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The defence sector, as well as the manufacturers that supply them, have critical energy management needs that make a smart microgrid an ideal solution. The ‘always on’ nature of security sites and the need for effective power resilience, completely independent from grid supply if required, is a primary driver of take-up. However, improved sustainability and reduced energy costs are just some of the further benefits of a microgrid

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Powerstar Roundup /

Welcome to the latest round-up. We have pulled together some of the biggest developments in energy resilience into one, convenient list to help you keep up to date with the ever-moving landscape of the UK’s energy sector.  1) Britain forced to fire up coal power station amid record power prices and winter squeeze Two coal

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Fault currents present a threat to your site’s power infrastructure, your security of supply and you net zero ambitions. The changing way the UK collectively generates power, as well as how end users utilise it, also means that the risk of experiencing fault currents has increased. Here, we lay out what they are, what causes them, and how

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It’s fast approaching a year since the publication of ‘Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service’, and suppliers have a critical role to play in meeting net zero targets and deadlines.  Identified within ‘NHS Carbon Footprint Plus’ and responsible for over 60% of carbon emissions across the NHS, the target dates for suppliers to achieve net zero themselves is set as 2045, with an ambition to reach an 80% reduction

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A growing number of sectors have either already embraced the need for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) backup power, or are now turning to resilience solutions as the impact of power disruption becomes more frequent. Battery energy storage solutions (BESS), rather than traditional, typically lead acid UPS, are growing in popularity, but some businesses may be

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Technology is always evolving. Whether it’s to improve existing services or to fill a specific niche, technologies are constantly changing to ultimately offer organisations better applications, enhanced efficiency and better value. This is especially prevalent in the manufacturing sector. With renewable and efficient energy options becoming more and more obtainable, UK manufacturers are making the

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A growing number of businesses and organisations across a range of sectors are coming to the realisation that procurement alone is not enough to deliver on their energy goals. Properly integrated technology solutions will be required to address conflicting priorities: the cost of energy, the need for security of supply, and the need to improve

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Coffee Break With... /

Once a month, we’ll be sharing a morning coffee break with one of the Powerstar team to find out more insight into their day-to-day role and why they enjoy working within the Energy sector. This month, we’ve caught up with our Business Development Manager, Ricky Higgins, who has been with Powerstar for nearly 8 years.

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