Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 13 | ARTICLE

Title: REDUCTION OF LOSSES IN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATIONS AS A MEASURE FOR REDUCING THE ENERGY BILL

Author: J.A. Lobão (jlobao@ipg.pt)*, T. Devezas (tessalen@ubi.pt)**, J.P.S. Catalão(catalao@ubi.pt)***
*Mestre em Sistemas e Automação, Professor Adjunto do Instituto Politécnico da Guarda. | ** Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, Associate Professor with Habilitation at Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior (UBI). | *** Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, Assistant Professor and Director of the MSc in Electromechanical Engineering at Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior (UBI).
Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 13

Abstract:
Electricity and electromagnetism are present in our daily routine in almost all the equipment we use either at work or in leisure time, from the more sophisticated machine to the simplest appliance. The electrical energy consumption can be reduced with an efficient choice and correct use. Considering the current global economic situation, particularly the Portuguese one, and the rising energy costs, all contributions to the decrease in consumption will be relevant, however small they may be, by decreasing household energy bills and increasing disposable income. This work aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce energy consumption. We will analyse the energy efficiency of electrical equipment in current use, its implication in energy costs to be included in the domestic bill, and energy consumption reduction in electrical installations by reducing losses in conductors, associated with the choice of efficient equipment.


Keywords: Energy, Energy efficiency, Loss reduction, Portugal, energy for domestic use





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