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Bernhard Teuteberg

In this article we will take a short look at power factor, how it is calculated and the effects thereof on your bill and physical infrastructure. Power factor can be a complex thing but it is not needed to understand the underlying principles to understand the effect of it and the remedial actions. What is[…]

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Power-Star first installed an online meter at NAPK in 2013. The information was used to measure energy consumption in order to lower costs. Shortly after a Power Factor opportunity was noticed and corrected. The idea to install solar panels was realized after several months of data collection by the online meter. Using specialized software we were able[...]

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How do electricity tariffs work? Electricity tariffs are typically made up of three main components, each of which can be broken down into sub-categories. In general electricity tariffs are published by supply authorities and various different tariff structures can be used to try and encourage certain types of behaviours. Consumption charges A key part of[...]

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Power-Star meters have been installed and in use at the Vineyard Hotel for over four years. As the hotel has a clear vision for energy efficiency and strives to be environmentally conscious (of which more can be read here), accurate utility measurement allows the Vineyard Hotel to monitor not only their consumption but ways in which[…]

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Power-Star ran an energy management program at the prestigious One and Only Hotel in Cape Town over a period of three months in 2011. Using comprehensive measurement installations we were able to determine several areas of opportunity for savings. The opportunities were brought to the attention of the Maintenance manager, who suggested an intensive structured[…]

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