Chapter Corner

Bill Forsythe

Transformer Upgrades Are Good Business

“Turn off the lights.” “Shut the refrigerator.”

If you have kids, you’ve probably asked them to save energy more than once over the past week. As energy costs rise, we take measures to eliminate waste in our homes. Be more efficient using energy and you save.

Transforming Efficiency: What You Need to Know About Changing Government Standards

The way I see it, there are two ways to look at the energy-efficiency profile of a transformer. Since a transformer is always on, it is either always wasting energy or always saving energy through lower energy consumption. With a new low-voltage, dry-type transformer efficiency standard on the way, the difference is more than a point of view. Ultraefficient transformers deliver significant energy savings that cut costs and lower the environmental impact of commercial and institutional buildings.