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Carbon Tax Rebates For CHP Sites

The Irish Government announced an increase in the rate of carbon tax levied on all natural gas customers in the December 2011 budget. From May 1st 2012, the rate charged per tonne of CO2 increased from €15 per tonne to €20 per tonne. This means that the...

CHP Optimisation

Advantages of Combined Heat and Power Combined Heat and Power(CHP) refers to the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heat from the same original heat source, normally natural gas. A generator driven by a gas engine generates electricity...

Connection Level

Electricity Maximum Import Capacity (MIC) MIC is in theory calculated on the maximum instantaneous Voltage x the maximum instantaneous Current. This is known as kVA and is slightly different to Power kW. However fortunately from a consumer's point of...

Contract Reviews

Review of Contracts under the Irish Electricity Market (SEM) The Irish Electricity Market is based on a central pool system where power stations all bid into a central market. The energy price that power stations are paid changes ½ hour by ½ hour a...

Demand Side Unit (DSU)

A Demand Side Unit (DSU) combines a number of distributed large electricity consumers that have agreed to reduce their demand by a certain quantity on instruction to form a Virtual Powerplant. The required demand reduction can be achieved by shedding...

EXEED Programme from the SEAI

(Excellence in energy efficient design Programme) One of the best ways to take your energy performance to a ‘best in class’ level is to engage in the SEAI’s excellent new EXEED  program . EXEED  is a certified program from SEAI (Sustainable Energy Aut...

Live Power Readings

Sub Metering and Reporting The SmartPower Controller supports a variety of common meter inputs protocols including M-BUS, MODBUS and Pulse inputs. This allows and extensive range of meters to be added to the single SmartServer. It is also normally very...

Procurement Group

The SmartPower procurement group uses our inside knowledge of industry pricing practises to negotiate cheaper electricity and gas prices for clients who are members of our procurement group. We monitor market developments to ensure that you always get...

SmartPower Controls

SmartPower Controller The SmartPower Controller uses the Echelon’s SmartServer 2.0 as its base platform. It has proven to be a versatile smart energy manager that helps businesses achieve their operating and energy-efficiency goals. Designed to connect t...