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CORRECTING MOTOR POWER FACTOR CAN IMPROVE EFFICIENCY, INCREASE DISTRIBUTION CAPACITY AND EXTEND EQUI

Motor MaintenanceThe imperative in industry to cut energy costs and reduce green house gases is good news for suppliers of high efficiency motors. However, the projected efficiency gains from using EFF1 or 2 type machines will not be achieved if motor system and supply problems that existed before they were installed are not resolved. One of the most common of these is low power factor.

Motors operated with low power factors are expensive and inefficient. In the worst cases this can result in utility supply companies having to increase their generation and transmission capacity to handle the reactive power component caused by inductive loads. There is a price for this: in the UK, the threshold value for power factor is 0.85, below this figure industrial users are generally charged more by their suppliers.

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Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals go for energy efficiency with wholesale changeover to VSDs a

EFF1 Electric MotorDeritend has completed the commissioning of over 70 individual EFF1 high efficiency electric motors coupled with matched variable speed drives at the Hammersmith Hospital

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Midland-ACS uses smart positioning with HART protocols

Oil refineryUK manufacturer Midland-ACS, has developed a control system capable of operating in the harsh environment of gas turbine heat recovery systems destined for the Al Shaheen oil field in Qatar.
 
Working closely alongside Citech, formerly Alstom Energy Systems SHG ltd., Midland-ACS

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INDUSTRY AND HEALTHCARE

Dalkia PicEnergy costs have doubled over the past two years for many organisations, straining budgets and questioning viability

Energy is used right across your site and buildings, whether you are a manufacturer or health provider. If you can improve your energy efficiency you can reduce your costs

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SOFC Power Plants

SOFC Power PlantCurrent solid oxide fuel cell systems (SOFCs) produce a typical power range of 1-5kW, far from sufficient to meet the multi-megawatt demands placed on a commercial power plant.

To help combat this, the EU has granted

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The Energy Institute

In a competitive world the modern professional body is a vital partner for any individual or organisation. Whether as an individual, you want control of your career and the ability to influence your future, or as an organisation you want to take a leading role in the energy community and the advancement of industry knowledge, the Energy Institute is your vital partner.

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading professional body for the energy industries, representing almost 12,000 professionals both nationally and internationally. A Royal Charter membership organisation, the Energy Institute serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters, creating a home for energy professionals and a scientific and technical reservoir for industry. It is licensed by the Engineering Council (UK) to offer Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to engineers.

For more information please visit www.theenergyinst.org.uk

Reliant Energy Launches New Services To Help Customers Save Energy

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Reliant Energy, a company that provides electricity and energy services to retail customers, is introducing two new services – an in-home energy audit and home electricity review – to help customers understand and manage the use of electricity.

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Central Hudson Offers Incentives For Air Conditioning, Geothermal Systems

Friday, 21 May 2010 >> 
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Central Hudson Gas & Electric, is offering additional incentives to its customers through its suite of energy efficiency programs, SavingsCentral. The new incentives relate to air conditioning, geothermal heating and cooling systems and select appliances.

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TrendChip Introduces Energy Saving Ethernet Switch Chip

Friday, 21 May 2010 >> 
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TrendChip Technologies, a provider of xDSL CPE chip, has introduced an ethernet switch chip, TC2205F, designed for broadband access platforms. This switch chip has four automatic energy-saving 10/100M ethernet ports, that meet the IEEE 802.3az industry requirement (Energy Efficient Ethernet) and detect network cable length and unused network ports in order to manage power consumption.

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