Approximately 50 of the country’s universities have now installed powerPerfector‘s VPO system, totaling 178 buildings.

Among the key installation is Keble College (pictured), one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford with 410 undergraduate and 235 graduate students.

A 420kVA powerPerfector unit was installed at Keble College on in December 2010 leading to an 8.5% reduction in electricity costs. This equates to carbon dioxide emissions savings of at least 65.7 tonnes and an annual financial saving of at least £7,900.

Roger Boden, college bursar, commented, “With a payback of less than four years, the decision to invest in a powerPerfector unit was an easy one to make on financial grounds, and the prospect of higher electricity costs and carbon taxes in the future only strengthened the case. The college is equally committed to a responsible approach to carbon emissions. The combination of financial and environmental benefits looked on paper, to be overwhelming. The reality has turned out to be as good as predicted.”