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Energy saving specialist EMSc (UK) has helped the Department for Business Innovation and Skills cut electricity consumption by up to almost 14 per cent.

Rotherham-based EMSc is the company behind the award-winning Powerstar voltage optimisation system, which matches the voltage supplied to buildings with the requirements of the equipment it powers.

Managing director Dr Alex Mardapittas said: “Our team’s engineering expertise and project led approach ensured that we were able to tailor the correct solution for BIS. This meant that we were not only able to optimise savings, but also address the power quality issues.”

EMSc found that the voltage supplied to a number of BIS buildings was high and that the power quality was poor.

After installing its patented system, total consumption fell by between 6.2 per cent and 13.7 per cent, saving BIS more than £30,000 and reducing the total annual CO2 emissions from its buildings by 265 tonnes.

EMSc’s Powerstar system generally achieves average savings of between 12 and15 per cent, improves the life expectancy of electrical equipment, and enhances power quality by reducing harmonics.