[Equest-users] Electric Utility Rate

Joshua Wolfe jwolfe at geo-marine.com
Mon Dec 3 10:54:09 PST 2012

Thanks Paul, instead of two meters I created two utility rates and used a demand qual not a ratchet. All is working well now, thanks for your insight.


From: Paul Diglio [mailto:paul.diglio at sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 12:06 PM
To: Joshua Wolfe; equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: Re: [Equest-users] Electric Utility Rate


If I understand you correctly, you have a monthly demand charge plus a ratchet charge.  Yes, I have done this.

You need to define 2 electric meters.  The first meter incorporates the kW charge including TOU if this is in your rate.

For the second meter 0 the kW charge and customer service charges and just use that to set up a ratchet charge.

See attached documents.  ES-D are the rates for the two meters.  ES-E includes the monthly demand charges.  ES-F shows the ratchet charges.

Paul Diglio, CEM, CBCP
87 Fairmont Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513


From: Joshua Wolfe <jwolfe at geo-marine.com<mailto:jwolfe at geo-marine.com>>
To: "equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org<mailto:equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org>" <equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org<mailto:equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org>>
Sent: Mon, December 3, 2012 11:35:59 AM
Subject: [Equest-users] Electric Utility Rate
Is it possible to use the actual building demand (kW) to separate the energy usage (kWh) into tiers based on a constant multiplied (kWh/kW) and yet still use a minimum ratcheted billing demand to calculate the demand charge?

So basically, I need to use two different demands to calculate my electric charge, is this possible?


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