Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Installations
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Retail industry energy saving project information to help reduce electricity and operating costs.
EPoS stands for Electronic Point of Sale and is a term used to describe check-out kiosk terminals in supermarkets and other retail outlets. Some EPoS terminals require a UPS system to protect their data when there is a power outage. For such an application a small off-line or line interactive UPS would be used. This would generally be a small tower or desktop unit with an internal lead acid battery. Wall mount UPS are also available from some UPS manufacturers. The latest development is compact UPS using lithium-ion batteries which offer similar runtimes to lead acid but with far quicker charge/discharge cycles and longer design lives.
Retail businesses with large enough standby power generators can benefit from Demand Side Response (DSR) programmes run by the National Grid. Energy aggregators act as a middle-company providing the service that allows the retailer owned generators to be switched-on and their power exported to the grid. The retailer receives income in the form of a connection fee and a usage fee.
Rental costs are typically the highest budget spend for retail businesses followed closely by staffing and energy costs. One of the quickest ways for a retail business to reduce its electricity bills is with a sourcing review by an energy consultant. Most smaller retailers miss opportunities to switch energy suppliers and reduce their energy costs with a new contract. Other ways for retail businesses to reduce their costs is through upgrading their core electrical systems including lighting and HVAC to more energy efficient alternatives.
How can retail shops reduce their electricity bills?