Energy Management

Cherry can review your businesses’ energy consumption to ensure you’re not paying more than you need to for electricity, We offer a free network tariff analysis and a recommendation on Power Factor Correction and/or Voltage Optimisation, exclusively to clients as part of our services.

What is Power Factor?

Power Factor is the ratio between the real power your business requires and the apparent power required in order to supply it. If you have a good Power Factor, then your systems are running efficiently and your distributor is supplying you with only the power you require.

If you have poor Power Factor, you need to be supplied with more apparent power in order to receive enough real power to run your equipment.

Ideally, Power Factor will be as close to 1 as possible. Generally, a Power Factor of 0.97 or below is classed as “Poor Power Factor” and the Network Operator will penalise the business accordingly.

How can you improve your Power Factor?

This is where Cherry can help. We can install Power Factor Correction equipment to reduce the amount of kVAs your business is supplied from your distributor and lower the demand charge on your bill. Power Factors can often be as poor as 0.5. The poorer the Power Factor, the bigger the benefit of installing a Power Factor Correction Unit and the quicker the payback. Anything below 0.95 and there is likely to be a strong case for a Power Factor Correction Unit (particularly in QLD and rural NSW).

* Energy retailers source electricity from different sources. Please review each company’s corporate policy to make sure they support renewable energy sourcing.

What is Voltage Optimisation?

Voltage Optimisation is an electricity saving technique or device that controls reduction in the voltages received by a commercial energy consumer.

Options include a fixed voltage adjustment or electronically regulating voltage automatically.

Voltage Optimisation systems are usually installed in series with the mains electrical supply to buildings and should be sized correctly for specific supplies.

Why pay more for the same electricity?

Let us ensure you’re not paying more than you need for electricity. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and the process is hassle-free!

Contact us today to find out more!

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