APRIL 2015 GILMAC ORDERS TWO POWERSTAR UNITS FOR WA HAY PROCESSING PLANTS
Ecocentric Energy has been working alongside Gilmac Pty Ltd, the nation’s largest hay exporter, to lower its energy bills at one of its processing plants in New Norcia and the new $3.5m Wagin plant coming online in October.
Following site visits and power bill audits, Ecocentric recommended Powerstar Voltage Optimisation units and is pleased to announce that Gilmac has ordered these for both sites. The existing site is set to save over $71,000 annually, with an incredible ROI of 52.6%. Powerstar’s UK manufacturer, EMSc, has guaranteed a saving of 14.1% of kWh, which underpins the initial investment and provides a no risk solution to reducing their energy spend. Importantly, 280.6 tCO2 will also be saved from entering the atmosphere.
Gilmac has shown great faith in the savings the HV Max will generate for its Greenfield site in Wagin when it launches and during its expected 50 year lifespan. This top of the range Powerstar unit is a first for WA and provides a combined solution to two common problems, combining a super low-loss amorphous core HV/LV transformer with integrated variable voltage optimisation technology. The super low-loss amorphous core transformer will provide 3 – 10% savings on traditional HV/LV transformers (which would normally be supplied by Western Power for new sites) and the VO technology will provide a further 12-15% savings.
Both units are purpose built and are due into the country next month. Ecocentric and Gilmac are also in discussions for potential HV Max units at the other sites in York, Balaklava (SA) and Goornong (Vic).