VPO makes waves in Maroubra
By Sustainability Matters Staff
Friday, 23 May, 2014
Maroubra Seals Sports and Community Club (MSSCC) has over 10,000 members and employs 40 people. As part of its drive to reduce overheads and carbon emissions, MSSCC asked Forum Group to appraise the business case for voltage power optimisation (VPO).
Forum Group’s VPO technology, powerPerfector, regulates and controls the voltage supplied to a building, helping lower electricity bills, protect vital electrical infrastructure and help equipment work more efficiently for longer. Top line savings in energy (kWh) consumption are from 8-12%.
MSSCC features a gym, restaurants, pool, gaming areas and bar areas, and different electrical equipment reacts differently to an optimised voltage. The energy use of most types of lighting will be reduced by having it supplied at the correct voltage. For lighting systems with electronic ballast, harmonic distortion is filtered and efficiency is improved.
powerPerfector supplies a stable voltage supply and protects against common transients and suppresses harmonics, particularly the triple-n frequencies. These power conditioning benefits, in conjunction with operating at an optimum voltage, reduce the strain on electrical equipment, so maintenance can be reduced as well.
The installation of VPO has saved MSSCC around 9.3% against expected consumption, equivalent to an annual reduction in energy spend of over $22,000. Furthermore, stated MSSCC General Manager Peter Reid, “Basically now that the powerPerfector is installed we have forgotten it’s there; it’s quiet, clean and maintenance-free.
“It is really the perfect technology: install and forget. But the savings are certainly there and will keep adding up over the next five decades.”
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