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Core Concepts of Energy Management

Nov 29, 2018
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Energy management in any business scenario is all about increasing or improving energy efficiency. This is, in turn, a partially a technical pursuit but one with a marked grounding in science. Equally, although there are some aspects that are undeniably highly specialized, the essential science should be familiar to most readers (even if it is only vaguely) from their school days. Thus, when regulations specify that an energy manager is suitably qualified, this most likely means that a simple grasp of physics and chemistry would be expected. This article looks at some of the fundamental scientific concepts needed for the job, and the basic specific topics that may be helpful.
 
Energy and power
 
Energy can be defined as ‘electricity, fuel, steam, heat, compressed air and other like media’. Your physics teacher probably defined it more properly as ‘capacity to do work’ but our real-world definition is better suited to our purposes. When we buy or use the energy it may be billed or reported in a variety of units of measurement, but all have their equivalents in kilowatt hours (kWh) which is how most practitioners commonly express energy consumption.
 
‘Power’ has a quite specific meaning: it is the rate at which energy is delivered, commonly expressed in watts (W) or kilowatts (kW), although horsepower (HP) will also come to mind in some contexts. Because both are measures of power, there is a conversion factor between the two: 1 HP is equal to 0.746 kW. The energy used by a piece of equipment running at a fixed power for a certain time is the time multiplied by the power. A 3 kW heater running for two hours will use 3 × 2 = 6 kWh. A 55 HP diesel engine running flat out for two hours will deliver 55 × 0.746 × 2 = 82.06 kWh and so on. 

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Power factor
 
In an electrical circuit, power is calculated by multiplying voltage and current together. In the case of mains power, where the current alternates, this
relationship holds true at any given instant, so the instantaneous power will vary as the voltage and current continuously vary through the cycle. However,
in order to deliver the maximum useful power, the current and voltage must be exactly in step. If they are not – for example, if the load characteristics make the
current waveform lag slightly behind the voltage waveform – then throughout the cycle, either the voltage will coincide with a current that is less than it would
have been or the current coincides with a voltage that is lower than it would have been had they been in step. Indeed, there will be four occasions in each
cycle when the instantaneous power is zero (two when the current is zero, and two when the voltage is zero). The result: less power will be developed for a
given current. The power factor is the ratio between delivered useful power and what it would have been with perfect synchronization of current and voltage.
Poor power factor means that a higher-than-necessary current must be drawn in order to deliver the required useful power. This increases the load on the supply cables and switchgear, increases line losses and (depending on the tariff) can impose higher supply-capacity and maximum-demand charges.
 
Efficiency
 
This is another word that has quite a narrow meaning in the context of energy management, where it refers to the ratio between useful energy output and
energy input. Examples might be the useful heat output from a boiler divided by the amount of fuel put in; or the work done by a car engine relative to diesel
consumed. Take the earlier example of the engine which delivered 82.06 kWh over two hours. If it used 25 litres of fuel in the process, how efficient was it?
From appropriate conversion tables, we see that 25 litres of diesel contain 25 × 10.6 = 265 kWh. So the efficiency of the engine was 82.06 / 265 = 30.9 %.
 
In common parlance ‘efficiency’ is often used interchangeably with ‘efficacy’ or ‘effectiveness’. If the occupants of a building tell you its heating system
is efficient, they usually mean that it keeps them warm, not that the boilers are well-tuned and properly controlled to minimize standing losses. Beware
also when promoting ‘efficiency savings’ as this term has connotations of downsizing and redundancies.

 
Energy balance 
 
Most people talk about ‘consuming’ energy (be it in the form of gas, oil, electricity, heat, compressed air or steam) but purists would argue that we
don’t consume energy, we merely convert it from one form to another. Nobody seriously argues that we stop using the term ‘consume’ but the point about
conversion is important in a way. In the engine example, we used 265 kWh of chemical energy in the diesel fuel to generate about 82 kWh of useful
mechanical work. But as energy cannot be destroyed, where did the missing 183 kWh go? It came out as heat in the exhaust and cooling system. There is an
overall balance between what goes in and what comes out. 
 
Heat and temperature
 
Heat is one key manifestation of energy. A flow of heat can be expressed in energy units (such as kWh). You can meter, buy, or use a quantity of it. The engine in the earlier example produced it by converting chemical fuel energy. Ten tonnes of steel at 300 °C contains twice as much heat as five tonnes at 300 °C.
Temperature, by contrast, is just a measure of how hot something is. You cannot buy or use temperature; it is not a form of energy. You can see how
different heat and temperature are if you think about taking some ice from the freezer and adding heat to it. 
 
At first, starting from a temperature of −15 °C (for example), its temperature rises as it absorbs the heat. When it reaches melting point, it continues to absorb heat as it turns to water. During this process, its temperature stays constant at 0 °C but its heat content continues increasing (if you completely stop adding heat, the ice water mix does not change). 
 
Once it is all melted, the liquid water continues to absorb heat and its temperature starts climbing again until it reaches the boiling point, whereupon
the temperature again stops rising while the water evaporates. Only when there is no more liquid left can the water, now as vapour, start to increase
in temperature (and become what is called ‘superheated’). With a few odd exceptions that don’t go through a liquid phase, as you add heat to any solid
its temperature rises unevenly, remaining on a plateau while it is melting or vaporizing before following the same trajectory back down as it first condenses
to a liquid and then solidifies when heat is removed from it. 
 
