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Basic Rates Presentation V5

  1. 1. “ Helping Customers Discover Energy Solutions” Keys to Energy Management
  2. 2. Keys to Energy Management <ul><li>Know how much energy is used </li></ul><ul><li>Know when energy is used </li></ul><ul><li>Know where energy is used </li></ul><ul><li>Know the electricity rate schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Practice simple energy management techniques </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  3. 4. Terminology <ul><li>Voltage – Volts (V) </li></ul><ul><li>Current – Amps (A) </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance – Ohms (R) </li></ul><ul><li>Power – Watts (W) </li></ul><ul><li>Ohms Law </li></ul><ul><li>kW – kilowatt </li></ul><ul><li>kWh – kilowatt hour </li></ul><ul><li>Power Factor </li></ul><ul><li>Load Factor </li></ul><ul><li>kVA – kilovolt ampere </li></ul><ul><li>rkVA – reactive kilovolt ampere </li></ul><ul><li>CDD – Cooling Degree Day </li></ul><ul><li>HDD – Heating Degree Day </li></ul><ul><li>On-Peak Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Peak Hours </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  4. 5. Power P (watts) = V (volts) x A (amps) A (amps) = P (watts) / V (volts) www.eDiscoveri.com
  5. 6. KW <ul><li>W (watt) x 1,000 = KW (kilowatt) </li></ul><ul><li>Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Rate at which energy is used </li></ul><ul><li>W = V x A </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  6. 7. KWH <ul><li>KW (kilowatt) x Time (hours) = KWH (kilowatt – hour) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy consumed during a period of time </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  7. 8. Distribution <ul><li>Typical voltage: 13.2 kV, 34.5 kV </li></ul><ul><li>Overhead vs. Underground </li></ul><ul><li>Right of Way/Easements </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Trimming </li></ul><ul><li>Storms </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle Accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  8. 9. Service Types <ul><li>Overhead </li></ul><ul><li>Underground </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  9. 11. Metering <ul><li>Electric Meter, or Watt-hour Meter, an instrument that measures the amount of electric energy used by a consumer. </li></ul><ul><li>The meter is calibrated in kilowatt-hours. </li></ul><ul><li>One kilowatt-hour is the amount of electric energy required to provide 1,000 watts of power for a period of one hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Ten 100-watt light bulbs left on for one hour consume one kilowatt-hour of electric energy. </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  10. 12. Analog Meters <ul><li>Five dials </li></ul><ul><li>The basic unit of measure of electric power is the watt. </li></ul><ul><li>One thousand watts are called a kilowatt. </li></ul><ul><li>If you use one thousand watts of power in one hour you have used a kilowatt-hour (kWh). </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  11. 13. Digital Meters <ul><li>Digital readout </li></ul><ul><li>Meter automatically scrolls through several different displays. </li></ul><ul><li>Each display remains on screen for three to five seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>These displays will show your kilowatt-hour usage, date and time and other network and diagnostic information </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  12. 14. Metering <ul><li>Meter Reading Schedule – 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Meter Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Closures </li></ul><ul><li>Interval Data Recorder (IDR) </li></ul><ul><li>Half-hour interval data </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  13. 16. Demand www.eDiscoveri.com
  14. 17. Electric Bill Components <ul><li>Billing Determinants </li></ul><ul><li>Rate Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Billing Period Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Billing Days </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Peak Usage (kWh) </li></ul><ul><li>On-Peak Usage (kWh) </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution Demand (kW) </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Peak Demand (kW) </li></ul><ul><li>On-Peak Demand (kW) </li></ul><ul><li>rKVA </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  15. 18. Electric Bill Components <ul><li>Bill Details </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Details </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Customer Charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rKVA Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rider C1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rider C2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electricity Supply Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-Peak Demand Charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-Peak Demand Charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjustment Charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-Peak Energy Charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-Peak Energy Charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rider R </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rider S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rider T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rider BRC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meter Behind Transformer </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  16. 19. Electric Bill Components <ul><li>Bill Details </li></ul><ul><li>Sales and Use Surcharge </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution Facilities Charge </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission Facilities Charge </li></ul><ul><li>State/Local Consumption Tax </li></ul><ul><li>Local Utility Tax </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  17. 