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Case Study

Europa Hotel reports 13% savings using PowerSave™ Voltage Regulation

Facing the challenge of managing energy consumption in our bustling establishment, the Europa Hotel in Belfast sought a solution to reduce unnecessary energy losses and inflated utility costs. Partnering with Hughes Energy Systems, we installed the Powersave™ voltage regulation system as part of our energy-efficiency strategy. Spearheaded by Maintenance Manager Alan Turnbull, this innovative solution efficiently regulates electricity voltage, resulting in a remarkable 13% reduction in electricity consumption, surpassing initial expectations. Beyond cost savings, our adoption of voltage regulation technology positions us as leaders in energy efficiency within the hospitality sector, showcasing the scalability and applicability of such systems for sustainable practices across diverse industries.

Challenge

Running a large and bustling hotel like the Europa® in Belfast comes with its fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to managing energy consumption. "With nearly 300 guest suites, multiple bars, restaurants, and function rooms, our electricity bills were hefty, reflecting the strain on our resources". The fluctuating voltage levels in the UK and Ireland meant their equipment was often working harder than necessary, leading to unnecessary energy losses and inflated utility costs.
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“The PowerSave unit is great – it does exactly what it said on the tin and the new reports prove that.”

Howard Hastings (Managing Director, Hastings Hotel Group)

Solution

To address this pressing issue, we turned to Hughes Energy Systems® and their innovative Powersave™ voltage regulation system. As part of their overarching energy-efficiency strategy within the Hastings Hotel Group, we installed a Powersave™ unit at the Europa Hotel in July 2009. Spearheaded by Maintenance Manager Alan Turnbull, we were determined to harness the benefits of voltage regulation to optimise energy consumption without compromising on guest experience or operational efficiency.
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“The installation of the regulator went well and incorporated smoothly with the running of the hotel.”

 Alan Turnbull (Maintenance Manager, Europa Hotel.)

Key Specifications

The Powersave™ voltage regulation system works by analysing and regulating electricity voltage throughout our site, thereby reducing losses in critical equipment such as lighting, HVAC, and refrigeration. By maintaining optimal voltage levels, we were able to significantly decrease the hotel's electricity consumption, saving both energy and costs. Hughes Energy Systems conducted a detailed survey of the hotel to ensure the viability of voltage regulation for specific needs, providing a tailored solution that seamlessly integrated into operations.
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Result

The installation of the Powersave™ unit at the Europa Hotel yielded impressive results. We experienced a remarkable 13% reduction in electricity consumption, surpassing our initial expectations. Not only did this translate into substantial cost savings, but it also led to reduced equipment maintenance requirements and extended lifespans for various appliances, further enhancing our operational efficiency and sustainability efforts.

Additional Value:

Beyond the financial benefits, Hastings adoption of voltage regulation technology has positioned them as a leader in energy efficiency within the hospitality sector. By exceeding energy efficiency targets and reducing emissions, they have enhanced competitiveness while contributing to broader environmental sustainability goals. The availability of interest-free financing options, facilitated by organisations like the Carbon Trust, underscores the collaborative efforts between industry stakeholders and regulatory bodies to drive sustainable practices. This successful case study at the Europa Hotel demonstrates the scalability and applicability of voltage regulation systems across diverse industry sectors, offering a promising avenue for organisations to enhance operational efficiency and environmental stewardship.
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