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What does KVA stand for?

KVA stands for kilovolt-ampere and is a unit used to express power. You agree a KVA level with your distributor. It’s important to determine your correct KVA level as if you over-estimate your level, you may end up paying more for your energy. If you underestimate your level, you can end up putting your appliances under stress and making your business more susceptible to power outages.

To establish your KVA level, you and your network provider will need to take into account your maximum KVA demand from the past 12 months. You will be able to compare this to your current agreed KVA level and see if any alterations need to be made.

Establishing your correct KVA level

We will need to review the last 12 months of your monthly maximum KVA demand from your network provider (not automatically your electric supplier). Once we have this information we are able to plot your maximum demand against your current KVA level.

If your KVA level is set too high you will be being charged for energy that you will never use, however if your KVA level is set too low you could be putting your wiring and electrical appliances under stress.