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Powerstar, the market-leading energy storage and voltage optimisation brand, has saved a leisure facility in Teesside over 10% in annual electricity consumption after installing a Powerstar LITE voltage optimisation system.

Following on from the success of the Powerstar installation at the Billingham Forum, Splash Stockton is the latest project in the company’s contract to deliver voltage optimisation systems across the Tees Active Ltd. portfolio.

Established in 2004, Tees Active Ltd. is a charitable social enterprise that specialises in the management of facilities and projects with the aim of raising levels of physical activity within the community. It welcomes almost 2 million visitors a year to its facilities and employs 219 staff.

Splash Stockton operates seven days a week, offering a range of equipment and activities, including a swimming pool, Activ8 gym, a large sports hall and food and drinks facilities. Due to increased demand and subsequent development of the facility, Splash Stockton requires a significant amount of electricity.

In view of the facility’s refurbishment and extended opening hours, Powerstar identified the site as an ideal candidate for voltage optimisation technology as it would provide minimal disruption to operations, alongside a short payback period.

After a full site analysis by Powerstar, it was confirmed that the site suffered from over voltage, preventing the majority of equipment from operating at optimum efficiency.

To reduce electricity consumption, energy costs and CO2 emissions, Powerstar installed its 250kVA Powerstar LITE system, with a fixed 20V reduction in supply. The project was delivered as a concept to completion process and is currently achieving significant savings.

Stuart Clegg, Powerstar’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “After the success of our installation with Tees Active Ltd. at the Billingham Forum it’s great to see our next project at Splash Stockton provide significant energy savings for the facility. The results are proving that voltage optimisation technology is an ideal solution for high-energy users looking to reduce electricity consumption and costs.

“Currently, Powerstar LITE is delivering a 10.2% energy saving, alongside an annual 70,326 kWh reduction in electricity for Splash Stockton, allowing the facility to reduce its energy consumption and carbon emissions whilst delivering savings that it can invest into its core activities.”

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