Turbo Power Systems (TPS) has been shortlisted as a finalist in UK Energy Innovation Awards 2015. This shortlist is a proof of TPS’s continued investment in developing cutting edge technology products for the energy sector.
Organised by Energy Innovation Centre, the UK Energy Innovation Awards celebrate the projects, technologies and talent at the forefront of innovation within the energy sector. The awards have the backing of energy leaders from across the UK’s gas, electricity and offshore renewables sectors – all of whom are committed to identifying new technologies that have the potential to benefit customers, increase efficiency and improve health and safety. Further information available at http://www.energyinnovationcentre.com/uk-energy-innovation-awards/
The majority of electricity consumed by TPS for test of its electrical products has, up to recent times, been burnt off as waste heat in load-banks. To address this, a novel power electronic converter capable of re-cycling this energy has been developed by TPS’ engineering team to reduce electricity consumption by up to 90%; significantly reducing energy costs whilst improving the company’s green credentials.
Beyond these savings, the innovation has eliminated the need for an additional generating set to meet factory demand at times of peak consumption, creating a further saving through the avoidance of additional power plant hire.
Power to the people…..
The energy recycling project was suggested by TPS employees through the Stakeholder Forum – a quarterly meeting seeking out the opinions and involvement of employees in the day to day running of the business. Illustrated below, the recycling unit uses one of our modified variable speed power electronic motor drives to feed energy back to the incoming supply.
Contact Turbo Power Systems to see how we can help you reduce your electricity bill at a time of ever increasing energy costs.
Turbo Power Systems generator used to help turn waste heat into electricity.
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