Friday, September 02, 2005

High efficiency transformers proven to save 30 tonne CO2 per year

Leonardo ENERGY has worked together with Polish and Czech utilities to equip 15 substations with high efficiency transformers. Each station has power monitoring equipment to measure energy savings, and these savings are converted into emission reductions using national average factors.
Detail results show that these 15 substations, with total rating of 5440 kVA, save on average 30 MWh electricity per year, equivalent to 32 tonne CO2 emissions. Over their economic lifetime of 25 years, these transformers are expected to avoid 814 tonne of CO2 emissions. And given Europe's population of 4 million transformers, the project has the potential to be replicated many times.
On the website 'Supertrafo', daily measurements per substation are being published, showing energy saved and emissions reduced.
Supertrafo website

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