Global energy savings potential from high efficiency distribution transformers

The worldwide electricity savings potential of switching to high efficiency transformers is estimated to be 200 TWh. This savings potential is not only technically advantageous, but also brings economic and environmental benefits. Taking the full life cycle cost into account, selecting high efficiency transformers is often an economically sound investment decision despite their higher purchase price.

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Highlights

  • International benchmarking can define adequate performance levels.
  • Set minimum efficiency performance standards to remove the worst products from the market.
  • Set up a voluntary scheme to define premium levels of efficiency.
  • Ensure such a program contains a clear product labeling requirement.
  • Design regulatory schemes to ensure that investment can be made at minimum lifecycle cost.

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