Utilities have the most gain from widespread installation of the Electrical Harmonizer-AVR. Through increased incentive funding and endorsement of the product, utilities have an excellent opportunity to leverage their contribution to energy conservation as an investment instead of a cost.
The benefits to utilities are:
Reduced dependence on purchasing imported power during high cost, peak demand periods
Increased capacity within existing generation and distribution infrastructure
Efficiencies easily measured and verified
Addresses the most inefficient part of the power grid
Addresses the aggressive conservation targets set by Governments.
Conservation that is sustainable
The Electrical Harmonizer-AVR also reduces reactive energy and demand (KVAhrs and KVAr) by 20-25%. In real terms of energy and demand supplied by the utility to the customer this is effectively reduced by 12-14%. This is the true performance of the Electrical Harmonizer-AVR as a sustainable conservation device when measuring environmental impacts.
Distribution Efficiency Initiative
A recent initiative in the American NWimplemented voltage optimization strategies at the substation level. The study documented the cost, benefits and successful practices required to achieve energy efficiency improvements.
Using a conservative voltage optimization level of 2-3%, the results showed utility companies can save energy, reduce demand and reduce reactive power requirements by operating in the lower half of the acceptable voltage range(120-114 volts). The energy savings results are 1-3 % total energy reduction, 2-4 % reduction in kW demand, and a 4-10 % reduction in kvar demand.
When an Electrical Harmonizer-AVR is installed at a customer’s facility, it operates in tandem with the utility’s voltage optimization to maximize the customers’ energy and demand savings, while still maintaining utilization voltages within the facility.