Common physical manifestations of this are:
 
a) Your drink with ice in it starts to warm abruptly once all the ice has melted or;
b) Boiling a pan of water rapidly does not raise its temperature.
 
One tricky point you will need to know. When engineers and scientists talk about temperature differences they use a unit of measurement called a kelvin
represented by a capital K. One kelvin is numerically equal to a one-degree difference between two temperatures in Celsius (centigrade degree in the old
usage); when it is 19 °C indoors and 5 °C outside, the temperature difference is 14 K.

 
So, there you have it. Many of the key elements or concepts, things that an energy manager needs to think about and be aware of, summarised as in the proverbial nutshell. There will be more like this on our brand new energy manager site that is to be launched (and will be linked to from here) in the very near future. Stay tuned!

Why Energy Management Pays Huge Dividends ...

Nov 9, 2018
Why Energy Management Pays Huge Dividends ...
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Efficient Energy Management Services Explained ...

On the most profound level imaginable, effective energy management is no longer an optional extra or an element of business efficiency that you can afford to 'get around to' when you have a moment. Sadly, effective energy management - just like any other single element of running your business to the best of your ability (and therefore maximum profitability) is not going to wait until you get around to it.

On the contrary, a single second of unnecessary delay has the potential to kill your business as completely as if someone broke in and stole every penny you have ever had. It can stop you dead in the water so effectively that you never, ever quite get moving again, stranded on the rocks of business wastage for perpetuity.

Don't believe me?

Think I'm 'over-the-top' exaggerating?

Well, close your eyes and try to imagine this scenario ...

You know that the wiring in your factory or building is overloaded and out-of-date, pensionable, almost medieval, but you are also responsible for 'economising' whenever and however you can. So, you chance to leave things as they are, even though you know that doing so constitutes an increased risk in many more ways than one. You choose to keep the lines moving and the lights burning, even though you know better than anyone that doing so becomes an ever more imminent hazard.

Guess what? A clue - no-one's luck lasts forever!

One day, it will fail, and the lights will go out and the lines will stop and then where are you?

Note.

You.

You took the decision with the best intentions but now, my friend, you are an outcast, public enemy #1. You are just about to reap the results of your inaction - most likely, by carrying the can on your own.

First, it was your decision - yeah, okay, taken for all the most laudable reasons, but your decision nevertheless - so you ultimately shoulder the blame.

But, secondly and much more critically, everything grinds to a halt, for who knows how long?

So, what happens now?

Let's imagine a few different scenarios here, because - trust me - none end up with you as a hero (ironically, as that was exactly what you thought you were being)!

Say you are in a perishable goods business; well, your stuff has just started to perish. Thousands of dollars of destroyed stock that can literally be washed down the toilet pan tomorrow.

Maybe you are in a competitive, cut-throat business like a car or furniture or carpet or any other kind of manufacture? Well, you just threw open a window through which your competitors can race away into the blurriest distance as they keep going while you cannot, and you have absolutely no chance of closing the gap anytime soon.

Need I go on pointing out the painfully obvious?

The truth is, no matter what your business is, you will lose money if you suffer energy management 'glitches'. Thus, managing your energy usage, effectiveness and efficiency is not an optional extra in such a cut-throat, dog-eat-dog modern business world.

It is not a 'get around to it when I have a moment' decision that you can ignore with any realistic expectation of peace of mind. Instead, it is something that must be dealt with immediately!

Effective energy management is a critical element of each and every modern business and will become increasingly fundamental for however you make your money in the coming years and decades. Now more than ever before, energy management has ceased to be a passive, 'sit on the sidelines and wait' game!

Instead, it is about being proactive, taking action in anticipation of problems arising, moving early and decisively to make sure the worst never happens with you potentially sitting atop a flame of blame!

One Alpha staff are vastly experienced energy managers, armed with the latest electronic diagnostic technology and fully qualified to use it! Furthermore, we are officially recognised qualified and approved energy managers, certified by Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Malaysian Government Energy Commission) to provide registered electrical management services within the terms of the Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Regulations (2008).

Energy efficiency, saving you money whilst preserving your safety will always be the ultimate goal of our efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to power your business, providing a clear benefit in both financial and ecological terms.

Our Certified Energy Efficiency Consultants are primed, waiting and keen to help your business achieve these aims. All it takes is just one telephone call, SMS or carrier pigeon!

In addition, we make it our goal to provide a wide range of energy saving proposals for our Clients to consider maximizing Energy Efficiency:

  • Energy efficiency audits, analysis and solutions - TNB bill analysis (we will study your last 12 months TNB Bill, and give you a detailed report, with graphs, and our recommendations on how to reduce your monthly electricity bill).
  • Training for your technicians on electrical safety & energy efficiency

and more…

For testimonial letters regarding past energy management projects from satisfied clients, please visit our testimonials page at https://www.onealphagroup.com/index.php?ws=pages&pages_id=10533.

To know more and/or to arrange a no-commitment initial consultation, call us on +603-7610 4543, SMS or email us.

We'll spare no energy in responding as quickly as we possibly can ...

M&E Engineering For Business Expansion

Nov 6, 2018
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The One Alpha Group has several individual companies under the same 'banner', all with a specific focus on an element of the electrical engineering world. In this article, I'll consider and highlight the purposes and methods of One Alpha M&E, and in particular, how the services of such a qualified, professional M&E engineering practice can help to boost your business.

