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When looking at your energy bills, it is interesting to see how many different factors influence the total cost of your delivered energy. Topical subjects like coronavirus a seamingly unrelated global issue can have a significant effect on the rise and fall of market prices.
The UK has been on high alert in the past week with Storm Dennis approaching and increases in peak wind generation helped to cut demand from gas-fired means of generation in balancing the UK’s demand/supply quandary on Friday, ensuring a healthily supplied National Grid.
Temperature forecasts in the UK are set to increase meaning that the UK’s gas demand for heating purposes has come to halt. High winds persisted over the course of the weekend and are expected to last throughout the week.
Brent Crude Oil prices traded steadily on Friday, balancing predictions of impending OPEC-led supply cuts against concerns that the Coronavirus would continue to impact on Chinese and global demand for the commodity, with first quarter oil demand already confirmed to have fallen significantly year-on-year, according to the IEA.
Elsewhere, EUA Carbon prices continued to trade above the 24.30 mark added some bullish support across curve. The British Pound continued to trade above significant psychological levels against both the Euro and US Dollar, above €1.20 and $1.30 respectively.
To discuss energy saving solutions and to find out more about how you can increase savings and reduce carbon emmissions, please call 01695 559785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost of energy is expensive and it is increasing day by day. Energy costs are a significant proportion of most businesses’ outgoings, so it is essential to keep the costs under control and reduce them where possible, to maximise business growth and profitability in the future.
Almost all businesses in this country are leaking energy – studies by the Carbon Trust show that energy savings of up to 20% are possible for businesses meaning that there is not only a financial saving to be made but a chance to help the environment as well by reducing waste energy. Many business do not deliberately waste energy however significant savings can be made in almost every business. The key is for businesses to identify opportunities on making savings.
Just like Triggers Broom, power factor correction systems can last forever when a planned maintenance program is in place to ensure long term trouble free operation
Power factor correction systems manufacturer by Power Economy Ltd of Bahama Rd, Haydock in the 80s and early 90s still feature heavily in the industrial and commercial sectors of the UK, this longevity is great testament to the quality of components used with 3TK44 Siemens power factor correction switching contactors and Vishay capacitors, this trend has been continued with EnergyAce utilising quality components from the same manufacturers.
EnergyAce regularly maintain Power Economy Ltd power factor correction systems and harmonic filters throughout the UK and overseas
Power Economy Ltd ceased to trade in the UK following its sad demise in the late 90s with some of its employees later joining Power Efficient Systems Ltd (now EnergyAce) in 2002 who picked up warranty issues and planned power factor correction maintenance contracts.
This attention to planned maintenance has allowed many of the Power Economy Ltd power factor correction systems to remain functional today and still offering great value for money when you think of the return the systems have provided in energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction since the 80s & 90s.
For more information on Power Economy Ltd, power factor correction maintenance and associated power quality products and services, contact EnergyAce on 01695 559785 or email email@example.com
EnergyAce is 18 years of age this week and it only seems like yesterday since Gary Vizard & Eileen Vizard incorporated the business in January 2002
Originally named as Power Efficient Systems Ltd, the company was incorporated to address the growing need for businesses to become more energy efficient, reduce carbon emissions and to reduce energy costs in the face of growing energy bills.
Thankfully most of the developed world seems finally to have woken up to the dangers of harmful emissions and although there is still a long way to go, great strides have been made with a view to meeting the Committee on Climate Change recommendations to target net-zero greenhouse gases for the UK by 2050.
The company has changed over the years with new innovative products, improved services and a stronger overall proposition to help companies reduce energy costs and harmful emissions, the development of the EnergyAce brand later saw the company change its name to align with its success.
Power Efficient Systems Ltd became EnergyAce in 2018 and below shows how the company logo has evolved since 2002.
For more information on EnergyAce, energy reduction systems like power factorcorrection, voltage optimisation and other energy reduction technologies, contact EnergyAce on 01695 559785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s been all things Christmas over the past two weeks at one of our suported charioies Wigan Youth Zone with both Junior and Senior parties and Christmas market which collectively attracted over 600 young people in one weekend.
The following weekend Wigan Youth Zonewe hosted the very special Family Christmas Meal which provided over 200 guests with a full Christmas experience at a time of great need.
The event was only made possible by over 100 people who volunteered in the run up to and on the event, over 40 different individuals/companies/organisations who donated all the gifts and items for the hampers and to Newburgh Foods Limited, M.A. Forshaw and Marks and Spencer (Wigan) for donating all the food.
