Voltage Optimisation is an energy saving technology that is used to regulate, clean and condition the incoming power supply, in order to reduce the voltage supplied to the optimum level for the on-site electrical equipment and appliances.
Power from the National Grid is supplied at a higher voltage than necessary, this is due to old electrical distribution networks in place which were designed to operate at higher voltage levels. As well as electricity suppliers being required to ensure all buildings are supplied voltage within set parameters.
If a building is being supplied at a higher voltage than required it will more than likely result in a lot of wasted energy, excessive levels of carbon emissions, and higher than necessary electricity bills in addition to power quality issues, including increased wear and condensed lifetime of electrical equipment.
Voltage optimisation technologies are usually installed in series between the distribution transformer and the main low voltage distribution board, consequently, allowing all the consumer’s electrical equipment to benefit from an optimised power supply.