Energy Conservation Through Conservation Voltage Regulation

Conservation Voltage Regulation (CVR) is an energy conservation technique that regulates the incoming voltage to buildings. To compensation for line loss along the power grid, buildings at the beginning of the grid receive voltage at higher levels than others. This leads to energy waste, higher energy bills and unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions. Over $1 billion is wasted per year by … Read More

Ontario’s Electrical Sector Woes: High-Priced Power with 20% Price Increases to Come

The Financial Post has been running a series the last few months called “Ontario’s Power Trip”. In the series, Parker Gallant, a retired Canadian banker, explores the finances and politics behind Ontario’s power sector. With power that’s already priced 65% higher than Quebec and Manitoba, it’s about time someone explored the problems with Ontario’s power. Gallant says, As a former … Read More

LEED Certification Process & How Legend’s Smart Transformer Earns You LEED Points

Now when you install Legend Power’s smart transformer, the Electrical Harmonizer-AVR, in your building it will contribute up to 5 points to your LEED certification. Kyle Anders, a Sustainable Design Specialist, states: 5 points is a very noteworthy contribution in my experience, it is rare that a single product/technology can have this high of an impact.  I don’t have experience … Read More

Legend Power Builds Sales Momentum For Its Smart Grid Technology

Note: This article was originally published in Green Technology Report. By Jonathan T. Orr www.GreenTechnologyReport.com | Full Article Friday, May 14,  2010 When Green Technology Report last talked to Gerry Gill CEO of Legend Power (TSX.V: LPS, FSE: XLE) he spoke confidently not only of the good their proprietary smart grid technology can do for the environment by enabling commercial … Read More

Legend Power on Business News Network: Helping Big Box Retailers Go Green

Legend Power’s CEO Gerry Gill was on the Business News Network today explaining how Legend Power’s electronic tap changer is an integral part of the smart grid system and that even buildings that have the latest high-efficiency light bulbs and equipment can still save on energy consumption. Watch the video clip.

An Energy Problem: Forced Consumption

The problem of force consumption in terms of energy conservation is that of line loss resistance. Facilities near the beginning of the grid receive voltage at a higher level than needed and waste energy. Over $1 billion is wasted per year by commercial buildings due to forced grid consumption. Voltage optimization reduces electrical energy consumption by up to 10%, which … Read More

How Dr. Dunford Sees Legend Power’s Technology Fitting into the Smart Grid

Dr. William Dunford is Legend Power’s Chief Technology Officer and developer of the automatic voltage regulator and an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering & Power Electronics at UBC. Dr. Dunford has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, London and a PhD from the University of Toronto. He has also been a faculty member at both institutions. Dr. … Read More

Why Mike Harcourt is Excited About Legend Power

Mike Harcourt is the former premier of British Columbia (1991 -1996), mayor of Vancouver (1980 – 1986) and city councilor. Between 1996 and 2004, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy and Chaired the Urban Sustainability Program. Mike is an Honorary Chair of the International … Read More

Are You Being Billed for Unnecessary Energy?

As facility managers and electrical engineers in commercial and industrial facilities, we are often asked to consider power conservation. We are used to thinking of this issue in terms of lights, air conditioning motors, industrial motors and other devices that consume electricity running at 120 volts (or a multiple of that). However, all of these devices are built to withstand … Read More