Updated: Apr 29
What is Ripple Control?
Ripple Control is the result of a type of power load management, know as ripple control. Load management is used to allow utilities to reduce electricity demand during peak usage times.
This is a cheaper and more reliable alternative to using peaking power plants, of which some can take more than an hour to bring online, which makes load management even more critical if a plant goes offline unexpectedly.
THE PROBLEM: Adams received an afterhours call during the Easter break from a tenant, who had no hot water.
ADAMS' SOLUTION: Our Adams on-call electrician called to check the hot water cylinder, they checked and tested the element in the thermostat in the hot water cylinder, they found both were working fine. On further investigation the electrician traced the issue back to the ripple control, and advised the tenant to contact their power company to sort the issue.
Problem solving easily.