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Conservation Tips

    Description
  1. Tips To Reduce Power Consumption
  2. Tips for Energy Conservation - Domestic
  3. Tips for Energy Conservation - Industrial
    Power Safety Tips
  1. Domestic Customers
  2. Rural Customers
  3. Industrial Customers
Tips To Reduce Power Consumption

You can reduce your electricity bills by as much as 10% - simply by unplugging appliances or switching devices off at the power point they are connected to when not in use. It's good for your wallet and for our planet.

Standby, also known as phantom power loads, are responsible for an incredible amount of electricity consumption nationally. Practically every electronic device that you plug into a socket continues to consume electricity after you've switched the device off. Examples include phone charges, notebook power adaptors, microwave ovens, game consoles cd, video and dvd players

If an appliance or device has an adaptor, the easiest way to tell if it's still drawing power when the device is switched off is if the adaptor is warm.While the amount of power being drawn by each of these appliances in standby mode usually isn't huge - anything from .5 - 5 watts per hour; when you consider the number of electronics devices in the average home these days and multiply that by the number of hours in a year; then multiply that by the number of households in your country - it really adds up. The average home in the consumers about 50 watts of standby power an hour.

I've read that the annual collective standby power draw from households is around 8 gigawatts - equivalent to the electricity production of eight large power plants. Globally, standby power consumption is estimated to be responsible for about 1% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is a gas that contributes to global warming.

Imagine that - we could knock off 1% of the amount of carbon dioxide being spewed into the environment just by switching appliances and devices off at the wall when not in use; and all save a few bucks on each power bill in the process!


Power Management

The average power consumption of a PC is 160 Watt. You can already save one half by using the option power management. It also guarantees less noise and less heat production.

Power management does not affect the life time of the device or the batteries. But do not use it as the easy solution: shut down your PC if you do not use it for quite some time. Compare power consumption of these different modes:


Stand On or off? Functions available? Power consumption?
Switched off Off No functions 0 Watt
Hibernate Partially off Almost no functionality 20 Watt

Stand-by

Partially off Part of the functions 45 Watt
Screensaver On Part of the functions 160 Watt
Low power consumption is not the only advantage of power management:
  1. If your PC turns automatically to hibernation, it first writes all the data to the hard disk.
  2. A PC in stand-by starts quicker than a hibernated one.
  3. You can save on cooling,because a room full of PC's generates a lot of heat.
  4. Secure your energy saving mode with a password, hence no one can have a look at your personal documents while you are away.
  5. Automatic switching off of displays reduces electromagnetic radiation.
  6. Automatic switching off of displays reduces electromagnetic radiation.

  7. Even if your PC has been shut down without cutting off the power cord it might still consume some Watts. Therefore you better connect your PC and all equipment into a power distributor with a switch. So you counter the hidden consumption by transformers with your fingertip.


Domestic Customers
  1. Power is precious - use it judiciously
  2. One unit saved = Two units generated
  3. Switch off lights, fans and other electrical gadgets when not required
  4. Sunlight is available free of cost. Make maximum use of daylight and reduce the use of artificial light
  5. Keep the bulbs and tubes clean to get better light
  6. Use low wattage bulbs for corridors and other less important areas
  7. Use light-coloured paints and distempers for interiors
  8. Use tube lights in place of filament lights. They last longer, consume less power and give you more light
  9. Do not keep the door of your refrigerator open unnecessarily
  10. Reduce the height of partition walls wherever possible
  11. Eschew the use of ornamental and festoon lights
  12. Use cords of suitable capacity to avoid loss of energy and to reduce fire accidents due to short circuits
  13. Use air-conditioners and climate control equipment very sparingly
  14. Keep the motors clean and cool
  15. Use capacitors near motor terminals to avoid damage to motors and to reduce demand charges

Rural Customers
  1. Use foot valves of low resistance to save upto 10% power
  2. Motor and pump should be at same level. Pump should be within 3 meters from the water level
  3. Use pump sets of suitable power depending upon water lifting requirements. It could save upto 25% power
  4. The capacity of motor should match the requirements. Using motors of higher capacity, where a lower one is good enough, results in loss of power. Use only motors of good efficiency
  5. The pipe in which water comes out should be as close to earth level as possible
  6. Use capacitors near motor terminals to avoid damage to motors and to reduce demand charges

Industrial Customers
  1. Keep the motors clean and cool
  2. Use capacitors near motor terminals to avoid damage to motors and to reduce demand charges
  3. Tighten belts and pulleys at regular intervals to avoid energy losses due to drag
  4. The capacity of motor should match the requirements. Using motors of higher capacity, where a lower one is good enough results in loss of power. Use only motors of good efficiency
  5. Use grease frequently at all required points in the motor and motor drives to reduce friction
  6. The machine driven should be very close to the motor
  7. Sunlight is available free of cost. Make maximum use of daylight and reduce use of artificial light
  8. Change worn out bearings and repair them in time