Powering the Nation

Cover-of-Powering-the-nation_medium-(1).jpgRecent research published by the DECC, Defra and the Energy Saving Trust, entitled “Powering the Nation” is the largest study of its kind looking at energy consumption habits in the home. The report shows that domestic products such as fridges, along with lighting and other appliances that are on for sustained periods of time, contribute the most to household electricity bills.

So as electricity bills rise, the pressure is on for people to invest in low-carbon technologies. It is important to recognise, however, that we do not need to invest thousands in green initiatives to be effective. 

Domestic voltage optimisation is a cost-effective way to achieve immediate and significant money and energy savings across the whole home, without compromising the homeowner’s quality of living or requiring a change in their supplier.

The “Powering the Nation” study shows that the average daily base electricity load in UK households is less than 700 watts which equates to around 3 amps. This means that a voltage optimisation unit which has an amp rating of say 40 or 60 amps is way above the necessary specification. VPhase units have an 8 amp rating which clearly will suffice and provide the same energy savings at a lower outlay cost in a shorter period of time.
The graph below shows the average daily base electricity load in a UK house over a 24 hour period.


Another way to look at it is in terms of “energy management capacity”. This is the continuous power rating of the unit multiplied by the number of hours in a year. A typical household will consume between 2,100 kWh and 5,100 kWh per year. A VPhase 8 amp rated voltage optimisation unit will provide an energy management capacity of 17,500 kWh per year – more than enough! In comparison, a 60 amp unit will provide 115,632 kWh per year – in percentage terms, this equates to 2,200% over the required capacity.

Estimated savings From VPhase voltage optimisation units:

Appliances with motors and pumps

  • 'A' rated freezer = 17% energy saving
  • 'A' rated refrigerator = 16% energy saving
  • 3 speed central heating pump = 15% to 18% energy saving


  • CFL lighting = 11% energy saving
  • Incandescent bulb = 15% energy saving
  • Low voltage halogen spot lights = 15% energy saving

Consumer electronics                                                                                          

Results for consumer electronics vary widely, examples are given below:                                                               
  • DAB radio = 5% energy saving                                                                                                                                                        
  • DECT cordless phone base station = 30% energy saving                                                                                                             
  • ADSL modem and wireless router = 5% energy saving                                                                                                    
  • Personal Computer = 4% energy saving
  • Hi-Fi = 13% energy saving    

Frequently Asked Questions

We realise the VPhase device is a technical product,but to help you understand more about it and the features you can benefit from – read our Frequently Asked Questions, HERE

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