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Powerstar 2020 Round-Up

As 2021 begins, Powerstar looks back on some of the top news and articles from the past year.

1. Major SAVINGS FOR PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITY IN MARYLAND, USA: VOLTAGE OPTIMISATION CASE STUDY

Voltage Optimisation Case StudyOne of Powerstar’s latest international voltage optimisation case studies highlights a significant electrical consumption saving for Mount St. Mary’s University, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland in the USA. Due to Powerstar’s patented and award-winning technology, as well as customer-focused, bespoke approach, Powerstar was chosen to assist Mount St. Mary’s achieve these goals.

Learn more about this case study

2. WEATHERING THE STORM OF WINTER ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Winter energy managementEnergy management continues to become increasingly complex for businesses, with heavier targets on carbon emissions, rising energy costs and changes towards renewable energy. Therefore, in the winter months especially, it is vital for businesses to adopt effective energy management. 

Read more about energy management

3. THE TARGETED CHARGING REVIEW: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Targeted Charging ReviewThe Targeted Charging Review (TCR) was undertaken by Ofgem to understand and assess how residual network changes should be set and recovered in Great Britain as the energy network continues to evolve.

Key drivers of the review

4. POWERSTAR APPRENTICESHIPS BRINGING NEW ENERGY

Powerstar ApprenticeshipsPowerstar prides itself on its apprenticeship scheme as it helps drive the company forward through bringing new energy to the business. As apprentices make up the skilled energy industry leaders of the future, this blog explores how one of Powerstar’s current apprentices is progressing in their role.

Discover more about apprenticeships at Powerstar

5. THE ISSUE OF POWER RESILIENCE RISING UP THE AGENDA (INDUSTRY INSIGHT)

How energy is generated and consumed in the UK continues to be under intense scrutiny due to its role in climate change, but often the issue of power resilience is overlooked, despite it being an important matter which affects multiple energy users.

Read the Industry Insight

6. ACHIEVING ELECTRICITY COST SAVINGS AND ENHANCING ENERGY FLEXIBILITY – WEBINAR ON DEMAND

Energy Flexibility WebinarOn Thursday 30th April 2020, Powerstar’s CEO, Dr Alex Mardapittas, delivered an informative webinar for businesses to understand how they can reduce energy costs, protect their business’ operations from power failures and enhance energy flexibility.

Watch the webinar on demand

7. ENHANCING ENERGY FORECASTING AND OPTIMISATION: DELTA LAB UPDATE

This article explores the research and developments from Powerstar’s innovation team within the Delta Lab, specifically, an energy forecasting and optimisation project by Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate, Dr. Rui Zheng.

Discover more about Delta Lab’s research and developments

8. ADDRESSING ENERGY COSTS AT ZARA SOLIHULL: RETAIL CASE STUDY

Zara Voltage Optimisation Case StudyThe latest Powerstar Voltage Optimisation case study, which showcases the achievable benefits within the retail sector, is for Zara, a popular and renowned international fashion company.

Read the Zara Case Study

9. A STRATEGIC VIEW OF ENERGY (INDUSTRY INSIGHT)

energy as an assetThe start of 2020 saw a range of deadlines which will directly, or indirectly, have significant effects on energy in the coming years. It can often be difficult for businesses to distil how energy headlines impact businesses, however this insight identifies some of the key issues which affect businesses.

Read the industry insight

10. STABILITY ISSUES WITH CURRENT ELECTRICITY DEMAND

As UK businesses continue to navigate lockdown restrictions, with many businesses encouraging a home and office working balance, electricity demand is set to fluctuate once again, much like it did during the initial UK lockdown period in Spring 2020.

Find out more about stability issues with the grid

11. CASH-POSITIVE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION POST-COVID – WEBINAR ON DEMAND

funding energy efficiency

On Wednesday 30th September 2020, Powerstar’s Chief Sales Officer, Iain France, delivered a webinar discussing the challenges surrounding funding energy efficiency projects in a post-lockdown world.

Watch the webinar on demand

12. RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES YOU SHOULD CONSIDER FOR YOUR BUSINESS

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published that renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biomass made up 44.6% of the electricity generation in Q2 in 2020. These renewable sources provide several benefits for businesses to make the switch to renewable energy.

Discover more about renewable energy sources

13. WHAT IS ON-SITE ENERGY STORAGE AND WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL?

Reliable access to electricity is necessary for the majority of modern businesses in order to keep operations running smoothly. Many businesses don’t see this as an area in which they can control. On-site energy storage offers an alternative way for businesses to supply energy to their sites.

Learn more about energy storage

14. TREADING THE PATH TO NET ZERO CARBON

Net Zero CarbonClimate changes poses a threat to the whole planet, and significant change is required in order to avoid catastrophic, word-changing events. Despite this being a popular discussion for many years, scientists are now warning we are reaching a critical juncture in reversing the effects, which could transform the landscape of the UK and the world.

Explore more about net zero carbon

 

13 January 2021

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