Voltage Optimisation technology delivered thousands of pounds of energy savings in Co-operative food stores.
The textile industry includes energy-intensive manufacturing processes that can result in very significant energy costs and associated carbon emissions. For British manufacturers, this makes for a highly competitive global market where many competitors enjoy significantly lower energy costs and less stringent environmental regulations. Keeping competitive and maintaining narrow profit margins means that British textile producers need to innovate and secure savings wherever possible, as well as clearly demonstrating a commitment to minimising their environmental impact.
Better energy efficiency is a key way to reduce both energy costs and carbon emissions. Powerstar specialise in supporting manufacturers to find solutions that allow them to use energy more efficiently, identify areas for improvement and protect sites from the risk of power disruption.
Reducing Environmental Impact
Growing criticism of ‘fast fashion’ has seen the textiles industry under fire for a lack of progress on mitigating environmental impact. For manufacturers, the ability to demonstrate a clear carbon reduction strategy and a commitment to achieving net zero is a crucial part of your brand’s reputation amongst consumers, retailers and investors. Powerstar’s technologies help customers to achieve demonstrable reductions in carbon emissions while also lowering energy costs and minimising disruption.
The rising cost of raw materials and supply chain costs have both taken their toll on the profitability of textiles manufacturing. Often, many of the rising costs they experience are outside of their control, while retailers limit the amount of increased cost that can be passed on to consumers. Energy costs, by being more energy efficient and using energy more intelligently, is one way that manufacturers can take control over their costs.
Solving Complex Problems
Increased electrification and digitisation in manufacturing offers substantial benefits for manufacturers, both in terms of better productivity and reducing the carbon emissions that come with fossil fuel-powered processes. However, new electrification works and upgrades bring with them substantial increases to a site’s power demand, which may not be available or practical for sites with a constrained distribution network. Powerstar’s smart microgrid solutions are often the most practical, cost-effective way of resolving these issues without the need for costly grid connection works.
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