Agreed supply capacity – have you checked it?

Agreed supply capacity – have you checked it?

With non-commodity costs on the rise and increasingly complex bills, it’s easy to overlook charges for Agreed Supply Capacity (ASC). However, this is where many businesses could make positive changes.

It’s easy to overlook charges for Agreed Supply Capacity.

With non-commodity costs on the rise and increasingly complex bills, it’s easy to overlook charges for Agreed Supply Capacity (ASC). However, this is where many businesses could make positive changes.

ASC is the agreed maximum supply capacity that a customer is allowed to take from the distribution system through their connection point. ASC is measured in kVA and charged monthly via the supplier. The cost is based on a rate issued by the distributor and in-line with published Distribution Use of System (DUoS) charges.

If your capacity has not been set at an appropriate level you could be paying too much – either for spare capacity that you don’t use, or excessive charges for going above your agreed limit.

Agreed Supply Capacity - Spare capacity Utilitywise

In Scenario 1, capacity levels are too high. Excessive capacity has been reserved for this site, so the business is paying too much on their electricity bill every month.

Agreed Supply Capacity - Insufficient capacity Utilitywise

In Scenario 2, the site does not have enough capacity. The company is paying too much in capacity charges each month for continually using more than agreed.

Agreed Supply Capacity - Sufficient capacity Utilitywise

Finally, in Scenario 3 the site’s capacity has been set at a suitable level.

How Utilitywise can help

Our Capacity Review service can ensure that your sites have appropriate capacity levels. We’ll assign you a dedicated Bureau Analyst who will provide a report of your current levels.

This report will show you:

  • An analysis of your consumption over a two-year period
  • A comparison of your historical peak consumption vs. your capacity level
  • Recommendations indicating potential savings and opportunities

If your business has capacity levels set similarly to Scenarios 1 or 2, we can resolve issues quickly with minimal hassle to you as we’ll fully manage the process to negotiate the appropriate decrease or increase. We’ll liaise directly with your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to make sure revised capacities are implemented correctly.

Make sure you’re not paying over the odds

If your capacity levels are not set correctly, our review will highlight potential savings you could make by taking action. Once your new capacities have been set, we’ll request copies of your next supplier invoices to check that this has been billed correctly and that potential savings have been realised, giving you peace of mind.

To make sure you’re paying the correct amount for your ASC, or to find out more about the Utilitywise Capacity Review service, email us or call 01527 511 757.

Amy Chambers

Posted by on Thursday, the 18. February at 11.18