Utility reduces energy demand and costs by 5% – here’s how

US utility Choptank Electric Cooperative has completed deploying a Volt/VAR optimisation technology to ensure enhance consumer and grid efficiency.

The technology has since the initial rollout in 2018 helped reduce energy demand during peak periods by 3.1% and in overall energy demand and costs by 5%.

Todd Headlee, executive director-DVI, supplier of the solution, said: “DVI is proud to have worked with Choptank on this important project that will help reduce their system peak and maintain competitive electricity rates for its customers for many decades to come.”

The aim of the project is to improve customer services to some 54,000 consumers members of the Choptank Electric Cooperative .

“NRTC’s members demand solutions that have a strong return on investment and bring immediate value to the cooperative and its members,” said Tim Bryan, CEO, NRTC. “The business case for Choptank was very strong, and NRTC is pleased to have played a role in helping bring both DVI and Choptank together for this important project.”