What is Notified Maximum Demand?
The impact of a sudden spike in demand on the electricity network, and Eskom’s ability to effectively deal with the increase in demand, can put the electricity supply at risk and result in supply interruptions. This comes with the risk of power outages, which are not only inconvenient, but could have a negative impact on customers connected to that specific line of supply.
Solutions to avoid NMD fees
When you exceed your NMD, an excess network access fee is charged depending on your tariff type. This is calculated by multiplying the amount exceeded (kVA) above your NMD by the number of months you have exceeded it over a rolling 12-month period. You can, however, avoid or minimise the excess network access charges by employing any of the following solutions: