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What should I include in demand cost? Follow

When tracking demand cost, include:

  • any costs associated with kilowatt (kW) usage
  • any costs labeled “Demand Charge”
  • any costs associated with "apparent" or "reactive power" (kVA) because utilities may apply charges when the ratio between the kW and kVA  (known as power factor) drops below a certain threshold

You may not have a single demand cost on your bill – you may need to add together the demand charges for Generation and Transmission, Distribution cost. This can get complicated and may not be worth your time and effort to calculate, unless your Annual Demand Costs are very important to you.

Do not include fixed charges, or other charges associated with kilowatt-hours (kWh) used.


Demand Tracking will be added to Portfolio Manager in August 2017.  Click here for more information.

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