Businesses in Scotland can save money on their energy bills

Dr. Alex Mardapittas
Dr. Alex Mardapittas

An innovative energy saving solution, the Powerstar voltage optimisation system, developed by EMS, a UK company, is being used by companies and colleges across Scotland following the appointment of Bryan Divitt as business sales engineer.

The Powerstar system, which is proven to be the most efficient product of its type, maximises the delivery of electricity, achieving savings of up to 26.1% on energy consumption and carbon emissions. Presently the voltage supplied by UK energy companies averages 242V, while electrical equipment is designed to operate on 220V/230V.

The product, which has also won a series of awards, has already been installed in a number of locations across the country including, Clydebank College, Langside College, Perth College Goodlybum and Perth College Brahan.

Mr Divitt who is based in Livingston, has nearly fifteen years experience in sales having worked for a number of blue chip companies in senior roles. He has worked in the sustainability sector, specifically voltage optimisation, since 2008.

Dr. Alex Mardapittas, managing director of EMSc and inventor of Powerstar said; “We are extremely pleased to have been able to install Powerstar in a number of colleges in Scotland, in such a short space of time. We are extremely excited about the future prospects of working with organisations and institutions in Scotland, leading up to the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment in 2012.”

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Powerstar® is the registered trademark of EMSc (UK) Ltd.


Can save up to 26.1% of electricity consumption.

Is fully designed and manufactured in the UK. All Powerstar components, including even minor items such as the paint, are sourced from UK manufacturers. The Powerstar design and any associated software are designed by EMSc UK Limited.

Requires no maintenance and has a 15 year warranty.

Is an approved energy savings system and may qualify for an interest-free Energy Efficiency Loan from the Carbon Trust.

Comes with guaranteed savings.

Will improve the life expectancy of electrical equipment.

Will improve the power quality (reduce harmonics and improve the power factor).

Has the highest efficiency and provides better savings than any other voltage optimisation system sold in the UK. This has been proven in independent tests (on the same load and same voltage reduction), head to head with similar competitive systems. In these tests Powerstar achieved:
Significantly higher energy savings (up to 13% more)
Reduced harmonics by 88% more than competitive systems
Running significantly cooler than competitive systems. (While Powerstar operated at normal ambient temperatures, competitive systems were operating at nearly 70°C).

The EMS team has over 150 years combined experience in designing and manufacturing special transformers and the Powerstar design is a direct result of this experience.

2010 – Winners of the Yorkshire Forward Innovator/10: Innovation in Action Award
2006 – Winners of the CARE4AIR AWARD

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