What is Global Adjustment?
The Global Adjustment (GA) is a line item charge on your monthly Ontario electricity bill. The GA accounts for the difference between the market price and rates paid to regulated and contracted generators as well as conservation and demand management programs. The GA charge has become one of the highest component charges on your electrical bill.
Our estimate for 2016 calendar year is a total GA of approximately $10 Billion for Ontario, resulting in an average cost of approximately $450,000 per MW (measured during the top 5 Ontario peaks for Class A consumers). If you can reduce your net load through curtailment or on-site generation by 1 MW for all 5 Ontario Peaks, then you will save $450,000 for the year1. Our services are designed to help you determine when those peaks will occur so you can take steps to avoid them.
Learn how to save more than $100,000/year on your Global Adjustment costs
For large electricity users, global adjustment (GA) is a charge on your monthly electricity bill used to fund various energy infrastructure programs in Ontario. This GA tariff is forecasted to continue increasing as Ontario develops more renewable power and conservation projects. It is critical to begin implementing strategies to reduce your GA – it could mean saving your facility hundreds of thousands of dollars.
What is the Industrial Conservation Initiative?
Businesses that participate in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) are those that qualify as IESO Class A consumers. These businesses pay GA based on their electricity consumption during the top five peak demands in a 12-month period. Those who can reduce their grid consumption either by electricity curtailment or by switching to on-site generators during a peak can significantly reduce their GA costs.
How Rodan Energy can help you save money
The financial benefits of curtailing electricity usage during peak hours are significant enough to outweigh the impact that disruptions can have on operations. Many Class A facility managers across the province are taking advantage of the ICI in order to save on their GA costs. The challenge, however, is predicting when the top five peaks will happen.
Global Adjustment Predictive Tool
Our predictive software analyzes your energy consumption data and alerts your facility to reduce energy usage during the five coincident peaks to significantly reduce your facility’s GA costs. We will apply our sophisticated technology, market intelligence, and unparalleled industry expertise to predict peaks and notify your business when to dial down your operations. Leave the peak-chasing to the experts.
Find out how much you can save on your GA costs. Develop a peak reduction plan with our energy managers.