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Title: Testing the potential of voltage regulation for achieving higher energy efficiency
Authors: Caruana, Cedric
Yousif, Charles
Debono, Martin
Keywords: Electric apparatus and appliances -- Energy consumption
Energy consumption -- Analysis
Voltage regulators -- Malta
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: University of Malta. Institute for Sustainable Energy
Citation: Caruana, C., Yousif, C., & Debono, M. (2013). Testing the potential of voltage regulation for achieving higher energy efficiency. The ISE Annual Conference, Qawra. 54-62.
Abstract: This paper focuses on energy efficiency of household electrical loads. It concerns a commercial product that aims to lower consumption by decreasing the supply voltage. In practice, the utility voltage is variable and at certain locations it might be consistently on the high side. The potential energy saving of the VO4Home unit is experimentally tested with a real voltage profile. The VO4Home has three settings that correspond to constant voltage reductions of 13V, 16V and 24V. A mix of loads was selected to reflect a typical household load. For the load mix and operating pattern, a minimum energy saving of 7.3% increasing up to circa 8.7% was recorded. The VO4Home is supplied in Malta by CD Power Saving Ltd.
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