Wigan Youth Zone also released their own Christmas number 1 (if we do say so ourselves!) – click here to view it; I promise you won’t regret it (especially the outtakes at the end J).
EnergyAce has been a proud patron of NEA for over 6 years, supporting the great work that it does across the UK.
Today is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day – coordinated by National Energy Action to raise awareness about fuel poverty and the solutions available. It is shocking to hear that in our country some people cannot afford to keep warm in their homes with 1 in 10 households struggling this winter. Many people have to make the decision to either heat their homes or feed their families. Something needs to change.
Friday was one of the proudest days in the lives of Gary & Eileen Vizard of EnergyAce Ltd, the company welcomed Sir Lyndsay Hoyle MP and Deputy Speaker of the House to open their brand new purpose built manufacturing facility in Chorley Lancs.
The Grand Opening ceremony was conducted by Sir Lyndsay Hoyle with guest speaker Jonathan Lawson from the Goldman Sachs 10KSB development program who along with the Directors helped EnergyAce celebrate their success story with over 100 businesses & people who have been and continue to be part of their enviable growth.
Incorporated in 2002, EnergyAce are specialists in energy reduction and a manufacturer of unique energy saving systems. To help celebrate their move from Skelmersdale to Chorley, they had their first ever employee Gordon Iverson in attendance along with Roy Outran of PQSL (acquired by EnergyAce in 2013), their first ever customer.
When did the power factor correction system trip?
The power of both online remote metering and power factor correction is demonstrated in the graph above, the customer has an 800A three phase supply and following unplanned outages engaged with EnergyAce to create a solution and alternative to installing a new larger supply.
EnergyAce remote metering and monitoring established the supply was overloaded and the company had an estimate of £900K for a new larger supply although the EnergyAce solution to improve the power factor and reduce currents without switching any machines off line was around £12K installed.
BIU in association with EnergyAce are presenting an SECR Masterclass.
Learn all about the Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting compliance obligations and gain an insight on how to turn the obligation into profit.
These are formal CPD accredited events to bring you up to speed with the new legislation and how it can impact your energy efficiency and reporting goals and objectives.
To book your event and to see all listings, please visit Eventbrite by clicking on this link
Grant Funding for Energy Efficiency Projects (Lancashire)
30% Grant funding is available for eligible companies to implement EnergyAce energy reduction projects and to support resource efficiency projects that reduce electricity, raw materials and gas etc.
A 30% capital grant up to a maximum of £25K is available for eligible companies that must be classed as a small to medium enterprise (SME) and located in Lancashire.
How Much Solar Power do We Need to Power The Whole World ?
A: The size of Canada 3,800,000 Million square miles
B: The size of Australia 2,900,000 Million square miles
C: The size of Germany 138,000 square miles
D: The size of Scotland 31,000 square miles
E: The size of Luxemburg 1,000 square miles
Answer – see Below
Its often very difficult to save something that you cant see and for many companies energy is one of the largest operating costs, second only to staff salaries.
For energy-intensive businesses, energy can be the main cost and often in some cases the differentiation between financial profit & loss.
That’s why it is vital for most business to understand where and when energy is consumed to enable a coherent energy reduction strategy to be drawn up and implemented
Power Factor Correction is a capacitor based device normally installed on the electrical distribution system, its purpose is to improve efficiency known as power factor when operating machines or motors.
Power Factor Correction works by automatically switching capacitors in or out of circuit on a varying electrical load to counteract the negative inefficient effects of motors and machines.
Power Factor is the difference between Real Power, useful power neededto perform a task and Reactive Power, Power drawn in addition to useful power but does notcontribute to the task, effectively you may be paying for power that’s being wasted which could be likened to a large head on a pint of beer.
Not long now until EnergyAce moves into brand new purpose built premises.
The huge demand for EnergyAce in many Industrial and commercial applications and the development of the remote online metering, monitoring and protection systems has resulted in a need to move to a larger factory manufacturing power factor correction, voltage optimisation systems, metering solutions and switchgear.
Changes is the way penalties like reactive power is charged on electricity bills means that power factor correction systems are now in high demand and keeping up with manufacture a challenge we have had to meet head on.
EnergyAce are very pleased to announce two new engineers to the family. Please welcome Tom Ryan and Anthony Jaycocks.
A significant growth in demand for our EnergyAce Energy Saving System has created a need for two new additional engineers for both our manufacturing department and our field engineering department.
