Is your business experiencing an increase in average daily energy usage?

Many more businesses are heading back to the office now that South Africa has entered level 2 of lockdown. We provide suggestions on how firms who have been hit by a surprise increase in bills can decrease their energy bill.

As you are aware, tariffs increased yet again at the end of July. This usually happens in the colder months during Winter. Being hit by a higher power bill is not a pleasant surprise, especially after not being at the office for a long time.

Alpha Power Solutions can assist your business by ensuring you have a manageable bill for the remainder of 2020.

EWN reports higher tariffs coming as Eskom gets the go-ahead to claw back R69 billion from customers. Higher tariffs add pressure on already cash-strapped businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies are also having to deal with the ongoing load shedding.

According to Times Live, Eskom states that deterioration in the generation performance may necessitate the escalation of load shedding at short notice. Unfortunately, this means that businesses should expect more tariff increases in the near future.

What can returning businesses do to decrease their average daily electricity usage?

Your first step is to book an energy audit with Alpha Power Solutions. We have proof to show you that our services work.

The proof is in the pudding.

One of Alpha Power Solutions’ customers, a poultry farmer, wanted to investigate how he could install additional electrical equipment on his farm without incurring unnecessary extra costs. With an energy audit as well as a power factor correction solution, the client’s energy costs came down. The client recovered his investment in under two months.

Are you still unsure? 

 Another client of ours, a car component manufacturer, wanted to reduce her maximum demand. An investment of R 255,000 in PFC equipment in early 2016 resulted in a monthly saving of R17,500 for the client.

The following are two examples of how your company can benefit from an energy audit and power factor correction:

  • A company in the poultry industry with an average monthly bill of

 R100,000 could save up to R30 000 a month

  • A company in the cooling industry with an average monthly bill of R250 000can save up to R35,000 a month

Think about how much your business can save every month. Try our online calculator. Discover what savings your business can have on electricity usage.

Contact Alpha Power solutions today if you are experiencing an increase in your average daily electricity usage. We would suggest an overall energy audit of your business. We have several ways to improve energy efficiency.

As a corporate member of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), as well as an associate member of the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa (ECASA), we trust that we are in the best position to give you and your business the energy efficiency knowledge and savings you need. Contact us for any other questions we have not covered.

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