An M&E engineer is an expert in mechanical and electrical engineering. In some parts of the world, M&E engineers have 'morphed" into an MEP variant, a title that means that they officially include plumbing in the work they do. The terminology has not spread to South East Asia yet, although water management is an important element of the work One Alpha M&E regularly tackle. Different title, broadly the same job description.

So, what is this job? What does a professional M&E engineering practice do, and what is their prime focus?

M&E engineers are experts in designing systems that make the interior of buildings as suitable as possible for the occupation of human beings. They design the systems, then arrange and supervise the installation to ensure that it fully satisfies the primary requirements of the particular situation. After the initial system installation, regular servicing and maintenance care are needed and these are also services that One Alpha M&E provide.

The engineers from a qualified M&E engineering practice like ours have to wear many 'different hats' sometime, but the majority of the work can be distilled into just two scenarios:

  • When a new construction project is on the drawing board, the M&E experts must make sure that all energy-related building systems are designed and installed correctly;

  • With existing buildings, the job of the M&E specialist is to identify weak spots and faults, subsequently suggesting steps that can be taken to remedy the situation to improve performance.

So, how can this help boost your business?

To begin with, engaging the services of an M&E engineering practice such as One Alpha M&E should never be considered to be a cost. Instead, view it as an investment, as a relatively modest outlay for getting the job done properly in the first place or for upgrading your present business premises to the latest specifications that will be returned to you many times over the months and years.

In both cases, as an example, working with an M&E engineer allows you to enjoy significantly lower operating costs alongside improved productivity prompted by enhanced working conditions. Alongside this, there are psychological and workforce satisfaction benefits too, as your employees can clearly recognise that you are making their workplace as attractive and amenable as possible.

Depending on the nature of your business, energy efficiency might be an attractive 'sales point' too. This would be particularly true if, for example, you are building or renovating business premises for rental, as these are definitely features that a modern, forward-thinking business tenant would welcome and perhaps be willing to pay more for.

Engaging an M&E specialist as part of a project team tasked with constructing a high-performance, energy-efficient building from scratch is the most cost-effective and efficient strategy, and provide significant benefits throughout the whole lifecycle of the building. This also ensures appropriate building code compliance, which is very important as a building that needs much expensive modification to comply is instantly significantly less cost-effective.

As for older buildings, they suffer over the years and gradually their quality and performance deteriorate, ultimately guaranteeing less efficiency and higher costs. The quality and durability of all the equipment in that building gradually decreases and as that happens, the price of maintenance and/or replacement rises accordingly. A visit from a qualified M&E Engineer can help reduce or remove the problem entirely as they help identify the trouble and recommend solutions.

Furthermore, as technology becomes ever more dependable, efficient and cost-effective to harness, older electronic and electrical equipment and fittings may well have had their day, or you may be spending way to much to keep the equipment you use going. Once again, a visit from one of our professional M&E Engineers helps you to isolate, identify and solve the problem.

So, new building project or old building headache, engaging professional M&E Engineers should be one of your very first priorities if you want maximum business efficiency and cost-effectiveness from this point on.

To find out more about what One Alpha M&E can contribute to your project or predicament, why not call us today on +60.3.7610.4543.

One last thing. Of course, anyone can claim expertise nowadays. So, for actual proof of our M&E wizardry, take a look at this presentation on the efficiency of water-cooling systems recently prepared for a client by our chief M&E Engineeer, Ir. Andy Goh.

 

 

 

 

 

Protective Relay Calibration ¨C The ¡®What¡¯ And ¡®Why¡¯...

Nov 6, 2018
Protective Relay Calibration ¨C The ¡®What¡¯ And ¡®Why¡¯...
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If you operate your business from a specific geographical site – be it an industrial park, in the wider business community or even in the town centre – protective relay calibration is something that you, and (to an even greater extent, your safety experts) need to understand and be on top of. This articles should give you a greater insight into what protective relays are, what they do and why they need regular service and calibration.

To begin at the very beginning, a protective relay is a gadget or device that is designed to protect your electrical equipment and machinery. As many industrial and commercial business machines cost many thousands of dollars to replace, protecting what you have with relatively cheap protective relays is plain common sense.

The protective relay to sense when something abnormal is happening with the energy flow into your machine or machines and to 'trip' a suitable circuit breaker to cut the power, thereby preventing damage or even total, cataclysmic failure if the input is sufficiently damaging.

Incidentally, although the most obvious cause of such a failure would be an overflow of electricity, it can also be triggered thermally or it may be a current reversal, under-frequency, reverse power flow and over-voltage. This is completely dependent on the type of relay you have and the risks that it is designed to protect against.

In the 'old days', protective relay devices were primarily electromechanical, connected to a physical circuit breaker. Of course, the ubiquitous microchip has taken over in recent times, although electromechanical relays still exist all over the world, mainly because they have such a long lifespan. However, the microchip has brought many advantages, such as offering types and levels of protection that were not practical previously, so in this case, at least, progress must be welcomed.

How they work is not the most important point in any case. The thing that really matters is that you are certain that your protective relays offer the broadest possible range of protection in the widest range of risk situations.

In very simple terms, your protective relay works as a sensing device, which is one reason that microchip driven systems can be made so much more accurate. The relay is also designed to clear the fault or overcome the risk as quickly as possible, thus ensuring that potential 'down time' is minimised. A microchip device can also be used to protect several machines at the same time, as it is 'intelligent' enough to identify not only what the problems is, but exactly where it is threatening.

Of course, it should follow from the foregoing that the degree of protection offered by your protective relays is 100% dependent on making sure that they are correctly installed and then calibrated. Very obviously stated, the job of your relays is to 'kick in' when something starts to go wrong.

