Friday, 5 April 2013
Energy efficiency the bigger picture
In order to make improvements we need to be able to measure the amount of electrical energy control energy effectively.
Energy measurement is essential for energy management. Therefore, the design of the electrical distribution system needs to be carried out in such a way that will allow the metering and control of the various electrical loads in an installation.
A further key point when designing a new installation includes determination of the most energy-efficient location of the transformers and switchboards in an installation in order to reduce the
electrical losses within the electrical distribution system.
The objective is to locate the transformer and switchboard at the centre of the group of loads they are feeding. Also, in order to have an energy efficient installation, losses in equipment need to be as low as possible.