npower is advising large energy users to start planning their winter energy management strategy now to ensure they are well prepared to take control of their energy costs.
One key step businesses can take is to put systems in place to better manage Triads and the transmission fees that result from them.
Each year, three half-hour periods of peak energy demand, known as Triads, are called by the National Grid, and the demand in these periods is used to set transmission fees (TNUoS), which can be part of your energy bill. Triads fall between November and February, usually between 5-6pm during cold weather spells, when industrial demand coincides with the high domestic tea-time period.
However, businesses that have TNUoS as a pass-through charge on their bill can actively manage their consumption, and therefore their costs, during these times as part of an energy management strategy. npower offers a Triad warning service for customers, issuing a prediction of when a Triad period is likely to occur a day in advance so that businesses can make an informed choice on how to manage their consumption and reduce the impact of National Grid fees. Businesses can estimate how much they could save by responding to Triad warnings using npower’s free Triad savings calculator tool at http://bit.ly/TriadCalculator.
For more information on npower’s Triad warning service and how your organisation can save money visit http://www.npower.com/triad