The use of electric motors and variable speed drives could save the UK more than £630 million, according to the new Carbon Trust guide.
The guide claims that by fitting the variable drives and higher efficiency motors, a medium-sized business using electricity worth £50k could save £5k annually. The variable drive works by running an electric motor at a slower speed which reduces energy usage thus saving as much as 50% of your bill.
Richard Rugg, Director of Carbon Trust Programmes said: “Adopting the measures outlined in these guides will have a direct impact on your business bottom line.”
The guide also claims the UK food and drink industry could save upto £70 million per year by using these methods.