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Thread: Duct leakage in cooling loads
10-11-2011, 02:22 PM #40It really depends on the peak load capacity of the utility. Cutting AC load reduces peak load and makes the utilities more profitable. Why? Because peak loading consumes the most expensive electricity as most of the time the equipment needed is on standby. Also, if peak demand grows, new power plants must be planned and constructed.
I know the Houston area utility invested in some programs to manage demand, and their request for repayment was rejected by the utility commission. So they may view conservation with some suspicion, at the top management level.
Regards -- Pstu