Avoid peak demand charges with BIU's Triad Avoidance service

Avoid peak demand charges with BIU's Triad Avoidance service

by Big Mac

 What is Triad avoidance?

If your organisation has large half hourly metered sites then you are probably exposed to peak demand charges, also known as Triad charges. BIU can help you avoid this unnecessary cost by simply telling you when a Triad period is likely to occur.

Over the past three years, the average price increase has been approximately 10% year on year, depending on the area you are based. This year, some areas incurred an increase as high as 46%.

Triad charges explained

Electricity suppliers are charged by the National Grid for the use of the transmission network during the three half hours of highest system demand between November and February of each settlement year.

This charge is passed on at cost to consumers and is commonly known as Transmission Network Use of System charges (TNUoS).

How will I know when to reduce load?

By signing up to BIU’s Triad Avoidance Service we will inform you when a predicted Triad period is likely to be.

This alert will be sent in the morning, giving you plenty of time to put load shedding measures in place.

Alerts can be sent via email, text message, telephone or a combination of all three to ensure you and your staff are aware as soon as possible.

Why should I use BIU?

We receive real time data feeds from electricity suppliers, the National Grid and weather stations to predict when a Triad period is likely to be.

The level of data we process enables predictions to be more accurate and reduced the number of false alarms you receive.

In the last three years, BIU has released the fewest number of alerts of all Triad Warning Services within the UK, yet successfully predicted the highest ratio of Triad periods

To find out more or to sign up to our Triad Avoidance Service – click here.