A few days back a friend asked: “My society is going for three phase connection, should I go for it? What impact will it have on my bills and also what is the benefit of using three phase connection?” He has 2 ACs and everything else that a regular upper middle class family would have in his house. His was a single-phase connection and everything was working fine. So the doubt about going for a three-phase connection was obvious. We suggested him to continue with
Pumping systems without overhead tanks can significantly increase electricity bills of a group housing society
A few months back we got a call from the management committee of a luxury residential complex in Mumbai to help them on their very high electricity bills. Surprisingly their common electricity bills were so high that their monthly maintenance bills were as high as what a family would pay as rent in any other society in the city. On a walk through audit we found that although the lighting used in the complex was most efficient, what was causing high electricity bills
Most offices or commercial spaces in the country these days have central air conditioning, with ducts and vents running across the office, taking cold air to all parts. Such systems make sure that every corner of the office is uniformly cool. But during our recent visit to an office, we observed that a lot of cool air is being wasted in cooling areas that do not require cooling. Some of those areas were unoccupied spaces and some were plain store and inventory rooms.
India is a rapidly urbanizing country. It is expected to be 40% urbanized by 2030. With increasing urbanization, number of high-rise residential complexes is increasing. In many urban centers, local municipal corporations provide water through their pipeline network and pumps are used to push the water stored in overhead tanks. With increasing heights of the residential complexes, the electricity requirement
In India, Time of Day (TOD) tariff that was used mostly for industrial sector is now slowly being introduced for commercial sector as well. Recent news articles in some of the leading newspapers in India suggest that utilities are contemplating implementing time of day tariff for commercial customers (along with the industrial customers in State where it has not been introduced so far). Some states have already implemented it and others are planning. And as the demand