Plan ahead for winter ‘triads’, large energy users warned

Large energy users are being warned to start planning ahead for their winter energy needs now if they want to keep costs down. Businesses need to be especially on their […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Large energy users are being warned to start planning ahead for their winter energy needs now if they want to keep costs down.

Businesses need to be especially on their guard for the next “triads”, the charges which are based on firms’ average half hourly electricity usage during the UK’s three national system peaks.

Energy supplier npower says businesses should put systems in place to better manage triads and the transmission fees (TNUoS) that result from them.

These triads fall between November and February, usually between 5-6pm during cold weather spells, when industrial demand coincides with the high domestic tea-time period.

Wayne Mitchell, npower’s Industrial and Commercial Markets Director said: “We’re always working to help businesses take control of their energy costs and planning to manage triads is a key part of an integrated energy strategy.”