Case Study: Power Optimisation Korean Residence

Nairobi city consistently experiences high levels of voltage between 245V – 255V. At these levels, coupled with erratic power condition such as surges and spikes, can result in serious damage, malfunctioning or shorten lifespan of equipment. Korean Embassy residence has experienced serious equipment failure due to erratic power.

Following a detailed power analysis & equipment audit at the residence, Sollatek proposed the iVolt solution to address both regulating power to ensure good quality and energy saving measure to comply with Energy Regulatory laws now in effect in Kenya.

The iVolt system not only ensures that the power quality reaching electrical & electronics equipment in the residence is at optimal levels, preventing damages, but also reduces the overall voltage consumption resulting in the added benefit of energy savings.

The voltage optimisation technology was chosen over other systems on the market not only because it’s a variable reduction system offering up to 30% more savings than fixed reduction units, but because it offers an integrated Intelligent Real Time (IRT TM) energy monitor. This device is capable of accurately tracking the savings being achieved in real time.

The iVolt has really helped us in terms of protecting our equipment. We experienced a power surged however nothing was damaged. We anticipate decent energy savings as well.

– Mr. Kim Jonghee, Site Technical Manager

The Korean Residence since implementation of the iVolt, is experiencing a 4.3% energy saving on their electricity bill, reduction in carbon emissions, overall protection for all the equipment on premise. They will see a reduction in maintenance costs due to erratic power. The Korean Residence is also compliant with the Energy Regulatory laws; that require large consumers to implement energy saving measures including an energy audits every 3 years.

The iVolt system has a lifespan of about 25 years, ensuring the Korean Embassy Residence continues to enjoy the benefits of the iVolt system for many years to come.

Project Details:

Project: South Korean Embassy Residence
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Year: 2018
Product: iVolt 3 x150 – 22
Energy Saving: 4.3%
ROI: 4-5 years