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The effects of energy inefficiency

The effects of energy inefficiency

How energy inefficiencies can impact your business negatively. Inefficiency can take many forms, from energy inefficiencies to ineffective workers and poor administration. The results of inefficiency can be as extreme as to cause a business to close its doors. All of the Power-Star products and services are uniquely equipped to optimise the energy usage at any given site. The online meter allows for seamless transition from recording the electricity usage data to analysing the information. Monitoring your energy usage and keeping track of it allows you to make decisions with real and independent data. This also saves time for the managers and engineers, problems can be identified as soon as they arise. What does inefficiency do? Inefficiency costs money: Inefficiencies costs many organizations thousands to millions of rands. The loss of capital could have been spent elsewhere. Acquisition of new clients, for research and development and the implementation of new projects would have been a more efficient use of resources.. Inefficiency is when you spend more money than you needed to in order to arrive at the same result. Power-star can assist in optimising your energy usage and to cut energy wastage. With the recorded data from our online energy meter we can establish the best possible plan for your site or business. Unhealthy power usage can become a bottomless pit, into which money is thrown. Our Services will allow for efficient energy use, that will save money and optimise output. Energy management services are part of the package, this service consists mainly of changing the behaviour of the employers and employees alike. Huge savings can be made by simple...
How Benchmarks can improve profitability

How Benchmarks can improve profitability

Without proper benchmarks in place, it is very difficult to see how effective your production is compared to the energy being used. Without this information you might be paying more for electricity that is not being used at optimal levels. How can benchmarks improve profitability? Our Online Meter will be able record energy consumption and the appropriate benchmarks can be set. The online interface combines the two to display where energy can be increased or decreased to improve overall production. Various benchmarks can be set according to your type of business. Whether your type of operation is in manufacturing, hospitality, financial, cold storage, logistics, retail, agriculture or any other, benchmarks is used to calculate the energy intensity based on your type of operation. Some of the areas that can be evaluated is floor space, occupancy, energy cost per unit and various other factors that might influence your business. The example below focuses on a food production company: The measurement was recorded by our Online Meter, the graph details energy cost per day measured in red and production input per kilogram in yellow. It clearly shows that when the company had low production input (yellow), the cost of the energy usage very high (red). The following week when production input was at its highest, energy costs was visibly lower. There is almost a 60% drop in costs compared to the previous week. With the recorded data in hand, it would make sense to increase production input. This in turn will lower energy costs and subsequently the cost per unit. Profitability is closely linked to energy and production input. Benchmarks will give...