How voltage control can make energy networks more efficient

Dr Vincent Thornley, Managing Director at Fundamentals, outlines the benefits of voltage reduction and reflects on trials involving UK smart meters

Data is often described as the new oil. But unlike fossil fuels, data can actually reduce carbon emissions by boosting the efficiency of the electricity network.

We have been taking part in a trial of new technology which uses the information gathered by a selected group of British customers’ smart meters to optimise the voltage in their homes. In simple terms, this means safely turning the voltage up or down to provide optimal energy efficiency. The experiment could save homes and businesses in the trial area an average of £20 on their annual bills and cut their carbon footprint by 27kg a year – which is the equivalent of driving 100km.

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