Minimum demand charges for rate schedules?

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I'm working on a project using Virginia Dominion Power's GS-3 rate
schedule (attached for reference). I've been able to model all aspects
of the rate schedule other than how they determine distribution and
supply demand.

The billed distribution demand is basically the highest average KW
measured at the location during any 30-minute interval of the current
AND PREVIOUS 11 months. In other words, the distribution demand is
going to be based on whatever the energy model comes up with for the
largest demand in the model year.

Is there a way to do this? Or do I basically need to go in to my model
after the fact, select the highest demand, and then apply a fixed
monthly charge (on the order of $5,000-$10,000 per month) and eliminate
the $/KW charges altogether?

It definitely seems like that would provide the correct results, but I'd
love to get it to work using a proper rate schedule in eQuest so that
the appropriate numbers show up in the ES-F output reports.


James Hansen, PE, LEED AP

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wouldn't a ratchet do it?

En/na James Hansen ha escrit:

*Xavier Garc?a Casals*

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