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Optimising power at EA to save 12 percent CO2

11 November 2009

The Environment Agency has become the latest government agency to install voltage power optimisation (VPO) and will install powerPerfector units across 33 of its sites.

The estimated effect to these buildings will be a 12 percent reduction in carbon emissions per year and energy savings totaling up to £200,000 - meaning the initiative will have paid for itself within three to four years.
powerPerfector's guaranteed delivery of carbon savings and return on investment has seen a number of leading Blue Chip organisations install VPO units throughout the UK, and in the public sector DECC, DEFRA, Ofgem and DFID, are already receiving the benefit of huge savings in both carbon and costs.
"We are delighted to have been chosen by the Environment Agency as a partner in their energy efficiency programme," says Angus Robertson CEO of powerPerfector. "Energy management has to be a core element of any organisational strategy addressing the need to meet the CRC. This decision demonstrates the EA's commitment to take a lead in reducing costs, and more importantly carbon, on a positive investment basis."
Commenting on the contribution powerPerfector will make to the Environment Agency's energy management strategy, Graham Ledward, Director of Resources at the Environment Agency said: "The UK has a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. This is a difficult but vital task if we are to prevent severe climate change. However, improved environmental performance does not have to mean increased costs. In fact, good environmental performance makes business sense because it can cut costs. From April 2010 many large businesses and public sector organisations including the Environment Agency will need to register under the Government's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, which is designed to reduce carbon emissions. I would encourage businesses to see this as an opportunity, to build environmental credibility and save money."
powerPerfector was introduced into the UK in 2001 and is the only in voltage power optimisation technology, helping business cut its power and carbon consumption by up to 20% without compromising supply. Over 310,000 units have been installed worldwide to date with up to 50 being fitted in the UK each week. UK savings to November 2009 equate to £26m.


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