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Hours Use of Demand

Author: E.E. Kimberly

The product of the kilowatts of demand and the hours of use of that demand is a quantity of kilowatt-hours known as a block of energy.

Example 14-2. - Solve Example 14-1, using the rates of Schedule B and taking the demand as 50.6 hp.

Solution. - The number of hours of use of maximum demand is

6400-50.6 = 126.5 hr

Under Schedule B the rate is $0.0375 per kw-hr, and the charge is

6400·0.0375 =$240.00

With a gross bill of $250.00 the consumer is entitled to a discount of 12%. Hence, the net bill is

$240.00·0.88 = $211.20

Last Update: 2010-10-06