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Installing devices that improve the quality of power delivered to plant and equipment can save your electricity costs plus increase the life of your equipment.

Power Factor Correction (PFC)

Power Factor is a measure of how effectively your business is using power and is expressed as a numerical value between zero and one.

The higher the power factor, the more effective the electrical equipment is being used e.g. a power factor of 0.7 means that 70 per cent of power supplied to the equipment is being used effectively, and 30 per cent is being wasted.

This wastage is an unnecessary cost. Ideally your power factor should be as close to one as possible to ensure your site is using energy efficiently.

Why Improve Power Factor?

Many medium to large businesses are charged a kVA tariff rate. What this means is that you are being charged for the power you are supplied (kVA) rather than the power that you use (kW). In essence you are paying for the wasted power supplied.

Businesses with low power factor (say 0.7 – 0.9) will be paying additional (kVA) charges for this waste.

Depending on the tariff you’re on, power factor correction could be a cost effective initiative for your business to reduce electricity costs.

Power Factor Correction equipment can reduce your business’s electricity bills through lower monthly maximum demand and capacity charges.

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How to Improve Power Factor?

Power Factor can be improved by installing Power Factor Correction (PFC) equipment with Capacitor Banks.

Capacitor Banks work to correct energy supply inefficiencies, while also reducing peak demand on the electricity network. This is a relatively low cost solution to reducing your power bill.

Contact Rexel Energy Solutions today to find out if PFC equipment could benefit your business.

Financial Assistance

There is no need to use your own capital to finance your project. We understand that capital is a scarce resource and that you need it to develop your core business. That’s why Rexel Energy Solutions offers tailored finance solutions created purely to fund compelling energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

 

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Voltage Power Optimisation (VPO)

Rexel Energy Solutions has identified Voltage Power Optimisation (VPO) technology from powerPerfector Australia . This technology is not the same as the basic voltage optimisation. It can offer your business the chance to reduce your electricity consumption across your whole site, typically by 8% to 12%!

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powerPerfector is the market leader both globally and here in Australia. Previously known as Exact Energy, the company is the largest supplier of voltage optimisation in the country.  They are the only supplier of genuine VPO technology in Australia and provide a turnkey solution for implementation. Although a relatively new technology to the Australian market, the success of their installations are evident. They ranked 2nd in the top 100 of the 2013 BRW Fast Starters.

Their technology is  made from ultra-high-purity materials which give it a peak efficiency of 99.94%. The units do not require cooling and run barely above room temperature. With Voltage Power Optimisation your business can fit and forget the technology with absolute confidence that the integrity of your supply will be improved, and your site will be running as efficiently as possible.

CLICK HERE to see how savings can be made by installing VPO Technology in the Wagga Wagga Shopping Centre, NSW. This is one of the largest shopping centres in regional NSW with 21,000m2 of retail space and who reduced its energy use by 15.3%. The savings achieved here reached $90k, with 390tonnes saved in CO2 emissions.

Contact Rexel Energy Solutions today to find out if VPO technology could benefit your business.