The National Grid has published the latest Triad dates as follows:
Winter 2014/2015 has been milder than normal, but colder than last winter in the UK.
In order to maintain and upgrade the UK electricity network, National Grid is paid transmission (TNUOS) fees by generators and customers each year. Customers pay their share of the transmission charges based on usage during the Triad period.
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Triad is the term used to describe the three periods of highest power transmission demand within a year, which are the half hour settlement period of system peak demand and the two half hour settlement periods of next highest demand. These periods are separated by at least 10 clear days between 1 November and 28 February inclusive. Typically, they would occur in the half hourly period 5-6pm when demand tends to be at its greatest during the winter months, with industry and domestic power usage at its peak.
Being prepared for a Triad event can be extremely beneficial to your business, as dependent on your current power supply contract your usage during these times can significantly impact the transmission charges that you subsequently pay. Speak to your account manager about Triad warning services and how you can effectively manage usage during these periods, and potentially make substantial savings for your business in the process.
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