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BIS cuts energy costs and CO2 emissions

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EMSc (UK), manufacturer of the Star range of energy saving solutions, has installed five of its Powerstar voltage optimisation units at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), resulting in immediate savings in energy consumption and a substantial reduction in electricity costs and CO2 emissions.


Installed after a site survey indicated that the incoming voltage at a number of BIS buildings was high and that the power quality was poor, the Powerstar units have achieved savings of between 6.2% and 13.7% on total electricity consumption, resulting in a significant annual cost saving in excess of £30,000 for BIS. In addition, annual CO2 emissions from the buildings have been reduced by a collective 265 tonnes.

Commenting on the project Dr Alex Mardapittas, EMSc (UK) managing director and designer of Powerstar said: “Our team’s engineering expertise and project led approach ensured that we were able to tailor the correct solution for BIS. This meant that we were not only able to optimise savings, but also address the power quality issues.”

Powerstar is a triple wound system with a patented design that actively reduces a considerable percentage of electrical energy consumption. The system, which is designed and manufactured in the UK, generally achieves average savings of 12-15%, improves the life expectancy of electrical equipment, and enhances power quality by reducing harmonics.

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