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Building Electrical Energy Use

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by ASHRAE
Price $150.00
Category Energy and atmosphere

Electric utilities use different schemes and service rate schedules when pricing electricity. The service rate schedules can be based on a combination of electrical energy use, electrical demand, power factor, time-of-use, acceptance of pow er interruptions, and on-site power generating capabilities. In this course you will learn about the most common pricing schemes used by utilities


  • Explain why electric utilities use different service rate schedules and describe the different types of electric energy use charge rates
  • Apply the different electric energy use charge rates to calculate electric energy use costs and electric demand costs
  • Explain how to reduce electric demand
  • Describe the different types of electric power penalty charges
  • Read an electric meter to determine kWh use and peak demand and calculate average power factor from meter readings
  • Explain the driving mechanism behind on-site power generation credits and explain the pros and cons of electric utility rebate programs
  • Evaluate and justify the costs that are found on a utility bill
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CE Hours 2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0