In common with many other Council’s Restormel Borough Council in Cornwall had a number of leisure centre facilities that were significant users of energy.

The Council identified three centres – Waterworld, Newquay Sports Centre and Polkyth Leisure Centre – where they wanted to achieve the highest efficiency rating and turned to Powerstar to provide a solution that would reduce electricity consumption by optimising the incoming voltage to each facility.Powerstar Case Study -Cornwall Leisure Centres

Restormel was a borough of Cornwall – one of the six that made up the county. Its council was based in St Austell and included Newquay within its borders. Following the 2009 structural changes to local government in England the district was abolished on 1 April 2009 and succeeded by the Cornwall County Unitary Authority.

The Challenge

Waterworld in Newquay, the Newquay Sports Centre and Polkyth Leisure Centre were high users of energy.

The council sought a way to reduce both the cost of electricity and by using less energy cut back on the CO2 emissions. Powerstar was invited to demonstrate whether voltage optimisation at each site would deliver an effective solution and help the council with its efforts to achieve the highest efficiency rating for its buildings.

cornwall3Three Powerstar systems were installed and achieved average savings of 12.5% across the three leisure centres.

At Polkyth a 4% optimisation resulted in an 11.5% saving, whilst in Newquay at Waterworld a 5% optimisation achieved a 13% saving.

The Solution

Three Powerstar systems were installed and achieved average savings of 12.5% across the three leisure centres.

At Polkyth a 4% optimisation resulted in an 11.5% saving, whilst in Newquay at Waterworld a 5% optimisation achieved a 13% saving.

The Business Benefits

Total electricity consumption was reduced by an average of 12.5% across the three leisure centres chosen for voltage optimisation.

Alongside the councils other efficiency measures as a direct result of Powerstar’s installation the council was able to achieve excellent efficiency ratings. By using less energy the council was also able to reduce its carbon footprint.

Quotation From Customer

“As part of our efforts to achieve the highest efficiency rating for our Buildings, Powerstar has been installed to three leisure centres within the council. The results have been exciting with an average of 12.5% reduction in the three leisure centres. As a direct result of the Powerstar installation and other efficiency measures, our efficiency ratings were excellent.“

Martin Perrow
Energy Manager, Restormel Borough Council

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