Energy efficiency: Transformer rules change in July


resultFrom July, any transformer put into service must comply with strict minimum energy efficiency requirements. In this sponsored post, Bowers Electrical says its new Ecodesign transformer were designed in conjunction with the standards bodies producing the new harmonised transformer standards under EU legislation.

The new legislation (EU 548/2014) is part of the EU’s 20-20-20 aim to achieve a 20% reduction in the consumption of primary energy by 2020 by reducing CO2 emissions, increasing the use of renewables and improving energy efficiency.

“The new directive could result in savings of approximately 16TWh a year – or a staggering 3.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions – by 2020,” said Bowers managing director Michael Bowers. “Transformers like ours can make a real difference to the EU’s energy consumption and we’re very excited to be leading the field in terms of new technology.”

The Derbyshire-based firm has diversified from its post-war origins as an electric motor and transformer rewinding business. Today, Bowers Electricals is one of the UK’s biggest manufacturers of energy-saving power and distribution transformers. The firm supplies new and refurbished power and distribution transformers, HV and LV switchgear and all associated products and services, including turnkey, onsite rewind and repair, service, maintenance and project management.

The firm’s client roster spans small industrial developments to major infrastructure schemes including large scale power stations, government buildings, hospitals, schools and universities, wind and solar farms and throughout the heavy power engineering industry.

Bowers Electrical will show the Ecodesign range at the Sustainability Live exhibition (21-23 April, Birmingham NEC). Visit stand L1 or email for more information.


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