Any later or slower than this could be fatally slow, as fires, destroyed machines and therefore huge cash flow and business damage could easily happen.

This is where professional protective relay calibration is crucially important. Guessing the settings you will use is no good, nor is it necessarily the best idea to install the device with factory defaults, because they may not match your requirements.

So, if you have new protective relays to install or existing devices already in place, you first need to identify what you need to protect and against what. For example, a pernicious risk of heat damage can be a major problem in some industries or businesses, but it may not be true in your unique situation. Thus, there is no 'one size fits all' solution that suits everyone. It is something best established through detailed consultation with an expert.

This is especially true for older installations as requirements or demands on your business may change, and even microchips are not perfect! If it has been some time since you had your protective relays checked, there is a decent chance that the calibrated settings have 'slipped', which could represent a disastrous risk that you are not even aware of

One Alpha Group, boasting around four decades of 'hands-on' experience of electrical installation, inspections and safety, are exactly such experts an all aspects of electrical installations, servicing and testing. We have the knowledge, the specialist personnel and the experience to diagnose and deal with all your protective relay problems, beginning with a no-obligation phone call to +60.3.7610.4543.

 

Limited Time Offer to Supply and Install Klemsan KLEA 220P Energy Analyzer

Aug 8, 2018
Limited Time Offer to Supply and Install Klemsan KLEA 220P Energy Analyzer
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One Alpha is having a 60 Day special offer on
the Klensman Range of Energy Analyzers
.
 
Klemsan KLEA is an energy analyzer that can gives you essential electrical parameter to manage your energy. This powerful energy analyzer also able to measure energy consumption for different shifts in a facility by using the multi tariff features besides logging demand profile, provide monthly report and many more.( free download brochure )
 
Some benefits include :

1.
To accurately measure and identify the energy consumption of the various loads. 
This is important if you wish to reduce your monthly power consumption.

2. 
To simulate your Power bill to check for errors.
3. To reduce your monthly maximum demand charge by TNB (for consumers taking medium voltage, not low voltage supply).
4. To reduce or prevent TNB penalty charge for low power factor. 
 
Features of the Klemsan KLEA 220P Energy Analyser.
  • Besides 3 phase energy meters, keeping individual phase meters as well. 
  • Current inputs can withstand surges up to 100 A for 1 second
  • Modular design 96x96mm
  • Harmonic measurement up to 31st order
  • Programmable digital inputs and outputs
  • Connection to current transformer x/1 A or x/5 A
  • Programmable alarm output
  • High measurement accuracy according to IEC standard
  • Modbus communication
  • High level of Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Long distance visibility with super bright seven segment displays
  • AC/DC power supply
 
For a limited time, enjoy a 50% price discount from the usual price of RM 3,000-00 per meter. Now just RM1,500-00 per meter with no extra installation cost...
 
To enjoy this saving and lock in this offer, just confirm with your PO and we will reserve it for you.
 
We will install this meter at your main electrical  panel, without any supply disruption (no need to turn off your power)
 
   
Please confirm as soon as possible by fill up the ONLINE REQUEST FORM as our offer ends by the 9.10.2018 

For more information please call 03 -7610 4543 / 07 - 234 5152
 

Energy Management For Dummies

Jul 23, 2018
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Despite the fact that there have been many excellent guidebooks published that are "for dummies", it appears that no-one has written one about Energy Management yet. So, in the interests of discovery and of establishing exactly how dumb I can be, I have plumbed the depths of knowledge to create a unique One Alpha version of "Energy Management For Dummies".

Before getting started, however, we had a genuine 'ah-ha' moment, the lightbulb going on (which is exactly what should happen for electrical consultants' right?).

We recognised why no such guide to energy management had been published before.

Energy management is for smart folks, not dummies!

Dummies wouldn't (and don't) care how much electrical power they waste, or how much money they pour down the drain by doing so.

So, a little humbled by the magnitude of the task that we had selected, we resolutely decided to push ahead, to see if this task could be completed to our satisfaction. We think we managed it, but what do you think?

Let us know by posting a comment below.

One thing before we begin. This is a short article, not a complete book. Brevity is, therefore, a keynote. So, if you recognise energy management tactic or idea that you might apply to save power and money, it would be time very well spent to research in full before pushing ahead.

Management Commitment

This is the first and probably most important step towards a successful energy management policy. Make certain that the whole management team is 100% committed to implementing operational changes that save power. If this is not tackled from the outset, every single step of your journey to economy and energy efficiency will be a nightmare.

Operational Changes Only

One of the secrets of getting the management team to back any energy management project is to curb your overzealous enthusiasm, sticking at first to operational changes that can be implemented easily and at minimum cost. Ambitious (and often extremely expensive) plans to scrap existing plant or machinery will not get you past square one at this juncture.

Daily Meter Readings

There must be a reliable individual assigned to reading the meter each and every day, without fail. From this information, you begin to see a clearer picture of power usage, especially significant power use surges and falls. Most businesses do not do this, but it is a very simple, quick and effective way of starting to identify how you might improve your energy management policy.

Buying Into The Energy Management Ethos

Your facility manager also needs to fully understand the importance of effective energy management and to commit to it as the rest of the team have done already (hopefully!). Tasks that the facility manager undertakes might include the daily meter reading. He or she certainly needs to review operational strategies and ideas with the design and building engineers, before creating a plan based on what is learned from this exercise.

