This UK manufacturer was able to eliminate 75 tonnes of carbon equivalent from their annual footprint with the help of voltage regulation
Reducing Energy Bills
The transition to renewable energy has created a lot of volatility in the power market, with large jumps in electricity prices increasingly common.
A complex range of additional tariffs, known as green levies, are expected to continue to push electricity prices upwards. Green levies now make up a large portion of overall costs. The need to reduce energy bills will become a critical consideration for any commercial, industrial, or public sector organisation.
How technology can lower energy costs?
Introducing on-site generation of electricity will be one of the most significant ways of reducing energy bills. With sufficient generation and a battery energy storage system, a site can potentially generate all of the electricity that it needs from free sources such as sun and wind.
However, even smaller on-site generation can be coupled with a microgrid control system to automatically manage a site’s power. This uses artificial intelligence to predict how much energy will be generated on-site, and what the site’s power demands are likely to be.
Combined with the varying cost of purchasing electricity from the National Grid, the control system can ensure that the site always uses the cheapest energy to achieve its aims.
Voltage Regulation is a much quicker and easier technology to add to a site but will provide a measurable, tangible saving to electricity consumption and costs.
Which sectors benefit most from reducing energy bills?
The larger your electricity spend, the more important it is likely to be for you to reduce that cost. Furthermore, the investment required to implement technology on site is less significant relative to the savings you will get.
Nonetheless, all of the technology mentioned above is scalable and can be applied to any commercial or industrial site. All of the core sectors have historically benefitted from fast payback times on their investment in Powerstar technology.
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