Tom joins us after working on numerous electrical engineering projects. His experience will be valuable to us in both manufacturing our energy saving equipment and also in servicing the equipment out in the field. Tom commented “Having previously worked in the renewables industry, I feel it is important for businesses to ensure they are running efficiently in order to cut their costs and to help the environment”.
Anthony joins our field engineers team having previously worked as an electrician on some very large scale projects. He commented “I find my role very interesting as our equipment is not specific to one set industry. For me, being out on the road and visiting a wide range of different companies and meeting new people is what makes my job so enjoyable”.
What is power factor correction and how does it save energy
Power Factor Correction is a device that is installed on an electrical system to improve the overall electrical efficiency known as power factor of an electrical supply that operates machines or motors.
All motors which can come in the form of a machine, conveyor, mixer, compressor, HVAC, refrigeration, elevator or escalator etc all have an efficiency rating known as power factor.
The ultimate desired power factor is 1.00pf (100% efficient) although most motors operate at a much lower efficiency or power factor which when the effects are accumulated on an electrical supply, the results can be as low at 0.50 power factor and commonly around 0.80 power factor on a typical uncorrected industrial electrical supply.
The solution is to install a power factor correction system which works by switching capacitors in and out of circuit on an electrical supply to counteract the negative inefficient effects of motors automatically.
A voltage stabiliser is a device that is installed on an electrical supply to maintain and stabilise a suitable voltage level.
All mains powered electrical equipment require a voltage input to be maintained within certain limits although equipment receiving voltages outside of these limits may malfunction or fail prematurely.
A low supply voltage may cause malfunction and a high supply voltage, serious damage.
In some processes it may be crucial to maintain a steady voltage level by installing a voltage stabiliser to ensure voltage levels remain within close limits of ±0.5% or ±1%.
Following a very successful rebrand of Power Efficient Systems in 2015 which saw the company trade under its exclusive EnergyAce brand, the company is now proud to announce the complete transition with a formal name change taking effect from May 2018.
EnergyAce Ltd continues in the tradition of Power Efficient Systems Ltd in manufacturing high quality innovative energy savings systems and power quality solutions from its manufacturing facility based in Skelmersdale UK.
EnergyAce are very pleased to welcome Philip Gore to the sales and marketing team.
A significant and sustained increase in demand for the EnergyAce Energy Saving System has generated a need for additional sales and marketing support in our busy Skelmersdale office
Following the abduction of Henry during a recent break in, all the staff and especially Adam have been distraught at the sad loss of such a trusted partner and colleague
EnergyAce are looking for Experienced Sales Professionals with a proven track record and Sales Support to generate quotations and assist the busy sales department.
In addition we are also looking to recruit an experienced Electrician and Wire Person to assist production output and site services.
Please contact Eileen on 01695 559785 and send your CV to email@example.com
There was a mad scramble to pick up this month’s work sheets as we revealed which engineers were flying to the Seychelles to carry out the second round of an energy reduction program which initially commenced January 2017 at one of our clients manufacturing sites
Power factor is sometimes described as efficiency and affects all types of inductive loads like motors, drives, machines and some types of lighting.
The reputation in export markets for EnergyAce has never been greater.
Signpost for sports and leisure operators
Energy Ace power into new markets with specialist support
EnergyAce has always been at the front of initiatives targeting young people into employment
EnergyAce took part in a clay pigeon shooting event for Wigan Youth Zone.
We are delighted to welcome a new appointee in Mark Blore
Are you sure that you know everything that we do at EnergyAce?
'Crystal Ball' gazing with EnergyAce and CPD
Sharing the journey with a number of business across the North West.
Accredited supplier scheme awarded
EnergyAce has often been invited to comment as a matter of fact...
Network launch hailed a success
There's nothing more satisfying when a credible, independent body pays testimony to our achievements. Well they don't come much bigger.
Looking after people....
How many of us go through life complaining about how much 'Stuff' we have to do, or there's this one thing we just can't get our heads around?
Plenty happening before Bonfire Night! EnergyAce is exhibiting.......
EnergyAce, has an official continuing professional development (CPD) training and education programme.
The EnergyAce team are out and about sharing the knowledge and solutions to wide audiences.
Finance Director, Eileen Vizard in the News....
Contrary to some gloom and doom about Brexit, EnergyAce is continuing to propel itself into new territories.
Sam completes work placement.....
We now have our very own YouTube Channel.
EnergyAce agrees ground breaking partnership in KSA...
With the Olympics coming up fast on the horizon, we thought fit to use the analogy of a trained athlete.
There’s absolutely no substitute for proving immediately, in-situ, the potential savings from our EnergyAce solutions.