Building Engineer Energy Management Strategies

As an example of what can be achieved by the building manager taking a more proactive and involved control, consider this example. The details here list exactly what an individual building engineer did for a client, after which, I've noted the benefits it had:

  • Heating duct pressures were significantly reduced;

  • Outside air kept out during working hours;

  • Some colder floors had the temperatures raised;

  • Others that were too hot were made cooler;

  • Building schedules were closely tied to working hours.

Believe it or not, just these five simple steps yielded a one-year power usage saving of 33%!

And if this case study from the USA does not convince you why you should be an energy management wizard instead of a dummy, then I guess nothing will!

For a no-obligation discussion of your energy management requirements, complete the form on this page for an instant, professional assessment of your problems and solutions that will work for you, give One Alpha Energy Management a call on +603-7610 4543.

 

 

Consultation On Energy Saving

Jul 20, 2018
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At One Alpha Group providing value added services to customers by providing consultation service on electricity savings and safety. It is essential in enhancing customer confidence in the services we offer.
 
One of our specialization is analysing our clients TNB bill and we have been successful in obtaining a cheaper tariff for many of our clients.

For more details please contact us at Contact Online

Safe And Efficient Usage of Electricity

Jul 18, 2018
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Automatic circuit breaker switches found in the electrical distribution board in your home are to protect you and your family from the dangers of electric shock. Ensure that the automatic circuit breaker sensitivity does not exceed 100 mA or 0.1 A and is tested at least once a month to ensure that it always functions satisfactorily. A simple way to test the automatic circuit breaker is to press the test button (marked ‘T’).
An automatic circuit breaker switch that works well will trip when the test button is pressed and you can restore the switch to its original position. If the automatic circuit breaker switch does not trip after the test button is pressed, you should immediately consult a Registered Electrical Contractor for inspection and replacement of the automatic circuit breaker switch. If you are using an electric water heater in the bathroom, make sure that the automatic circuit breaker switch with a sensitivity of not exceeding 10 mA or 0.01 A is installed in the water heater circuit.

Source from :

Information from Energy Malaysia Suruhanjaya Tenaga  Volume 14

Lagi Kes Usikan Pepasangan Meter TNB

Jul 12, 2018
Lagi Kes Usikan Pepasangan Meter TNB
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Sebuah kilang di Perak baru - baru ini telah diserbu oleh pihak Suruhanjaya Tenaga kerana disyaki telah melakukan pengusikan ke atas pepasangan meter milik TNB dan ini merupakan antara kes - kes usikan pepasangan meter TNB yang pernah berlaku di negara ini.

Mengikut Wikipedia, sebuah ensiklopedia bebas menerangkan bahawa :-
 
Kes Usikan Pepasangan Meter
 atau juga dikenali dengan nama Kes Kecurian Elektrik (KKE) dan Kes Kecurian Arus (KKA) mempunyai beberapa kategori antaranya:-


  1. Mengubahsuai keadaan fizikal meter samada diluar penutup meter mahupun dalaman meter elektrik (kebiasaan gangguan pada komponen-komponen elektronik pada litar perisian meter elektronik / digital).
  2. Sengaja merosakkan meter seperti mengecat meter sehingga tidak mampu melihatkan bacaan penggunaan.
  3. Menganggu pergerakkan bacaan dial meter (meter elektromekanikal).
  4. Sengaja memecahkan penutup meter.
  5. Melubangkan penutup meter untuk meletakkan bendasing bagi menahan pergerakkan ceper (bagi meter elektromekanikal).
  6. Menerbalikkan sambungan wayar masukan dan wayar keluaran di terminal meter elektrik.
  7. Tindakan membuat sambungan terus tanpa melalui meter atau pintasan pada sistem pendawaian sebelum meter.
 
Suruhanjaya Tenaga melalui kenyataan media bertarikh 11 Jun 2018 menjelaskan bahawa tindakan usikan pepasangan meter bukan sahaja merugikan negara malah mengundangkan bahaya kepada pelaku dan orang ramai apabila aspek keselamatan berkaitan elektrik diabaikan.

Di bawah Akta Elektrik 1990 subskesyen 37(3) memperuntukkan sekiranya didapati bersalah pelaku boleh didenda sehingga RM1 juta atau dipenjara sehingga lima tahun.





 


TNB confirms rate increase from July 2018

Jul 6, 2018
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TNB confirms rate increase from July 2018... Are you affected and do you understand this increase in your TNB bill?... 
 
Read on... 
 
About the Imbalance Cost Pass-Through (ICPT), this is a mechanism which allows TNB to charge a surcharge, depending on the global price of oil.
 
Up to June 2018, consumers have been enjoying a discount and the ICPT amount in the monthly TNB bill is a net deduction, or  a net minus amount in every bill.
 
 However from July to December 2018, owing to the world oil price increase, this will be a surcharge as follows, applicable for non domestic consumers, ie for all customer categories excluding domestic, eg Commercial, Industrial, Mining, Street Lighting, Neon & Floodlights and Specific Agriculture consumers.
 
 
Imbalance Cost Pass-Through Tariff For July-December 2018
 
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (“TNB”) wishes to announce that the Government of Malaysia (“Government”) has approved, via a letter from Suruhanjaya Tenaga (“ST”) dated 28 June 2018, the continued implementation of Imbalance Cost Pass-Through (“ICPT”) for the period of 1 July – 31 December 2018:
 
(a) The average Base Tariff remain unchanged at 39.45 sen/kWh.
 
