Ecova Announces First-Ever Energy Efficiency Standard for Industrial Power SuppliesHerald Online, October 23, 2014
Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, today announces a new 80 PLUS certification for 115V industrial power supplies, physical units that power industrial applications by converting AC power into DC power. The new certification encourages greater efficiencies in the industrial market by recognizing and rewarding manufacturers that achieve a premium efficiency rating and enabling customers to compare and contrast power supplies based on established criteria. This improved efficiency is expected to save $88 million annually in conserved energy.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) recently commissioned a study by Ecova and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), which found that industrial power supplies typically operate at only 26 percent of their rated power and at those levels especially, there was a significant opportunity to improve operating efficiency. NEEA is currently evaluating the best market intervention strategy for improved performance in industrial power supplies.