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Trends in the energy efficiency 2017

What are the trends in the energy efficiency sector for 2017

Still not up-to-date on the latest trends in energy efficiency? We are well into 2017 now, three years ahead of the target: 2020, but there are still people who have not had the chance to learn about the 20/20/20 commitment established by the European Union. What is the "20/20/20" commitment? In a nutshell, it is a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%, reduce energy consumption by 20% through greater energy efficiency and, finally, promote the use of renewable energies until it reaches 20%.

Many companies around the world are developing new technologies in order to mitigate climate change and between all, create a sustainable future. Therefore, in honour of Sunday 5 March, World Energy Efficiency Day, CIRCUTOR is presenting you with the energy efficiency trends that are having the biggest impact in 2017.


BIG DATA. The classic "information is power"

BIG DATA. The classic “information is power”.

We are living in the AGE of information and communication, long gone are the days when you had to rely on endless books or paper records in order to look something up. A huge amount of data, of every kind, is now uploaded to the internet. With so much information around, the Big Data approach consists of recording as much information as possible and then processing it so that it can be analysed and acted upon accordingly. But what does Big Data have to do with Energy Efficiency?

With the technological advances in energy analysis; companies, utilities, businesses and homes now have, or could have, complete information about their consumption and its behaviour. In the past, we only had access to the figures that appeared on our electricity bills, now, with the new telemanagement systems and wireless consumption analyzers, we know instantly how much energy we are consuming. New technologies are therefore being developed that apply the Big Data approach, enabling us to perform an energy analysis with the aim of reducing consumption, thus improving energy efficiency.


Smart Cities. Cities that run themselves

Smart Cities. Cities that run themselves

Tokyo, New York, Zurich and Paris are leading the way as Smart Cities. Cities where they invest significant amounts in information and communications technology, where all data are logged, or changes or issues are managed remotely and instantly. The aim is to study the behaviour of the city so that its infrastructures can be improved.

As far as energy is concerned, the public authorities and utilities use telemanagement systems to collect consumption data from users and use this to generate an energy demand curve, thus increasing energy savings. There are also smart remote control systems, used for street lights, for example. Thanks to these, the amounts spent on electric energy consumption by the cities and towns in which we live are reduced.


Distributed generation in Smart Cities

Distributed generation in Smart Cities

For there to be a shift towards energy efficiency, it will be necessary to move from centralised generation to distributed generation. Up until now, electricity has been generated in power plants and transmitted to cities along high-voltage lines.

Distributed generation is a key part of a Smart City and it consists of generating electrical energy in the very point where it is going to be consumed. This term is also known as decentralised or in situ generation. By generating and consuming at nearby points you reduce transmission losses, while improving the management and quality of the grid.

So, in cities like those previously mentioned, it is common to see buildings with sets of photovoltaic panels connected to storage batteries.


The electric vehicle, a reality today

The electric vehicle, a reality today

The introduction of electric vehicles represents a massive shift away from mobility as we have known it until now. It not only offers numerous advantages, such as a reduction in air and noise pollution, better air quality in cities, reduced energy dependency, etc., but it also enables the use of electric energy management systems, which in turn enable smart charging, thus improving the overall efficiency of the electrical system.

Smart charging in off-peak hours allows you to flatten the demand curve, so the energy impact and cost are minimal as this occurs during the hours of least consumption. The situation can be further improved, where possible, by integrating the system with renewable energy projects.

Another of the benefits of integrating electric vehicles (EV) in cities is the energy storage function. At times of maximum demand, the EV could deliver energy back to the grid if necessary, thus optimising power generation infrastructures and electrical networks.


Electric energy management from your mobile

Electric energy management from your mobile

As we have seen above, Big Data is becoming an essential system for the energy control of facilities and homes. In recent years, various applications have emerged for mobile devices that allow you to take control of facilities and obtain information about how, where and when you are consuming energy.

In 2017, these applications will have to evolve so that they not only provide data, but also guide users in making decisions and adjusting their consumption through the data displayed on their wireless terminals, automatically helping them to determine how they are consuming energy. This will allow a user to know if their contract with the utility suits their actual needs and if not, they could then switch to one that benefits them financially.

In the future, these applications will connect users to their homes and facilities so that, even when they are not there, they can check any real-time data and even report any incidents that might increase their costs at the end of the month.


In short, this is just a brief summary of some of the biggest trends for this year in the electrical energy efficiency sector. The sector is moving towards information control and management, as well as improving how we use the energy at our disposal, and at CIRCUTOR, we invest time and money every day to play our part in these improvements.

Have you heard about the self-reclosing RCCB REC3?

You don’t have to throw more food away from your fridge after a weekend getaway.

Who never has come late at home on Sunday after spending weekend away with the family? This weekend getaway that you really needed to disconnect from work, you have just arrived at home, wishing to sit on your couch ... wait a minute! You have to clean the fridge...

By installing our self-reclosing RCCB REC3, you won’t worry about the power off again, don’t be afraid if food spoils

REC3 have a self-reclosing system which automatically returns the power when you have a power failure. If it detects that the problem persists, REC3 open the circuit permanently to keep safe your installation.

REC3 is smart, simple, easy to use and especially safe; is the solution that will make your life easier. Don't worry if the power is off, REC3 restores it.

And enjoy your weekend!


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Energy efficiency kits

Reactive energy efficiency kit

It benefits from the attractive payback of a capacitor bank and features a built-in energy efficiency system.

