We have always advocated that management of electrical power should be the start point of any energy efficiency push - after all what is the point of generating our own free green energy if the circuit voltages we create are consigning all our new equipment to premature failure.
The Voltage Optimisation Problem
There is a direct correlation between your supplied voltages and billing and that it can be managed.We should get 230v most of us get 242v and higher and as we put more renewables on the grid passing electricity both ways its getting higher all the time...Let's be absolutely transparent about this - a Voltage Optimiser itself does not save energy at all in fact it consumes power - it merely derives a reduction in circuit demand and it is entirely dependent on how the equipment in your circuits respond to the voltage being lowered."Dropping electrical pressure to slow leaks is a good if over simplified way to view it."
How to Solve Voltage Optimisation?
Savings of between 5-15% are commonly evidenced and proven post installation.
The Carbon Trust, ESTA and Defra have all implemented Voltage Optimisation as an energy efficiency measure in an attempt to light the way for the rest of industry.
A survey to reveal the savings potential is an informed estimate of how the equipment will respond to the voltage being lowered to a value that is closer to optimal design voltage for the majority of the loads in any one particular circuit.
What is key is the efficiency of the transformers being used to manage your voltages. Traditional wound power transformers typically consume far more power than highly efficient toroidal type transformers and unless your pulling between 60 and 80% of your capacity rating 24/7 a toroidal based solution will definitely be more suited to those with intermittent power use.
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How we can help you?
Our team have over 80 years experience in delivering power solutions and put engineering integrity top of the agenda.
As with PFC we offer a free desktop projection and calculation and we can use the survey from PFC to diagnose an on cost, on time, pertinent solutions and naturally if you proceed with the findings we will discount the survey cost from the turnkey project cost.
To find out what your ROI could be and how much carbon and kW/h call us now for a free consultation without any obligation.