Half of your electric bill is based on the measurement of the total amount of energy you use throughout a billing period. The other half is assessed as a demand charge, a fee based on the highest peak usage recorded by your electric meter for a single 15 minute period (out of 2880 such intervals) every month.
Demand charges can vary by “time of use”, each electric utilities rate plans, your location, and season. Demand charges are levied by Electric Utilities in all 50 states.
Even though commercial and industrial customers might only experience a single peak demand event during a given billing period, that single random demand peak can drive 20-50% of your total cost of electricity for the entire month. And while the general price of energy is decreasing, demand charges continue to grow.
Using DemandQ™ for Intelligent Demand Optimization has many benefits.
Reduce total energy spend by 10% per facility annually.
Our intelligent queueing technology has a dramatic impact on energy cost, but no noticeable impact on comfort and facility operations.
Spending less on energy means freedom to invest in higher-value strategic initiatives.
With zero human effort required, DemandQ monitors and optimizes energy-consuming equipment performance, and delivers actionable notifications when problems arise.
Intelligent demand intervention limits the amount of peak demand energy your organization consumes, helping you achieve sustainability targets and run more efficient operations.
DemandQ’s Intelligent Demand Optimization dramatically reduces demand charge for buildings & EV with no capex.
Economic and environmental impact of rapid adoption of EV fleets is being limited by the cost of peak demand charges generated by EV charging stations. A DCFC charging station with eight 350kW ports can drive a demand peak of up to 2.8MW. DemandQ’s Intelligent Optimization for EV Charging dramatically reduces demand charges.
DemandQ’s cloud-based SaaS integrates with your Charge Station Management Systems (CSMS) and Building Automation systems (BAS) to reduce demand charges across the whole electric bill, controlling electricity costs across all operations from supply to warehousing to delivery.
We can show you exactly how DemandQ’s Intelligent Demand Optimization solution can reduce costs, improve operations, and accelerate EV adoption.Schedule a Demo
Installing EV charging stations at your commercial property can complicate business ops and increase your electric bill by 50% or more. DemandQ’s SaaS Intelligent Demand Optimization for EV Charging can dramatically reduce your exposure to electricity demand charges.
Problem: A Bigbox retail site typically has 200+ kW of peak electric load. To draw customers, management decides to add 2 DCFC chargers. Estimated usage: 6 customers per day will utilize the chargers. Impact: site’s electric bill goes up by over 40%.
Solution: Site implements DemandQ’s SaaS (no hardware) EV Demand Optimization. Requires no capex – and DemandQ’s behind-the-meter solution dramatically reduces demand charges due to EV and across the entire bill, including HVAC, delivering significant savings.
Find out how DemandQ’s Intelligent Demand Optimization solution can improve your bottom line almost immediately with no capex investment.Schedule a Demo
With over 1,100 sites nationwide, “demanding” clients across the country trust our intelligence-enabled energy management software to save on energy costs and maximize sustainability.
DemandQ is a trusted provider of Intelligent Demand Optimization for a quickly growing number of sites.
Engage with us to discover how your site can start benefiting from our energy management software.
DemandQ’s nationwide banking customer was determined to reduce both operational expenses and their carbon emissions. Corporate culture and branding dictated that the customer experience and comfort were of paramount importance.
Our telecommunications customer is determined to drive down operational costs. Their mobility cell sites have a small footprint but consume power at a rate of over 15times the energy per square foot of an office building.
Reduce operational costs beyond ongoing efficiency measures (LED lighting, setpoint management, hardware upgrades) and deliver on sustainability initiatives. Our customer sought a scalable solution to deliver on these commitments and lower the demand charges associated with their monthly electricity bills.
"Results from this test indicate that the coordinated control of packaged rooftop units could plausibly and significantly reduce both energy consumption and peak demand without detrimentally affecting zone temperatures. Secondary energy savings resulted from controls fault correction. Issues related to overcooling and incorrect scheduling were corrected by DemandQ’s software."Read The Summary Report HereRead the full report here
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Yes. Once the system is in place, we take care of the rest. Demand charge and consumption savings begin immediately.
A typical deployment - from contract to full operation - can be accomplished in as little as 6 weeks.
No. In most instances, there are no mechanical installation requirements with DemandQ. If technical or operational support is needed, we provide it to you.