Wilson Power transformers win IEMA Sustainability Award

Ayah Alfawaris
Wilson Power’s Ayah Alfawaris

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) launched Sustainability Impact Awards this year to recognise businesses and individuals whose impact on the transformation towards a sustainable world is prominent.

Wilson Power Solutions received the award for the New Product, Service or Technology category. The award came as recognition of Wilson e2 Super Low Loss transformers that have been in the market for more than 10 years now. Wilson Power’s amorphous transformers tackled an often-neglected energy-saving potential and addressed the problem of transformer losses.

Erika Wilson, joint managing director of Wilson Power, said: “It is a rewarding feeling to be recognised as a family business from Yorkshire for our efforts to explore a new energy-saving area that is often overlooked. Universities, NHS hospitals, retailers and manufacturers are some sectors we focused on to push for this great carbon reduction route.”

The judge’s comment on Wilson Power’s application was: “This product has made a real difference in practice in the often-overlooked area of energy efficiency, and within this area, the equally overlooked technology of transformers. It demonstrates innovative thinking – innovation which is continuing to be developed in the e3 model.”

Leeds-based transformer manufacturer Wilson Power was named among 19 winners out of 106 total shortlisted organisations and individuals. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Arriva Rail North, the University of Manchester and Environment Agency were some of the other winners.

Wilson Power’s Ayah Alfawaris said: “Over 1,000 Wilson e2 Super Low Loss amorphous transformers are installed around the UK. These transformers help organisations reduce their energy waste through improved transformer losses.”

“This is very instrumental for organisations with strict carbon reduction targets. Over their lifetime, Wilson amorphous transformers can save organisations more than 500 tons of CO2 emissions when they replace old energy-guzzling transformers.”

Wilson Power has recently launched the Wilson e3 Ultra Low-Loss Amorphous Transformer. It far exceeds EU Eco-Design (Tier 2) specifications that are due to come into force in 2021 and sets ambitious standards for Tier 3.

“Ten years ago, Wilson Power realised the untapped potential of energy saving through improved transformer losses. Since then, the company has been investing in R&D to further improving the product offering,” Alfawaris added. “We are extremely proud of what we have achieved thus far and proud to be among winners who combat climate change on a daily basis.”



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