Powerstar is true
We exist to measure and manage your energy and other fluids through our products and services. Our offering constantly evolves to service our client’s needs.
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Powerstar was initially conceived in 2008, during the beginning stages of the energy crisis in South Africa. Security of supply was perceived as the biggest need. Our Online Meters were implemented to gauge what size generator should be used at a specific site. It was quickly realized that the data being captured could be used for so much more. With the data being such an integral part of the operation, we needed a faster way of viewing the data. With the help of AMSO, a high-frequency web-based monitoring system was developed.
Our first test of the newly designed unit was at Solaire Direct Technologies in December 2008. The objective was to measure energy being used and the relay of that information to our web interface. The unit performed well and our partnership with Solaire grew out of those initial tests.
Our online meter that captured data in real time was essentially a world first. The online meter’s interface was upgraded and we received contracts at some of the leading hotels in Cape Town such as; the One and Only, The Table Bay, Westin, and the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel. Spar also came on board during this time.
2010 was a watershed moment for Powerstar, through referrals we received contracts for several hotels in Dubai. The Burj al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Resort, Wild Wadi Water Theme park and much more. Most of the surrounding hotels and the theme park now use Power-Star meters. Back in South Africa we lead a successful Energy Committee at the Sanlam offices in Bellville to reduce energy consumption by almost 30%.
Our products steadily evolved in order for us to give more information regarding energy usage and more were added like Power Factor correction units, data recorders, and Demand Control units. Each of these units played a pivotal role in Powerstar staying at the forefront of online metering solutions. The goal of Powerstar ever since its inception was giving the best possible advice to our clients and offer solutions to their current energy needs.
Close to Powerstar’s heart is assisting local companies in cutting utility costs so that they can compete with international brands in South Africa. Our services now include: Bill Verification, Tariff Comparison, Measurement and Verification, Sub-billing, Benchmarking, Power Factor Surveys and various reports.