVa. Companies often make the mistake of purchasing new machinery or equipment without ensuring they have enough available capacity to cover it. Commonly this happens with new air conditioning systems, or factory machinery.

If you significantly increase the amount of power you draw from the grid you should always make sure your kVa allowance has been arranged in advance with your network operator; or you will most likely be charged excess capacity charges by your DNO.

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2014-08-18T14:05:09+00:00
The Energy Desk