Demand Side Response
Demands over Half Hours are an integral and costly element of the electricity bill.
The distribution companies pass on significant costs to consumers via Supply Capacity, Maximum
Demand and Triad elements to recoup generation and infrastructure investments, with higher
Eco Warrior can help identify when these incidents occur, the reasons for the demands and set
targets and alarms to minimise costs. Our on-site system provides second-by-second monitoring,
calculating present usage and demands and comparisons against
Triad Avoidance is a continuous reference between on-site
demand versus national forecast demand. As Triad periods are
announced at the end of the season (winter), multiple alarms are
generated over the period whilst only 3 of these will be finally
selected. Hence a well thought out strategy to react to a level of
alarm can be planned using the comprehensive analysis of past
data, including our time-shift and forecasting features.
Official Triad forecasts and current grid demands are available to
corroborate alarm forecasting. With data being shred between
multiple users on-site, then a strategy allowing realtime decisions
and reactions can be actioned and modified as circumstances dictate.
Demand Management aims to reduce the highest demands, resulting in a ‘flatter’ profile and
monthly savings on Maximum Demand charges. Effort to identify the loads that create the demand
charge often result in non-essential loads being held-off for short periods whilst maintaining
essential loads for operations and/or production.
Supply Capacity Reductions can often accrue from demand management or may be essential if
restrictions are expected. As Supply Capacity charges are incurred every month for, typically, 5
years minimum, a reduction can amount to 60 times the monthly figure. Conversely, excess demand
can incur a penalty of several times the nominal charge.
Supply Capacity Restrictions may result from constraints of the local network due to increased
demand of other users or flows of renewable energy
through the distribution system. Increased capacity to users
cannot be guaranteed and, as more users join the Half
Hourly charging system then reserved capacity increases
and spare capacity will become more restricted.
Eco Warrior has several features to help analyse past
performance and to forecast future targets and
generate warnings for corrective action. By
identifying and analysing the profiles of essential and
non-essential loads, the effects of delaying and
shifting loads can be individually and collectively
assessed and costed.Accurate targets are created and
performance can be monitored and modified to
produce the best operation versus cost combination.
ECO Tools Additional Features
Upon entering the initial page of Eco
Tools, a summary of the selected period,
meters and data is clearly displayed
together with over 8 separate analysis
elements. Data can be displayed as
energy, volume, cost and carbon or it can
be customised to suit. These features
allow the manager and team or tenant to
see an overview of usage or drill down to
identify the exact point of interest.
Energy and cost can be displayed per
meter on a day, week and monthly basis
per half hour (the shortest recording
element of the utilities). Individual targets
can be created (part of the system) and
overlayed to easily identify exceptions.
A complete section allows the user to
analyse the highest, lowest and average
usage for any day, period, month and
season. Further analysis and reports are
available for totals, months, years and
The data collector can be accessed and
interrogated for usage in realtime. Upto 8
meter profiles can be selected to be
displayed with updates every minute if
directly connected to the meter or as data
is received via a non-direct route e.g. via