(b) Due to higher fuel and generation costs for the period of 1 January – 30 June 2018, the additional cost of RM698.19 million or 1.35 sen/kWh ICPT surcharge, will be pass-through via the ICPT mechanism:
 
(i) Domestic Customers* – not affected by the ICPT surcharge
 
Domestic customers with monthly consumption below 300kWh will not be affected by this ICPT implementation.
 
For domestic customers with monthly consumption above 300kWh, the ICPT surcharge will be funded by Kumpulan Wang Industri Elektrik ("KWIE").
 
(ii) Non-Domestic Customers
 
 An ICPT surcharge of 1.35 sen/kWh  or RM 0.0135 sen/kWh will be applicable. 
 
 There will be NO CHANGE in the Maximum demand, only an extra charge of RM 0.0135 sen for each kWh consumed.
 
 How if will appear in your next bill:
 
 Analysis done for April's bill (Actual) TNB bill for April for our One Alpha client who operates a hypermarket in  Seremban Utama and simulation for their July bill.
 
 April 2018
 
 The ICPT was minus 1.52 cents per kWh units consumed ie RM 0.0152 sen/kWh
 
 No of kWh units consumed was 1,314,883
 
 Thus DISCOUNT was (RM 0.0152) x 1,314,883 = (RM 19,986.22)
 
 
July 2018 (simulation)
 
Now say for your July bill, the number of kWh units consumed is also the same as April  (1,314,883kWh)
 
 ICPT Surcharge (no longer minus) is plus  RM0.0135 per kWh units consumed
 
 No of kWh units consumed was 1,314,883
 
 Thus SURCHARGE will be RM 0.0135 x 1,314,883 = RM 17,750.92
 
 So in short, instead of enjoying a saving of RM 19,986.22, you will have to pay TNB an additional charge of RM 17,750.92. For more information please drop us an e mail at contact@onealphagroup.com and we will analyse your TNB Bill for free.

Kenaikan Tarif atau Surcaj ICPT

Jul 4, 2018
Kenaikan Tarif atau Surcaj ICPT
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Tarif yang dimaksudkan di dalam akhbar adalah bukan tarif yang kita orang awam faham ianya adalah ICPT ( telah diperkenalkan sejak tahun 2014 mungkin kita sendiri ada yang tidak perasan ) yang mana mereka yang tergolong di dalam kumpulan ini pada 6 bulan lepas telahpun menikmati rebat RM1.52 kwj selama 6 bulan di dalam bil mereka.

Disebabkan faktor harga kos bahanapi penjanaan elektrik meningkat pada 6 bulan lepas maka pada kali ini kerajaan memutuskan pula untuk melepaskan surcaj RM1.35 kwj kepada pengguna bukan domestik mulai Julai 2018 hingga Disember 2018 manakala kadar tarif adalah kekal tidak berubah sehingga tahun 2020.

ICPT adalah Pelepasan Kos Tidak Seimbang (Imbalanced Cost Passed Through ) adalah satu mekanisma di bawah IBR yang membolehkan kos bahan api TNB diselaraskan pada setiap enam bulan berdasarkan turun naik harga global bahan api , dengan kata mudah jika kos bahanapi seperti arang batu,minyak,gas turun mereka akan menerima rebat (subsidi dari tabung EIF bukan dari kerajaan atau pembayar cukai ) dan jika kos bahanapi berkenaan pula naik mereka akan disurcaj.

Menurut Suruhanjaya Tenaga di dalam sebuah kenyataan menjelaskan bahawa kenaikan kos bahan api arang batu naik ke USD91.66/se tan berbanding harga yang diunjurkan sebelum ini iaitu USD75/se tan pada penggal pertama tahun ini iaitu Januari 2018 hingga Jun 2018 menyebabkan peningkatan kos penjanaan tenaga kepada RM698.19 juta.

Pada pandangan saya syarikat atau pengusaha yang sedia maklum perkara ini harus menyediakan provision ketika menerima rebat di masa yang lalu dan menggunakan semula untuk menanggung surcaj yang mendatang.

Mengenakan kenaikan harga barangan oleh peniaga kepada pelanggan akibat surcaj ini seharusnya dielakkan dengan mengambilkira bahawa sebelum ini mereka telahpun menerima rebat .Adakah mereka menurunkan harga barang ? Sebaiknya mereka harus mencari jalan dengan meningkatkan kecekapan penggunaan tenaga di premis perniagaan mereka.

Bagaimana pula jika pengguna domestik yang kurang dari 300 kwj yang juga sebelum ini menerima rebate RM1.52 ? Kerajaan memutuskan untuk mengecualikan surcaj ini sehingga Disember 2018 - sulaimanos

Save On Your TNB Monthly Bills

Jul 2, 2018
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Lets us study your TNB bills and provide you a FREE proposal !

Yes , We specialise in studying our clients TNB bills, to check and calculate if there is any better tariff that TNB can offer. We are not equipment suppliers and we do not NEED to change or install any energy saving devices at your installation.

Our scope is to collect data from your side , do the calculations and prepare all the forms , drawing and any other information that TNB will ask for.After careful review of our application , TNB will decide if the client qualifies for a cheaper tariff.

We have been successful with some clients and they are now enjoying savings in their TNB Bills.

Please contact One Alpha Group at 03 - 77340415/ 016 - 4229540 or email us with your company details and provide us 6 months TNB latest bills via this link ZERO COST PROPOSAL

What Does An Energy Manager Do?

