Accession Number : ADA299127

Title :   Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Electrical Billing Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Holcomb, Franklin H. ; Windingland, Larry M.

PDF Url : ADA299127

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) operates and manages Army and Air Force exchange activities worldwide. Since electric utility use for AAFES and other activities is metered for kWh only (not actual kW demand), Directorate of Public Works (DPW) billings use an average consumption charge, which may over- or undercharge users. This study was undertaken to determine the impact if AAFES activities were billed for their actual electric consumption and demand rather than for an average consumption charge. Three AAFES facilities were monitored for electric consumption and demand during July, August, and September 1994. In all three cases, the average consumption charge gave higher annual totals for electrical usage than charges based on separate consumption and demand. The study recommended that, before AAFES facilities incorporate utility style billing, installation DPWs should: (1) survey facilities to ensure that electrical meters are accurate, and (2) factor in additional costs associated with the change. Then, if the change is found to be warranted, meters capable of recording both kWh consumption and kW demand with automated data collection capabilities should be used to reduce the time required for meter reading and billing preparation.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *ELECTRIC POWER, AUTOMATION, FACILITIES, ARMY FACILITIES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, COSTS, SURVEYS, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, DATA ACQUISITION, CONSUMPTION, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, EXCHANGE, READING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE