Showing your customer how to improve UPS efficiency—through maintenance, upgrades, changing load requirements, or replacement—can help them drive down operating costs and score a win for you!
The following example shows the ten-year cost differences of two 500 kW UPS systems—a modern UPS and a legacy UPS with an efficiency rating of 96% and 88%, respectively—each supporting 400 kW of IT load running 7/24.
UPS loss costs
Annual cooling cost
Total 10-year cost
|Modern UPS at 96% efficiency||$14, 016||$5,606||$196,220|
|Legacy UPS at 88% efficiency||$42,048||$16,819||$588,670|
|OPEX savings of modern UPS||$28,032||$11,213||$392,450|
Assumptions: 8,760 hours per year for 7/24 operation, $0.10 per kW/hr cost of energy, energy required to remove 1kW of heat is 0.4kW.
How you can help your customer:
- Increase their understanding – Download White Paper 108 – Making Large UPS Systems More Efficient to understand efficiency curves, how to compare them, and how to quantify cost implications.
- Assess efficiency of existing UPS – Use our UPS Efficiency Comparison Calculator to quickly and easily evaluate Schneider Electric UPS efficiency ratings and their impact on energy costs and carbon footprint.
- Show efficiency of new UPS – Download White Paper 157 – Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation to learn more about energy consumption savings and eco-mode operation found in newer UPS models.
- Make upgrades – Use the UPS Upgrade Selector for battery and other upgrades, or review more options at http://apcpartnercentral.com/ups-lifecycle
- Build a case for UPS replacement – Government and utility-based energy efficiency incentives, where available, can defray the cost of UPS replacement. Corporate “green” initiatives may also favor UPS replacement. Use the UPS Selector Tool to find the most energy efficient UPS.
Contact your APC by Schneider Electric representative who can help you assess your customer’s current UPS efficiency and put a plan in place to improve it.