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Energy Efficiency

                  Step 2: Fix the basics

                  Small changes matter


                  Fix the basics

                  Small steps can make a big difference. By investing in energy efficient devices, substantial savings can be achieved. The technology is evolving and the behaviour has to evolve with it. 

                  Power Factor Correction


                  Improving your power factor can reduce your energy bill

                  The quantity of electric motors, induction heaters, and fluorescent lighting installed in commercial and industrial buildings has increased significantly. This reduces the power factor and efficiency of the electrical supply. Utilising power factor correction reduces the reactive current drawn from the electrical supply, reduces/removes reactive power charging, reduces CO2 emissions and kWh consumption, and creates greater supply capacity through more efficient energy use. In carbon emission terms, 95kg of CO2 is saved for every kVAr of PFC installed.

                  > Power factor correction 
                  Power factor correction

                  Culture Change


                  You should encourage staff to switch off devices when not in use

                  Many do not have sufficient experience or resource to develop an internal campaign to save energy focused on the employees. We can place someone within your facility to assist in the development and deployment of a campaign. This can be anything from one day, a week, or a permanent placement for a few weeks or months. The flexibility of this approach allows you to tailor-make the service to your exact requirements.

                  > Read more on Culture change 
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                  Demand Response


                  Revenue opportunities for energy end-users

                  By enrolling in this programme, you agree to reduce your electricity consumption in response to peak system demand, grid emergencies or peak wholesale prices, thereby contributing to grid stability and lower market prices.

                  > More information on Demand Response
                  What’s next? 
                  After fixing the basics, it’s time to automate to really deliver energy savings. Go to Step 3: Automate.
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                  Energy University

                  Energy University

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                  Energy Efficiency Consultancy

                  Energy Efficiency Consultancy

                  How energy efficient is your business?

                  Self assessment tool

                  PFC calculator

                  PFC calculator

                  Tackling Energy Event

                  Tackling Energy Event