21. Dominion Virginia Power Jurisdictional Rates - GS-1, 2, 2T, 3 & 4 <ul><li>GS-1 – 30 kW or less </li></ul><ul><li>GS-2 – 30 kW – 500 kW </li></ul><ul><li>GS-2T – 30 kW – 500 kW Time of Usage </li></ul><ul><li>GS-3 – 500 kW or greater. Secondary Voltage </li></ul><ul><li>GS-4 – 500 kW or greater. Primary Voltage </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  18. 22. Dominion Virginia Power Special Tariffs <ul><li>Schedule 6TS – Thermal Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule 10 – Large General Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable Pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar year divided into “A”, “B” and “C” days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A” days most expensive. Maximum of 28 “A” days in any calendar year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ B” days mid range </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ C” days least expensive. Minimum of 60 “C” days in any calendar year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Day classification found at +1 800 446 4877 </li></ul></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  19. 23. Dominion Virginia Power Riders <ul><li>Rider A – Fuel Charge Rider </li></ul><ul><li>Rider BRC – Base Rate Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Rider C1 – Peak-Shaving </li></ul><ul><li>Rider C2 – Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Rider R – Bear Garden Generating Station </li></ul><ul><li>Rider S – Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Rider T – Transmission </li></ul><ul><li>Sales and Use Surcharge </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  20. 24. Dominion Virginia Power Tax <ul><li>Consumption Tax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax on the consumers of electricity in the Commonwealth based on kilowatt hours delivered by the incumbent distribution utility and used per month </li></ul></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  21. 25. VEPGA Rates <ul><li>Local Virginia governments, through the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association (VEPGA), negotiate their own electric rates </li></ul><ul><li>Members list </li></ul><ul><li>Rates </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  22. 26. Commonwealth of Virginia Rates <ul><li>Schedule 5VA – Small General Service </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule 6VA – Large General Service </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Factor Rider A </li></ul><ul><li>Rider R </li></ul><ul><li>Rider S </li></ul><ul><li>Rider T </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Rider BRC </li></ul><ul><li>Sales and Use Tax Surcharge </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  23. 28. Keys to Energy Management <ul><li>Know how much energy is used </li></ul><ul><li>Know when energy is used </li></ul><ul><li>Know where energy is used </li></ul><ul><li>Know the cost of electricity & rate schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Practice simple energy management techniques </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  24. 29. Energy Management Program <ul><li>Organize Energy Team </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Baseline of Energy Consumption and Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Walk Thru Energy Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Relationship With Electric Utility </li></ul><ul><li>Review Agreements Between Customer and Electric Utility </li></ul><ul><li>Review Electric Bills to Confirm Proper Rate Selection </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  25. 30. Practical Strategies for Energy Savings <ul><li>Shift usage to off-peak periods </li></ul><ul><li>Use start time and stop time optimization to minimize consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Review daily demand graphs for opportunities to peak shave or shift load </li></ul><ul><li>Determine cost benefit of installing more efficient lighting and motors </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  26. 32. Opportunities <ul><li>Energy Baseline – EnergyCAP Express </li></ul><ul><li>Demand Response – Energy Curtailment Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Account Totalization </li></ul><ul><li>Contract – Contract Minimum Demand and Facilities Charge Adjustment </li></ul><ul><li>Utility Rebates </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  27. 34. About e Discoveri <ul><li>e Discoveri's mission is to help customers: </li></ul><ul><li>Manage relationships with electric utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Increase operational uptime through improved electric supply reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce energy costs </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  28. 35. Energy Cost Reductions <ul><li>eDiscoveri can help customers reduce their energy costs by: </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting energy usage baseline studies to help monitor the success of future initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Performing financial audits of utility bills to ensure billing accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Helping customers understand rates and other options at their disposal </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting energy rates training courses </li></ul>www.eDiscoveri.com
  29. 36. Contact Us <ul><li>Contact us for a free consultation on how we can develop and implement an effective and efficient relationship with your energy provider. </li></ul>eDiscoveri P. O. Box 29254 Henrico, VA 23242 +1 804 291 7667 Cell +1 804 741 9429 Fax [email_address] www.twitter.com/ediscoveri www.eDiscoveri.com
  30. 37. Thank You! www.eDiscoveri.com

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