The struggling tabloid “I” newspaper was chuffed to be sponsored by Octopus Energy for a four page supplement. It was entitled Energy Saving Special. Which largely consisted of advertising and editorial, urging householders to switch to buying electricity from Octopus.
The average supply voltage in the UK is 242V. Because of that electricity supplied to many sites across the UK is higher than necessary and responsible for energy losses in voltage dependant equipment. Electrical Review spoke to Wilson Power Solutions.
Voltage management is an energy saving technique addressing this issue by modifying supply voltage to a site in order to reduce losses in voltage dependent equipment. There are a number of dedicated voltage management solution providers in the UK. But it’s an increasingly well know “secret” that for sites with MV supply, a simple, straight forward and cost effective solution exists that doesn’t require any dedicated voltage management equipment: Managing site supply voltage at source via MV/LV supply transformer(s).
Within any company, a defective electrical cable has the power to cause significant disruption. Heightened safety risks and interruptions to business operations mean that detecting and resolving these problems is crucial – especially when high voltages are involved. Dan Wagner, operations manager at Smith Brothers, explores the methods, apparatus and expertise involved in specialist cable fault testing.
Clearing operations at Germany’s embattled Hambach Forest , to make way for utility RWE’s proposed expansion of a lignite coal mine, were halted by a Munster court. Asked to decide whether the forest is protected by EU environmental rules, the judges said RWE did not provide sufficient evidence why cutting down the old forest is, as claimed, to maintain energy supply security. They ordered that deforestation be stopped.
Plans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria are moving closer to collapse. Nugen, owned by Toshiba, the troubled Japanese conglomerate, is laying off 60% of the staff involved with developing its Moorside plant. If no buyer is found before January, then the venture is likely to be abandoned altogether.