Load Control

What is Load Control?

Load control is sometimes known as “ripple control” and is the way that TLC and other network companies actively reduce electrical load on their networks. By sending a signal through the power lines TLC is able to switch off any items that are connected to ripple relays.  Most commonly these items will be hot water cylinders.  When appropriate a signal is sent out to turn these items back on.

Why Do We Load Control?

TLC's load control system is the primary tool available (other than heavy capital investments) for ensuring the capacity requirements of its network can be met, and ensuring that customers have access to a sustainable, right-sized network.
 
The need for load control is driven by a combination of voltage and capacity requirements, cost avoidance for the use of Transpower assets and emergency events.  It is not uncommon for some or all of these reasons to be in play at the same time.
 

For more information on load management and load shifting techniques and technologies please contact the Customer Team on 0800 367 546, option 1.

 

LOAD CONTROL CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME AND FOR UP TO 12 HOURS A DAY