Some people associate transformer stations with concrete “blocks”, others with poles situated along the streets. With their shapes – usually archaic ones – transformer stations quite specifically blend into their environment. It is a well-known fact that we want to have electricity, but do the transformer stations have to look like that?
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Installation of a transformer station consists in its location within the precincts of the plot and after connection with medium-voltage cables to the energy network, where from electricity is supplied through low-voltage cables to the final recipient. This is a standard solution in case of energy companies supplying electricity. Yet few people reflect on the profitability of such type of connection, therefore we will try to analyse it.
Let us assume that the transformer station is situated 190 m from a building, to which we are to supply electricity. The cost of connection of low-voltage cables (including the purchase price for the cables and their layout) will amount to according to the pricelist PLN 184,480.60. When the plant works 24/7 for seven days a week, than on such a section we generate losses in energy consumption in the amount of PLN 7,471.17 in a month, and PLN 89,654.08 in a year, which gives as much as PLN 896,540.83 of losses within the period of 10 years!
In the era of energy-saving bulbs and passive houses making use of renewable energy sources and fashion for ecology gaining increasing popularity each year, leads to a question of how we could reduce such losses?
An effective solution would be movement of a transformer station to the plant’s or company’s seat, as close to machines and equipment as possible. Such a function is fulfilled by industrial transformer stations ICZ-E. Due to their use we eliminate the necessity of purchasing expensive low-voltage cables that we replace with cheap medium-voltage ones. With the assumption that the industrial transformer station ICZ-E is away from the energy network by 190 m, the above-mentioned cost of connecting medium-voltage cables (the cost of purchase and distribution) is reduced to PLN 41,675.10. Losses in the transmission of electricity are also reduced. The plant working 24/7 for seven days a week reduces losses to the amount PLN 48.19 in a month, which gives an annual amount of losses equal to PLN 578.27 and the amount of PLN 5,782.70 for the period of 10 years. The difference in reduction of losses in transmission of electricity that we obtain with the use of an industrial transformer station ICZ-E in comparison to a standard transformer station is substantial.
Among the transformer stations available on the market only the patented industrial transformer station conforms to the industrial requirements within the scope of reduction of fixed costs. Industrial transformer stations ICZ-E (Intelligent Energy Management Centre) are manufactured by a Polish company Elektrobud S.A. Installation of a transformer station in a production hall increases the possibility of area development and influences aesthetics and safety. The price of industrial transformer stations ICZ-E is comparable to the process of traditional transformer stations. The quality of the station is confirmed with a Certificate of Electrotechnical Institute in Warsaw no. 10/28/NBR/2011. The indoor transformer stations ICZ-E are patented under number 14690 in the European Union. The indoor transformer stations ICZ-E implement the Europe 2020 strategy – low emission economy by reduction of energy consumption. They were also honoured with an emblem of “Eco-Inspiration 2013” in the category “Product”. An additional factor in favour of the indoor transformer stations ICZ-E is the fact that the company Elektrobud S.A. offering such stations is capable of calculating a measurable financial advantage that the customer will obtain while selecting its innovative solution.
- – Advantages resulting from use of industrial transformer station ICZ-E
- – Reduction of the cost of construction of energy network
- – More area development opportunities
- – Reduction of the fixed cost of an enterprise
- – Reliable supply
- – Pro-ecological product
- – Adaptation to the present and future needs