Client case study
CLIENT: Allied Pinnacle
PROJECT TYPE: ENERGY PErFORMANCE CONTRACT
Site peak demand at this small bakery was occasionally spiking and causing over-current trips at the MSB – taking out the entire site and causing a lot of dramas with the local network provider. The customer had been given misleading advice on the issue, and didn’t realise that power factor correction could help with managing peak demand.
Typically a site of this size would not engage our services, but as one of our key customers we investigated and discovered very poor power factor on the site, with no active control installed. Through our contacts we were able to design, supply and install an appropriately sized unit in less than 4 weeks.
By dropping the peak demand by >20%, the site has been able to avoid nuisance trips since the installation. A quick, clean solution requiring only a short cutover shutdown.