Retrofit : Volume 3 Issue 2 2014
62 • retrofit australia • volume 3 number 2 | 2014 | Voltage Optimisation how does vpo work? P ut simply, most electrical equipment is designed and manufactured to run at 220 volts; however, most buildings are supplied voltage much higher than this. As a result, buildings use more electricity than they actually need, simply because their power is not optimised. If your power is not optimised, you are paying for up to 20 per cent more electricity than you need and, at the same time, emitting up to 15 per cent more CO2. VPO regulates and controls the voltage supplied to a building, helping to lower electricity bills, protect vital electrical infrastructure and help equipment work more efficiently for longer. Savings in energy (kilowatt hours) consumption, on average, range from eight per cent to 12 per cent. Commercial Club, Albury One of the latest to join the growing list of clubs implementing voltage power optimisation is the Commercial Club, Albury. Founded in 1903, the Commercial Club now has more than 30,000 members, making it the largest club in the region. The Commercial Club looked at multiple technologies before deciding to implement VPO technology. The technology chosen by Commercial Club is implemented by Forum Enviro’s powerPerfector. Commercial gains in Albury pRoviDED By foRum GRoup Voltage power optimisation (VPO) is a technology that optimises a site’s power supply to provide financial, energy and carbon savings – simultaneously correcting the problem of over- voltage on the supply network and improving the quality of power entering the building.
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