Commercial Standby Charge
Jersey Electricity proposes to extend its Standby Charges to all new Commercial customers who generate their own power but who require standby power and grid services for when they are not able to generate sufficient power to support their operational needs.
We believe this is only fair because if those requiring grid backup services did not pay their share of the cost of maintaining the Transmission and Distribution networks, the cost burden would fall on other customers who, in some cases, cannot afford, or do not have the space to install facilities such as solar panels and wind turbines. Over time, this could prove a significant cost resulting in higher tariffs.
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