What Is Demand Billing?
Demand billing is a standard practice used throughout North America to fairly recover costs from some business customers who use more than a specified of electricity during peak periods. Demand bills have two components: the total amount of electricity used (the energy charge), and the highest amount used within a 15-minute interval at any time during the customer’s billing period (the demand charge).
What is Load Factor?
Now that you understand Demand Billing, what can you do to save your business money? For commercial customers, understanding energy use patterns can lead to significant savings.
Nova Scotia Power is here to help. We can give you more details and answer question on demand billing.
We can also provide you with your usage and demand history to get you started in your efforts to reduce demand, and tell you about efficiency programs offered by Efficiency Nova Scotia.
For more information, download our Demand Meter primer (PDF), or contact our Energy Advisors at:
428-6774 in HRM,
1-800-428-6774 Outside HRM (Press Option 5)
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.