Ski resorts, theme parks, and other tourist meccas and cultural/recreational sites are all incredibly energy intensive operations. High occupancy buildings require consistent HVAC performance affecting the visitors’ experience. And of course such businesses each have their own unique energy characteristics as well. Rides and rollercoasters of every imaginable type exhibit Demand curves that are costly, and difficult to manage and mitigate. Ski lifts, gondolas and related equipment are also dynamic loads and systems whose power supply and torque availability is critical. And expensive.
Complex lighting systems, restaurants and food venues, and other sub-systems add to the need for systemic, comprehensive power and resource management.
One key metric shared by many businesses in the tourism and recreation industry is flow rate of visitors. This manifests itself in the need to avoid slowdowns, stoppages – minimizing queue time!
Electro-Mechanical failures, and factors leading to sub-par operations are many: VFD failures, PLC and control alarms and circuit trips, poor motor performance, and mechanical stresses and failures are phenomena that are observed when power quality is less than optimal . Such phenomena negatively affect everyday logistics and offerings, and degrade operational profitability.
In addition to electric power quality in the distribution system, other resources represent significant expenditure areas also. Water quality and costs can be addressed, natural gas for heating are examples. Once integrated and effective operational solutions are in place, lower costs and a better customer experience will be attained.
With such a variety of equipment, resources being transported and distributed, sub-systems running continually, possibilities to reduce, reuse, and renew abound.
As is the case for many dynamic operations and plant, real time Power Quality enhancement systems can be extremely effective. Our Power Quality solutions monitor and rectify a broad host of electrical parameters, stabilizing the network, eliminating distortions, fluctuations, losses and inefficiencies. They provide power systems and loads with stabilized voltage and current supply, transient free rapid response, getting the machinery the torque and consistent power it needs.
LED lighting technology combined with smart controls and instrumentation can reduce consumption dramatically.
Water systems can be improved by processing the flow through the meter, enhancing water quality, eliminating mineral and bio scaling, and other methods.
HVAC and refrigeration energy use can be reduced in a variety of ways. As resorts adopt their operations and attractions depending on the season, integrated approaches towards optimization can be deployed, addressing changing systems and resources across the seasons as well.
More information about our solutions and how they can provide dramatic benefits to the the many facets and characteristic energy profiles in Tourism and Recreation Industries can be found on our Systems page.
We’ll work with you to optimize your power and resource use, whether you’re in the Summer or Winter business. Or both!