Demand Charge – Part 3: Besides Solar, What are my Choices for Reducing Demand Charge?

By Chris Hart, Manager of Engineering & Analytics This is the final part in a three-part series on Demand Charges. In the first installment, we covered the basics of “demand” and “demand charge” concepts in an electric rate structure. In the next section, we addressed how solar a generation system can be used to reduce […]

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Demand Charge – Part 2: How can Solar Reduce Demand Charge?

By Chris Hart, Manager of Engineering & Analytics This is the second part in a three-part series on Demand Charges. In the first installment, we covered the basics of demand and demand charge. This time we’ll address how solar can (in theory) be used to reduce the demand charge portion of your electric bill. We’ll […]

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Demand Charge – Part 1: Understanding Demand Charges

By Chris Hart, Manager of Engineering & Analytics More and more often in solar conversations, the topic of demand charge arises, but there’s still confusion about the subject. Over the next several weeks, Alta Energy will run a blog series designed to help you better understand the intricacies of demand charges, how a solar system […]

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