Lincolnshire Unites To Optimise Carbon Reduction
18 May 2010, News release from powerPerfector
On Tuesday May 4th 2010, five Lincolnshire Councils jointly signed into a contract with powerPerfector for the supply and installation of 21 Voltage Power Optimisation units across the region.
This contract was awarded to powerPerfector following the successful submission of our ESPO tender response.
We have been working with Lincolnshire County Council since 2006, our first installation at County Hall was completed on 22nd March 2008 the installation achieved a 10% financial and carbon saving for the Council.
The success of this trial stimulated the County Council to consider further sites for pP installation, and to spread the word on the benefits of Voltage Power Optimisation (VPO)® technology across the region.
Lincolnshire value VPO technology as a fundamental part of their Carbon Management Plan, and recognise the impact that VPO can have across the region's carbon footprint. As the largest council within Lincolnshire, they accept the responsibility of guiding and supporting neighbouring authorities.
This is an example of "thought leadership" in the public sector encompassing the greater good of the community by promoting and utilizing best practice.
Steve Golightly, Senior Sustainability and Climate Change Officer for Lincolnshire CC: "Lincolnshire CC began working with powerPerfector in 2006, and after the success of the first installation at County Hall, we decided to integrate Voltage Power Optimisation technology into our Carbon Management Plan.
As the County Council we feel it is our responsibility to lead the way for the Districts and Boroughs within the region, this involves the initial trial of energy efficient innovations, such as powerPerfector, to then spreading the word of the success of the innovation.
Hence, once we identified and proved the value of VPO technology we made the decision to tender the technology on behalf of the districts and boroughs to alleviate the pressures on individual procurement departments.
We used the ESPO tender process as a means to establish the best technology available. As an ex-electronics engineer, I appreciate the critical nature of the installation and the requirement to have complete confidence in the technology to be fitted, hence the technical aspects were weighted as highly as cost. You can not put a cost on the loss of the electricity supply to any site.
PowerPerfector ticked all the boxes, not simply on a technical basis, but also in terms of the project management and objective verification of savings procedure. The tender process emphasised powerPerfector's uniqueness in the market, and we are pleased to award them this contract. The roll out of PowerPerfector technology across Lincolnshire will significantly contribute to our Carbon targets as a whole community. "
This strong relationship between the County Council and its Districts and Boroughs is very unique, and sets an inspiring example for other local authorities across UK. A clear demonstration of this was Lincolnshire's decision to take the lead on the ESPO tender for Voltage Optimisation on behalf of four districts and boroughs.
This could have been managed internally; however with best practice in mind Lincolnshire chose to elevate the tender to a regional level via the ESPO framework to ensure that the entire region could benefit from Voltage Power Optimisation technology.
This unified approach has enabled the region to make significant carbon reductions easily and efficiently. The Council's dedication to assisting the smaller authorities was further emphasised by the guidance it offered on how to fund the projects via Salix Finance scheme.
The result of rolling out powerPerfector technology across the Lincolnshire area will be an impressive carbon saving in excess of 530 tonnes and financial savings greater than £88,000 per annum.
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