Electricity Consumption – Ways To Reduce Consumption
Electricity consumption consists of the total amount of electrical energy used during a certain period. Electricity consumption includes the use of electrical energy during manufacturing processes, power consumption in industrial processes, and consumption during public sector consumption. Electricity is a form of non-renewable energy. It is one of the most consumed energy forms all over the world.
Peak times are the times when electrical power is used up the most.
These peak times are generally during working hours. Power cuts often result in massive blackouts in public utilities. Public utilities normally operate during normal working hours and thus consume a relatively higher level of electricity. Peak times are generally during evenings and mornings, while the rest of the day (in most parts of the world) is not very active.
During summer days, electricity consumption generally increases.
The increase in electricity consumption is primarily caused by the increase in the demand for air conditioning. Generally, electrified households consume less electricity during the nighttime as they tend to sleep at night. Also, when the sun sets, most homes tend to turn their lights on to ensure proper illumination. At noon, electric appliances are switched off and lighting units are switched on for ensuring sufficient illumination.
In the following figure,
we would like to investigate how the changes in the electricity consumption of an average electrified household are affected when one changes his or her tariff plan. The first line in the figure shows the tariff structure of an average electrified household. We can easily identify the tariff plan that is beneficial to the household. Electricity is mainly consumed when there is an increase in the electricity demand. This is generally indicated by the second line in the figure.
The first line in the figure shows the rate
at which an average electrified household consumes electricity. This rate is calculated by subtracting the sum of all kilowatt-hours consumed by the household in a month from the sum of total kilowatt-hours produced by the household during the period that the electricity consumption exceeds the average electricity production by about 5%. The second line in the figure shows the percentage of this excess electricity consumption that is used for heating purposes. We can conclude that when the percentage of excess electricity consumption that is used for heating is more than 10%, it is recommended to change one’s tariff plan as increasing the rate of consumption of electricity to a level that is more than the product will reduce the amount of available key.
The above-mentioned figures clearly show
that it is not only the increase in electricity consumption that can be controlled. Numerous other factors can be considered to reduce electricity consumption. The key is to make a conscious effort to reduce energy use even as the need for energy increases.