Borri helps Gateshead save money
Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) specialist, Borri Ltd has helped Gateshead Council achieve operational savings of £14,000 per annum by supplying a new UPS solution that will literally pay for itself, claims the company.
With increasing pressures being placed on the local authority to improve energy efficiency standards, the council, which was already experiencing the benefits of operating two of Borri's B9000 250kVA units for its data centre, approached Borri to carry out a technical assessment on another of its existing back-up power systems.
The audit revealed that as the Council's 100kVA UPS units were running at low loads they were therefore only achieving 35 per cent efficiency.
With huge amounts of energy being wasted, Borri put forward recommendations for the large UPS systems to be replaced by a smaller transformerless 20kVA solution, which could improve efficiency to above 90 percent.
Borri also provided detailed calculations to support its technical findings, which outlined the projected total cost of ownership. These financial estimations were presented by the Council as part of its bid to secure funding from SEELS 4 through Salix Finance Ltd, an independent not for profit organisation working with the public sector bodies to invest in energy efficiency technologies, whose finance packages can be repaid inline with the actual energy savings being achieved.