Jun 26, 2018
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An in-house energy manager is an increasingly important member of the team for large corporations in many countries throughout the world. It is less true in South East Asia, which is why One Alpha Group offers the services of our own energy manager to our clients.

Do you need, or could you benefit and profit from, employing a staff energy manager? At the moment, this is probably questionable for most businesses across this region, unless you are a very largest conglomerate, although this is changing and the changes will accelerate in the future. So, how about using an independent energy manger such as the experts at One Alpha Group.

Well, why would you? What benefits are there to your business to do so? Hopefully, this article will give you a clearer understanding of what an energy manager actually does, as this should allow you to form your own informed conclusion.

So, let's begin with a definition of what energy management is. Based on the guidance of several prominent websites, a 'composite' definition would run something like 'energy management is the determinative or astute assessment of energy usage'. It is all about maximising energy efficiency, be it the energy usage of buildings, equipment, plant or even systems and processes. As an integral element of this task, an energy manager is heavily involved in planning new projects and in upgrading pre-existing ones.

The prime role of an energy manager is to assess energy usage, systems and processes so that they can recommend process improvements and how buildings or machinery might be modified to become more energy and therefore cost-effective. Arguably, more importantly, they will be involved in the initial planning and construction of your factory, office building or hotel to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible from the very first time you open the doors!

Your energy manager will carefully audit your energy consumption so they can make an accurate assessment of the costs of the energy you use, taking into account the specific circumstances of your business allied to any previous planning that has gone into your energy usage.

To begin with, a large part of the job is observation, monitoring and assessment, sometimes using specialised (and very sophisticated) equipment such as a thermal imaging camera. Following this, they prepare recommendations and plans about how, where and why modifications should be made, primarily focusing on the cost benefits of greater energy efficiency but often on improving safety as well, especially for older, existing business sites.

The role of the energy manager is rather different when they are involved in new developments or designs, although it is unquestionably true that they fulfil a role that is every bit as vital.

Now, they work closely with the M&E engineers and all the other engineering staff involved in the project to implement energy efficient plan and to make sure that it is completed to the required professional and legal standards and certifications, on time and within budget. This may also involve them in reviewing future plans for the development, to ensure that they satisfy the overall concept and objective of the initial design and objectives.

An energy manager is expected to write plans and reports for submission to management and in some cases, they may even be tasked with identifying appropriate funding sources for individual projects and developments.

All this should make it abundantly clear that being an energy manager is a complex, involved and highly professional branch of engineering, but it doesn't stop here! In some organisations and situations, energy managers are also tasked with the job of auditing and managing water usage as well, once again, with the objective of minimising wastage to optimise business expenses.

From all this, it can be seen that an energy manager has a lot to offer any business, no matter how big or small that organisation might be, not least, greater energy efficiency (that is, improved environmental credibility), significant cost savings and perhaps major safety improvements as well.

If you don't have a qualified, professional energy manager on your staff that you can rely on, shouldn't you be contacting One Alpha Group right now? It is never too late, but it can never be too soon either ...

10 Ideas On How To Reduce Energy

Jun 25, 2018
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It is important to use energy efficiency and one of the biggest reason is using less energy can have positive results  for environment and ecology in long terms.
 
We would like to share ideas on how to reduce energy for  industry and commercial area.
 
Tips prepared by En Fikri ( intership student )

Electrical Consultants - 7 Free Power (And Money) Saving Tips

Jun 16, 2018
Electrical Consultants - 7 Free Power (And Money) Saving Tips
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As a leading electrical consultant in Malaysia, the staff of One Alpha Group appreciate perhaps better than most that the nature of all types of business tends to change, grow and develop over time, and electrical consultancy is no different in this respect. A modern specialist electrical consultant has much more on his (or her) plate than they would have had in the past, with – for example – far greater emphasis placed on energy efficiency or conservation nowadays than at any time in the past.

From an electrical consultants perspective, the prime reason for a business user practising electrical energy efficiency in the past were economic, driven by using less power to save money. This of course still applies today.

However, electrical energy efficiency for businesses has become a 'hot' topic over the past few years because of the fact that the vast majority of the electrical energy we consume is generated by burning non-renewable fossil fuels. On our current trajectory, these will begin to run out within the next generation or two, at which point, we are in big, big trouble.

This is not electrical consultancy expertise on display – simply common, plain good sense!

So, every modern business has a duty to understand and implement as many energy saving methods and strategies as they can, from the simplest to the most complex and involved. Let's consider '10 of the best', some straightforward, some slightly less so:

  1. Are you utilising the available natural light to the best of your ability, taking account of both convenience and safety? If office windows are shaded, for example, is it really necessary?

  2. Switch off and unplug unused electrical devices such as desktop PCs, printers, etc, when not in use. As long as they remain switched on or even just plugged in, they are potential power drains.

  3. Similarly, teach and coach your people to switch off lights when leaving the room. Better yet, you set the example and lead the way!

  4. Consider the tools and machines you use, and whether they are as energy efficient as they can be. If not, maybe now is a good time to think about replacing them? Sure, there is some capital cost involved, but future energy savings may cover this many times over.

  5. In older industrial premises, when was the last time you had the building structure checked for power leakages in hidden places using a thermographic scanner or camera? If the answer is 'a long time ago' or even 'never', who knows how much money you might be wasting, or how dangerous it might be? One Alpha Group has the latest thermographic scanning equipment available, and the specialised electrical consultants to use them. Contact us now.

