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What is Voltage Optimisation
Voltage Optimisation or voltage management as it is sometimes called is a device that controls voltage levels on a user’s site. It is a transformer based technology which stabilise’s and regulates the incoming grid voltage, therefore returning an excellent energy saving.
How does it work
Supplying a controlled voltage is essential to making large energy savings. Voltage Optimisation works by reducing a buildings incoming voltage inline with limits of European harmonized voltage. All machines and appliances built after 1993 are designed to work at 220v, however the average voltage in Manchester is 242v. The unit usually is sited where your incoming electricity supply enters the building and is installed after your utility meter. It’s very low maintenance and should only be serviced every 12 months.
Should I install Voltage Optimisation
Benefits over a whole site with Voltage Optimisation can be as high as a 20% reduction in energy costs. Further benefits include longer appliance and machine life and reduced maintenance costs. Although suitable for the majority of sites, Voltage Optimisation doesn’t work on every appliance, therefore a full survey should be carried out.
Voltage Optimsation – Commercial
Commercial Voltage Optimisation is a great method for the majority of UK businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and subsequently their energy costs. The incoming electricity supply to your business will vary over the year and is controlled by the local Network Operator. This varying electricity supply damages machines and reduces the working life as it’s is having to deal with an over supply of electricity. Today’s machines are not designed to cope with higher voltage for extended periods of time.
All electrical appliances that are rated at 220V could be operating at a voltage higher than is needed. This means it’s using much more electricity than it should do, therefore this a waste of energy. Reducing voltage significantly reduces energy costs which will make bsuiness more profitable.
- Reduces electrical consumption onsite by an average of 12-20%.
- Relatively simple to install
- Allows savings from day 1 with zero capital expenditure (use of savings to fund technology)
- Return on Investment – typical payback less than 3 years
- Reduced equipment maintenance costs
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