Monday, June 29, 2009

Electricity Load Reduction

I am just reposting an article from Penn State Newswire about Electricity Load Reduction tests conducted on campus. Penn State is a large commercial facility, with several thousand employees and tens of thousands of students on campus. In that sense, a 10% reduction (details below) is a fairly large amount if it can be sustained on a regular basis.
Electricity load reduction test a success

Last week, employees and students across Penn State's University Park campus were asked to simultaneously turn off all unnecessary electrical devices for one hour as a part of a regional electricity load reduction test. The test was a success -- the Office of Physical Plant (OPP) recorded an average reduction in electricity usage of 10 percent (3,700 kw).
The success was attributed to the many employees and students who cooperated by turning off unnecessary equipment and to OPP workers who made system-wide adjustments behind the scenes. The peak reduction for the hour was an impressive 15 percent (5000 kw) at 4 p.m.

Read the full story on Live: http://live.psu.edu/story/40286/nw63
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4 comments:

Meredith B said...

saw this article yesterday, too! Thought it was a great idea. Unfortunately, I was so out of it during that time when they were conducting the "reduction" that I'm not sure if I participated :( I knew it was going to be on Thursday last week but I totally forgot about it on the day it was happening...too much energy camp, I guess :) I think we did have the lights off that day actually...

sriram balasubramanian said...

we can also practice "daily" a world-wide earth hour...
http://krithscorner.blogspot.com

control valves said...

Thanks for the helpful information. Hope to hear more from you.

DEKORASYON said...

thanks a lot. Very useful information

 
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