The County Council installed twenty two voltage optimisation units in its larger sites:
- Leisure Centres
- Care Homes
The purpose ofthese units is to even out the voltage across a given site, resulting in more efficient use of equipment.
Benefits derived from this scheme include the following:
- Financial savings in energy consumption
- Lower carbon emissions (between 10 and 15 per cent)
- Extended life of equipment
Funding for a number ofthe installations was made by SALIX and the capital cost is some £50,000. This outlay is expected to be recovered after three to five years.
Name: Gerald Israel
Title/role: Energy Manager
Organisation: Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Telephone: 07799 132160