Here we go again - proud as punch to be short listed for these three awards...
It is always nice when we spot publicity and commentary from third parties, independent of our Company. One such example by our Adviser, John Holmes is here......
As a young female in engineering, Katie Garner stands out from the crowd........
Climate change deal: 'Zero carbon' laws promised by government...
All large UK businesses are affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) regulations....
When a Company is on a roll, the momentum continues, and building on the newsworthy achievements of 2015........
2015 was a fantastic year, the best so far, just some of our achievements from all our hard work.......
Judgements shouldn’t be coloured in the ‘Green World’ in which Skelmersdale-based, EnergyAce operates. It has now added the technical expertise......
You simply could not have written the script. We always knew our technology was in demand...
This is not the first time that a local manufacturer has won a major award this Year – but the pinnacle of itsprofession has just been reached.....
WELCOME TO EnergyAce’s annual Summer intern, Amelle Bradai from Lyons. The 18 year old International Trade student, here in the North for 8 weeks, says she’s finding the projects interesting...
WE’RE IN THE FINALS – 5 TIMES! We’ve been nominated for Manufacturer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Best Small Business in the finals of Lancashire’s...
BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN for Real Ale (CAMRA) beer more froth than liquid fizzed into your pint. So it is with Voltage Optimisation (VO), rather than modern Voltage Management (VM.)
EnergyAce is the height of fashion! No, not that Biba ….We’re triple nominated in Lancashire’s largest and longest running business awards programme …
FOOD MANUFACTURER Mustard Foods found their growth plans constrained by the size of their connection to the electricity grid. They were unable to expand due to lack of spare substation capacity and needed help to unlock growth potential.
OUR HOUSEHOLD NAME clients – major multi-site retailers, leisure and hospitality industry firms and global food manufacturers – share a business-critical need to control energy costs.
This innovative campaign is like nothing else currently being delivered in the borough; the Warriors Foundation want to lead the way in decreasing the carbon footprint in Wigan.
ENERGYACE SAYS WELL DONE to the inaugural Blackpool Business Expo! We have been saving our clients £££££ every year on their electricity costs by improving efficiency & removing hidden penalties.
WELCOME TO ROYAL AIR FORCE trained Alex Peaston who has joined EnergyAce as our Senior Sales Engineer. Achieving the rank of Chief Technician in the RAF, Alex went on to become a Trade Manager before a great FM career...
THE ESOS SCHEME formally kicks in 31 December 2015. We have a number of trusted assessors who can help you understand your energy usage. Failure to meet this basic requirement...
One Borough Partnership we’re working with has generated an average 12.74% saving in tenants’ electricity costs using Our EnergyAce A4 Home system.
It is almost two years since the sad demise of PQE Ltd, Power Quality Engineering of Wigan, a supplier of power factor correction and voltage optimisation products and services.
ENERGY-SAVING MANUFACTURER EnergyAce – formerly Power Efficient Systems Ltd (PES) – is roaring out of the recession, doubling its staff to 20 employees in just one year, also doubling its turnover and quadrupling the size of its manufacturing facility!
GENERATOR CLOSURES and breakdowns mean spare electricity capacity will be down to just 4% this year, National Grid has announced, compared to a previous margin of 17%.
Thomas Mercier, a 20 year old student from the University of Valenciennes has now completed eight weeks work experience with EnergyAce; we are delighted to have been the one company to open our doors to the International Trade student, who contacted over 80 firms in the UK to secure a placement.
WHAT A PANEL ! MD, Gary Vizard, was honoured to join the debate with the prestigious think-tank, Policy Exchange, alongside Ian Murray, MP, Shadow Minister Business Innovation and Skills, Ian King of Sky News...
National Grid is offering a £400,000 Energy Efficiency Innovation Award, which will help develop major innovations to tackle fuel poverty and deliver energy efficiency solutions in disadvantaged communities.
Summer intern 20 year old Stephen, left us earlier this week to further continue his studies in France. He has moved over to Lyon in France as part of his University degree in Business & French to begin a year placement as a foreign language...
Gary Vizard, Managing Director of EnergyAce, has been selected to take part in the Goldman Sachs accelerated business development program taking place at the Said Business School, at Oxford University.
EnergyAce says à bientôt! to Thomas Mercier, our 20 year old work experience student from the University of Valenciennes in France studying International Trade.
Power Factor Correction may not be the most well-known energy saving technology for 2014 although it is the coolest and here’s the proof.
Power Factor Correction not only removes hidden penalties on electricity bills...
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