ACR-News
Know what you want? Try our 'Supplier Directory' 

Student controls ac with £4.3m energy-saving idea

A WORK experience student has created a computer program which could release £4.3m pounds worth of energy to boost the national grid.
Iain Whiteside, a third year computer-science and maths student at Edinburgh University, was working for free at Flexitricity when he created a program to reduce power use at firms when there is a high demand on the grid's resources e.g. at breakfast time or peak TV evening viewing.

For firms that have signed up to the program, it will remotely turn off air-conditioning and other non-essential systems for brief periods to release more power for domestic use.

The grid will then pay Flexitricity for the power it frees up to be directed elsewhere. The firm estimates the energy it will release could be worth up to £4.3m cash which will be paid by the grid and shared out amongst the firms that sign up with Flexitricity to use the program.

Flexitricity intends to target refrigeration firms, supermarket chains and water companies to benefit from the program. Supermarket giant Tesco has already signed up to pilot the program at one of its stores.
The move will reduce the grid's need to rely on back-up generators to meet demand,

The 21 year-old from Northern Ireland, was awarded with a job at Flexitricity and a £1,000 prize as the UK's most enterprising student.

The IOR Annual Conference – a conference on-demand

Delegates to the IOR Annual Conference taking place from 21 to 22 April will get the chance to access the event live and all sessions and recordings for up six months afterwards providing fantastic value and allowing anyone registering for the event ...

  01-Apr-2021

Thailand to host Bangkok RHVAC 2022 and Bangkok E&E 2022 this September

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, in collaboration with the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Club and the Electricals, Electronics, Telecommunications and Allied Industry Club, the ...

  05-Aug-2022

If you need to open a solenoid valve manually, you need a SVOM!

"THE SMALL TOOL WITH A BIG ATTRACTION" Available from Refrigeration Wholesalers If you would like to become a distributor please contact sales@fridgenius.co.uk
  30-Jun-2022
ACR News is the number one magazine in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to ACR News

Diary

Chillventa