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2 Sisters Food Group started out in the early 1990’s and have grown to become one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Europe producing branded and retailer own brand pizzas, pies, poultry, puddings, ready meals and ranges of soup.

They employ around 23,000 people at sites across the UK and Europe.

Gunstones Bakery at Dronfield, part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, produces a wide range of own label sandwiches, sushi and bread based products.

INSTALLATION & SAVINGS

Following the installation of three Powerstar units at Gunstone’s Bakery (Dronfield) the following savings have been achieved.

Powerstar installation (TX2):

The average consumption the month before the Powerstar Installation for this transformer was 530.2kW per hour while after the installation this was reduced to 486.7kW per hour.

  • Savings of 8.20%.
  • An average direct saving of 43.5kW per hour.
  • Therefore based on 360 days of production per year, the total savings on TX2 are 395,491kWh per year.
  • Based on 6p/kWh the saving is £22,529 per year.

Powerstar installation (TX3):

The average consumption the month before the Powerstar Installation for this transformer was 430.1kW per hour while after the installation this was reduced to 387.8kW per hour.

  • Savings of 9.84%.
  • An average direct saving of 33.5kW per hour.
  • Therefore based on 360 days of production per year, the total savings on TX3 are 365,883kWh per year.
  • Based on 6p/kWh the saving is £21,953 per year.

Powerstar Installation (TX4):

The average consumption the month before the Powerstar Installation for this transformer was 345.6kW per hour while after the installation this was reduced to 312.0kW per hour.

  • Savings of 9.70%.
  • An average direct saving of 42.3kW per hour.
  • Therefore based on 360 days of production per year, the total savings on TX4 are 289,561kWh per year.
  • Based on 6p/kWh the saving is £17,374 per year.

SAVINGS SUMMARY

In total this equates to an average saving of 119.3kW per hour this equates to 1,030,935kWh (Based on electricity consumption in the two month period and extrapolated to twelve months) per annum based on 360 production days per annum. This equates to £61,856 per annum.

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