EnergyVaasa responds to the energy business challenges
Apart from the environmental aspects, climbing energy prices have resulted in energy efficiency becoming a critical issue for companies, and a subject for public and political discussion. Improving energy efficiency is the fastest, most sustainable, and most affordable way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to secure energy availability. A significant share of the electric energy produced by power plants is lost before it reaches the consumer. We can prevent this through advanced optimization of its production, and by means of reliable, low-loss transmission, distribution and control systems.
Decentralized energy production, and the need to improve the quality of electricity distribution, are creating significant pressure to make changes to electric grid systems. The distribution network is turning into a marketplace for decentralized energy production, wherein real-time and automatic situational adaptation, scaling, predictability, and self-repair are required. The current one-way distribution network will instead become an active and multi-directional collection network, for which consumers, businesses, and small industries can produce electricity.
Industry consumes more than 40% of the global electric energy supply, with electric motors accounting for two thirds of this consumption. This can be significantly reduced through the use of high-efficiency motors, which will also lower emissions. An energy efficient 11 kW motor can save 33.6 MWh of energy in continuous use. This also reduces annual carbon emissions by approximately 11 tons.
With frequency converters it is possible to regulate industrial processes continuously, while reducing energy consumption by up to 50% and carbon emissions by millions, even hundreds of millions, of tons.
In the 21st century, frequency converter applications are also becoming commonplace in producing energy from renewable sources. A wind power generator, a solar cell, or a wave or tidal power plant does not produce electricity that is directly suitable for the network. For this, the frequency converter is a key component in improving the quality of the electricity so that it can be fed to the electrical network.
Vaasa region businesses are active in taking advantage of the opportunities arising from this changing market. EnergyVaasa is working for a cleaner world – a world where energy is produced using environmentally sustainable methods, then transferred and distributed reliably, and where consumption is kept within reasonable bounds.