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Pitfalls of Demand Management for the Domestic Electricity Consumer


On Monday, engineering consultant Mervyn Davies posted this article on WattClarity outlining the pitfalls of several different potential demand management schemes. In his article he contrasts and compares Time of Use Demand Tarriffs, Time of Use Energy Tariffs and Controlled Load Tariffs. Mervyn highlighted “Only switching actions, which genuinely shift customer load entirely away from periods of likely network maximum demand, contribute positively to network economics. Switching actions which merely smooth the customer’s load do not.”