CIRCUTOR's capacitor banks can feature the Reactive Energy Efficiency Kit as an option. It is composed of a reactive energy regulator, which also acts as a powerful power analyzer, an EDS energy efficiency manager with an embedded SCADA application, designed for energy management, and a web server.

The main advantages of installing the Reactive energy efficiency kit are:

  • Avoid reactive power and maximeter consumption penalties, receiving alarms via email or on the screen.
  • Locate and avoid unnecessary consumption.
  • Control the daily and monthly cos φ value, energy consumed, instantaneous active power and maximeter.
  • Check the consumption and cost/kWh load curve to contract the most adequate electricity tariff for each profile.
  • View the current, voltage and harmonic distortion levels (THD).
  • Register and monitor the CO2 emissions.
  • Assign the relay outputs of the EDS to the maximeter measurements and configure visual or sound alarms.

Reactive energy efficiency kit

Essential energy efficiency kit

The easiest way to control and reduce your consumption.

The Essential Energy Efficiency kit is a compact unit that hosts 5 power analyzers to measure and control energy.

The embedded SCADA application of the EDS provides data to the user about how and when the main energy is being consumed in real time (on-line) or time-delayed (off-line), showing and recording all vital information to perform energy analyses, with the purpose of reducing or eliminating unnecessary consumption.

The main advantages of installing the Essential energy efficiency kit are:

  • Control the total consumption of the installation and in the main lines of the building, office, company, etc.
  • Analyse historical data to find and avoid unnecessary consumption in your installation
  • View the consumption and cost/kWh load curve to contract the most adequate electricity tariff for each profile.
  • Avoid reactive power and excess demand consumption penalties, receiving alarms via email or on the screen.
  • Register and monitor the CO2 emissions.
  • Assign the relay outputs of the EDS to the maximeter measurements and configure visual or sound alarms.

Essential energy efficiency kit


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CirBEON. Optimal solution for domestic charging of electric vehicles


When you are charging an electric vehicle your domestic electrical installation will consume more energy and, sometimes, this may cause supply interruptions and force you to upgrade your electrical installation to avoid exceeding the contracted power.

The new eHome CirBEON intelligent system is the latest advance in electric vehicle charging, allowing you to leave your vehicle charging and carry on using electrical appliances and other loads as normal, without having to worry about a thing.

eHome CirBEON dynamically adjusts the electric vehicle's consumption, according to the installation's maximum total consumption and allocates the power available at each moment to the electric vehicle, taking advantage of periods of low consumption by allocating more power to charge the electric vehicle. This avoids any interruptions to the electrical supply and there is no need to increase the contracted power of your home.

  CirBEON. Solución para la recarga de vehículos eléctricos


eHome CirBEON

Optimal solution for domestic charging.
Dynamic power adjustment
The vehicle’s battery is always full
eHome CirBEON
Intelligent sensor for controlling the vehicle’s charging power. Installed in the main circuit breaker, it detects the power consumed and acts on eHome Wallbox to not exceed the maximum contracted power.
eHome WallBox
Vehicle charging station. It reduces or increases the power consumed in the charging of the electric vehicle, depending on the instructions of the eHome CirBEON sensor, thus preventing outages due to power excess.

SC3. New Split-core efficient transformer

CIRCUTOR launches to the market the new SC3 efficient current transformer to read values up to 125 A, it is specially designed to be installed above any breaker. Its split core enclosure is the most notable feature because it is very easy to install since it does not need to have the power cables disconnected.

The SC3 transformer allows the opening of one side or both, allowing easy installation in any type of electrical switchboard, thus avoiding connection problems due to lack of space. In addition, the SC3 transformer has a secondary output of 250 mA, getting lower losses than a conventional transformer.

The SC3 transformer is fully compatible with CIRCUTOR's MC devices:


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Don't worry, it will be back

REC3, interruptor diferencial autorearmable


If the power is off,
REC3 restores it

If the power is off, REC3 restores it

    The REC3 range features 2 or 4-pole RCCBs, associated with a smart resetting motor, which resets the RCCB automatically, protecting the electrical installation and persons.    


Continuity guarantee   Plug & Play. Fixed sequence   Rapid statusmonitoring   Spacesaving
Continuity guarantee
de servicio

Plug & Play.
Fixed sequence

  Rapid status


It is installed as any other RCCB. No additional connections between the motor and switch are needed.  

Mechanism on the front panel used to switch the RCCB ON/OFF, reset the resetting counter and lock the unit.

  Locking system that sets operation to the automatic or manual mode. Sealable.


Keeps the installations
always at full

Housing   Services   Industry
Second homes, refrigerators, alarms,garage doors, etc.   Air conditioning, refrigerating chambers,lighting, UPS, etc.   Control of production processes, etc.
Second homes, refrigerators, alarms, garage doors, etc.  

Air conditioning, refrigerating chambers, lighting, UPS, etc.

  Control of production processes, etc.


Incredibly easy to install

Complies with all requirements for household and similar automatic resetting devices described in the EN 50557 Standard..

REC3 installation   REC3 installation   REC3 installation

Disconnect the main switch of the installation (IGA). ¡Important! Do not tamper with the voltage circuits.

Next, remove the protection cover from the electric panel.


Disconnect the RCCB to be replaced from the terminal.

Replace it with the new REC3 self-resetting switch.

Connect the input and output terminals of the switch. It is now installed!


Finally, connect the IGA.

Press the TEST key to check the correct operation of the REC3 before putting the protection cover back on.

Put the protection cover back on the electric panel to complete the installation. As easy as it looks.








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