The Brewery Shopping Centre
Maintaining consistent power quality is fundamental to the activities of The Brewery to ensure customer satisfaction is achieved. The Brewery also considers energy reduction a large priority, not only from a cost -efficiency perspective, but also to reduce its carbon footprint.
The Brewery is a shopping and leisure centre in Romford, Essex. It is located on the site of the former Star Brewery, and it opened in 2001. It isâ€”along with The Liberty and The Mercuryâ€”one of the three main shopping centres in Romford. The shopping centre is home to many cafes, restaurants, shops, a 16 screen Vue Cinema and a state of the art Virgin Active Gym.
e-fficient Energy undertook a full energy audit of both sites, which identified that the shopping centre would benefit from Voltage Optimisation and Regulation (eVO+R) technology.
E-fficient energy installed a 250 KVA eVO+R unit to the main supply for the shopping centre and a 150 kVa eVO+R unit to the car park supply, closely regulating the site voltage from highs of 246V down to 220V.
This provides plant and equipment with optimal & stabilised voltage, delivering energy saving and improved equipment life expectancy benefits, by consistently operating electrical loads at their design voltage.
The method of determining savings, was to operate the eVO+R system at the grid supply voltage and the nominal set point (220V) for a representative period. The eVO+R set point was changed at ½ hour intervals, with the energy consumption data recorded on a data logger set to a recording interval of 1 second. This resulted in 29,786 individual data points.
Analysis of the recorded data identified an average reduction in energy consumption over the measurement period of 9.86% (main supply) and 12.95% (car park supply) when operating on the optimized supply.
The implementation of e-fficient Energyâ€™s industry leading voltage optimisation technology has provided The Brewery Shopping Centre with strong energy savings and added resilience against an ever more unstable grid supply.
The eVO+R deploys the latest generation power management capabilities, which includes a +/- 10% buck/boost function and independent phase voltage control.