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Prudent and efficient use of electricity is not only kinder to the environment; it is also kinder to your business, saving you money and bringing you more profits. Reducing your business’ electricity consumption requires surprisingly minor changes in your daily work habits, and perhaps some wiser decisions when choosing and installing new equipment. Here are some tips:
Having a low power factor is like having a glass of carbonated drink with a lot of foam; the glass is full but the foam does not quench your thirst. Having a low power factor means your machines are inefficient, and require more electricity to perform its tasks.
By increasing your power factor, your machines will use less electricity to achieve the same results, and naturally this will reduce your monthly electricity bill. In addition, you will avoid having to pay a 1.5% to 3% Power Factor Surcharge, which TNB imposes on you should your power factor drops below 0.95.
Find out more on power factor and how to improve it on this page.
During peak hours (8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.), TNB has to generate a higher amount of electricity to meet the demands of our usual work day. As the day progresses, more electricity is required, so more power plants are fired up to generate more supply.
During off-peak hours when most of us are asleep, TNB generates less electricity, but most of the time this supply is not used to its fullest.
By re-scheduling your operations to run heavy equipment during off-peak hours, you will reduce the amount of electricity required during the day, and making the most of electricity generated at night. Fewer power plants will need to be turned on, which is good for the environment.
With TNB's Off-Peak Tariff Rider (OPTR) scheme, you can also enjoy up to 20% savings for electricity usage during off-peak hours. Find out more.
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Laptops use up to 80 percent LESS energy than a standard desktop computer!
Air conditioners are there to make sure we can work in comfortable conditions. However, when people in an office located in tropical, sunny Malaysia are seen walking around in sweaters more suited for Autumn, this is a clear sign that the air conditioning is too cold.
Raising the temperature settings by 1°C can visibly affect your total electricity bill at the end of the month, and probably without anyone even noticing the difference. While wearing sensible work attire, a cool 24-26°C should be enough to keep everyone comfortable in the office, and mean significant savings in electricity.
Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (AWER) has developed a Low CO2 Tool known as Click d’ Thief. This was developed as part of CLICK to Low Carbon Lifestyle programme by AWER. If you wish to identify electricity consumption of your appliances as well as the equivalent carbon footprint, please click link below. Good luck in catching the 'THIEF’!
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