There are so many ‘know-it-alls’ when it comes to energy conservation these days that it’s hard to keep it all straight. If you’re working to help save the environment or you worry about saving money , more than likely, you have been searching for tips and tricks to help you save electricity, thus saving you money. Where has all of this gotten you? Really…with the market saturated with ‘information’ and this company saying one thing and that company disproving the other company how do you know who to trust? As always, I’ll do my best to clear up any issues and explain a few things and offer some solutions….ready?
Let’s cover line loss to begin so you can understand where the majority of electricity is lost and know that there is nothing you can do to fix this issue. Line loss is a reason that you should consider cutting back on the amount of electricity that your are using—both residential and commercial. If you take a quick look at the numbers on the emissions from your household electricity based upon the amount of consumption you see on the electric bill, you may be off—in fact it may 6-10% higher than you thought and this is due to line loss.
Well, what is line loss, exactly? Here goes—as electricity travels through the lines for many miles to get to your home, there is some resistance that occurs, and some of that energy is lost along the way; it is usually lost as heat. The further electricity travels, the more it gets lost. Let’s looks at some numbers on it:
For every 10 tons of coal that is burned to create electricity, because of line loss, one (1) ton can be lost; the loss that is solely in the United States is estimated to be enough to run 14 cities that are the size of New York City! Talk about a ton of energy lost that we, as consumers pay for and never get to use, not to mention the waste of coal as a resource.
So now you’re wondering just how much energy is lost due to line loss within your home state, right? Ok, maybe you weren’t but I am going to go over it…you can look at the estimates given on an annual basis on-line by the Energy Information Administration. Look up your state and then check out table 10 on the page—this offers the figures on line loss. You might just be surprised how much energy your state loses to line loss.
So, now you want a solution…there are some available. Most of the solutions to line loss are expensive and complex and are currently being worked on. Solutions like transmissions lines that are refrigerated to help avoid this loss. Another solution can be grids connected to solar power systems—although not entirely efficient, it is more efficient than the power station that uses coal.
The most inexpensive solution—for both residential and commercial consumers—is EcoWatt Energy’s-XRP. This compact powerhouse helps to optimize the energy that comes into your home or business. Most don’t realize that they only use about 75% of the electricity that comes into their home—the rest of it bleeds back to the grid (utility) and is then cycled back into your home or business’s grid for you to use—and pay for again!
The XRP balances out your box and allows the energy that was drawn into your home or business to be used to its optimum as it stays on your grid and is only used by you and is only paid for one time as opposed to the traditional way we do it now. Why should we pay for our electricity twice? There’s no reason to with the XRP from EcoWatt Energy!