In the initial years cynicism was high, ‘’It’s just an auto-transformer’’. Yet how could a Transformer deliver such significant savings and power quality benefits, whilst running barely warm in operation, no fans required. The most sceptical, converted, following initial proof of concept trials across a comprehensive range of customers. It became understood that if powerPerfector were to be classed as a transformer – it would not be a voltage transformer, but a current transformer.
In the early years savings achievable through powerPerfector ranged from 12 – 25%, not accounting for the soft savings associated with extended equipment life and reduced maintenance costs. Savings of this level were attainable due to the inefficiency of buildings at this time.
powerPerfector technology was recognised as one of a kind, the only player in the market, however over time other electrical equipment providers saw the company’s success and began to shoehorn various technologies into the arena of energy efficiency, giving birth to the Voltage Optimisation market.
In today’s environment the landscape has changed due to significant technolgical advancements focussed on making equipment downstream of the electrical supply more efficient, for example LED lighting, variable speed drives, etc. Thus the savings our technology can deliver are less, however they remain tangible and spiralling energy prices mean that the payback periods we offer even at a very conservative 5% saving level are attractive. With this in mind when forecasting savings we aim to under promise and over deliver.