Triad Alerts

For organisations with Half-hourly metered sites, identifying the annual Triad periods is crucial.

Triad Alerts from Utilitywise

For organisations with Half-hourly metered sites, identifying the annual Triad periods is crucial

National Grid identifies three Triads each year in order to calculate the Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) charges an organisation will incur. Such transmission costs can be reduced if demand is decreased when a Triad Alert is expected.

Our Triad Alerts service helps clients plan their electricity usage around these dates in order to lower their energy bills. To find out how, download our Triad webinar here.

What is a Triad?

  • A Triad is one of the three highest peaks of electricity demand between November and February.
  • These half-hourly periods normally occur between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays.
  • There must be at least ten days between individual Triads.
  • This means consecutive days of high demand would not yield multiple Triads.

To find out more about the Utilitywise Triad Alert service and how it can benefit your business, call 01527 511 757 or complete the form below. Alternatively, you can catch up with our latest webinar.

How our Triad Alert service works

We give a forward view to help our clients react to a possible Triad, while the majority of suppliers only provide on-the-day warnings at most.

Our alerts show the previous ten days’ demand figures alongside National Grid’s demand forecasts for the next 14 days, highlighting each day in the corresponding colour. During the Triad period, we email our clients an alert each morning based on a traffic light system.
We clearly state we believe that day either:

  • Green Alert

    There is no action required.

  • Amber Alert

    You could consider action.

  • Red Alert

    You should take action now.

Get in touch

Find out how we can help you respond to Triad Alerts. Call call 01527 511 757 or complete and submit this form.