  6. Think about switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs for short. Longer term, these can save your business a lot of money. For example, a CFL can provide 10,000 hours of light using just over US$10 of electricity, whereas the same task would burn up to 7 traditional bulbs at a cost of over US$48 of electrical power. Sure, the CFL is more expensive upfront, but the long-term savings are clearly attractive.

  7. Use the knowledge of a specialised electrical consultancy like One Alpha Group to thoroughly 'audit' your business for energy efficiency, and therefore maximum cost offset. In our experience, most businesses can slash energy costs, but it often takes a neutral, objective eye to spot how and where. A no-obligation call to ask us to help is all it takes!

So, there you have 7 easy electrical consultants tips and ideas about how you can save energy and ultimately money within the day to day running of your business. Contact us anytime to discuss these ideas further ...

Laporan Prestasi Keselamatan Elektrik 2016

Jun 14, 2018
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Mengikut laporan dari Suruhanjaya Tenaga pada tahun 2016, Kegagalan penyenggaraan atau pemasangan dengan sempurna telah dikenalpasti sebagai punca tertinggi yang menyumbang berlakunya kes kemalangan elektrik iaitu sebanyak 85 kes atau 32% daripada jumlah keseluruhan kes yang disiasat. Ini diikuti dengan kegagalan mematuhi prosedur kerja selamat sebanyak 81 kes (30.5%) dan aktiviti kerja orang awam berhampiran pepasangan elektrik sebanyak 38 kes (14.3%).
 
Untuk download laporan penuh , sila ke laman web Suruhanjaya Tenaga di 
http://www.st.gov.my/en/contents/files/download/101/ST-Laporan_Prestasi_Keselamatan_Elektrik_2016.pdf

Why A TNB Tariff Audit Now?

Jun 12, 2018
Why A TNB Tariff Audit Now?
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In this article, I'm going to highlight why every commercial customer of TNB throughout Malaysia should take advantage of the TNB tariff audit service offered by the One Alpha Group.

As every business owner and householder in Malaysia knows, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, or TNB for short, is the only electric utility company in Peninsular Malaysia and also the biggest publicly-listed power company in Southeast Asia. However, not everyone is aware that the way TNB "bills" commercial and domestic customers is different, and that within these differences may lurk hidden hazards for your business.

As a commercial TNB customer, the amount that you pay for your electricity is dictated by the tariff rating or category that TNB decides is appropriate for your business.

Perhaps surprisingly, there are 'grey areas' within the system, as not every specific type or style of business is classified by the TNB rules. Of course, the higher the tariff, the more you are paying for the power your business consumes. Thus, it follows that sometimes mistakes occur and it, therefore, makes sense to be certain that the tariff rate that your company is subject to is at the most appropriate level.

So, how can you know whether you are paying too much or not?

Well, on your own, it would be very difficult (if not impossible) to do so. After all, no-one at TNB is really likely to know how accurate your tariff is without proper professional assistance, and even if they do know, are they likely to tell you? All of which means you need the TNB tariff audit expertise of the One Alpha Group as soon as possible.

We are experts at checking tariff categorisation or levels. A quick glance at your latest TNB bill is all we need to identify whether there might be scope for improving your tariff situation.

And, trust me, the level of savings that we have achieved for our clients have often been very significant indeed, oftentimes running to four or five figures each and every month! For proof of this, just glance at some of the figures quoted by clients on our Testimonials page.

So, how much does this service cost? After all, cost savings of the magnitude enjoyed by these customers cannot come 'cheap', right?

Maybe the single most surprising aspect of this service is that the One Alpha Group, one of the very, very few companies in Malaysia qualified and capable of facilitating it, is able to do this with no upfront cost to you whatsoever.

Here's how our TNB tariff audit service works.

You contact us and supply a copy of your latest TNB bill. At a glance, we are able to identify whether there might be some chance that we can convince TNB that you are paying more than you should be and that the tariff level needs to be reduced.

We negotiate with TNB on your behalf, to see what savings can be agreed. All being well, they reduce the tariff and you immediately enjoy a significant reduction in the amount you pay for power.

We agree with you that a percentage of this saving is paid to us for a fixed period of time as our 'fee'. After this period, the savings are yours to enjoy in their entirety, with our compliments.

Thus, taking advantage of our tariff audit service is totally risk-free for you, because if we cannot save you any money, you don't pay us a penny!

Here's what should be the final 'clincher'.

As our significant successes in the past very adequately demonstrate, One Alpha Group is considered seriously enough by TNB to be listened to. We know that this puts us in a privileged position that few other engineering companies in the country enjoy, which is why our TNB tariff audit services are so successful.

Shouldn't your business begin investigating how much money the One Alpha Group TNB tariff audit can save for you, with a quick phone call to your nearest One Alpha office right now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI 2018/1439 H

Jun 12, 2018
SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI 2018/1439 H
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Pengurusan One Alpha Group mengucapkan selamat menyambut Aidil Fitri kepada semua pelanggan dan team one alpha group yang berugama Islam.

The Journey of TNB Meters

Jun 9, 2018
The Journey of TNB Meters
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Ini adalah rekabentuk meter TNB sejak tahun 1968 hingga 2013 iaitu dari meter konvensional kepada smart meter dengan pelbagai fungsi.
Gambar ini diambil ketika admin ke Pejabat TNB, Jalan Timor, Petaling Jaya baru - baru ini ketika membantu pelanggan kami membuat permohonan "Load Profile" bagi membantu pelanggan membuat analisa pemilihan skim tarif.



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