Energy Efficiency Improvements in Electronic Motors and Drives

  • Paolo Bertoldi
  • Aníbal T. de Almeida
  • Hugh Falkner
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Technology Developments

    1. D. C. Jackson
      Pages 13-25
    2. Tapio Haring
      Pages 26-38
    3. Dale T. Peters, John G. Cowie, Edwin F. Brush Jr.
      Pages 39-51
    4. Toshihiro Sawa, Kaneyuki Hamada
      Pages 81-94
    5. P. Caselotti, A. Conchetto, P. J. Tavner
      Pages 95-101
    6. Huppunen Jussi, Pyrhonen Juha, Alamaki Jarmo
      Pages 107-112
    7. M. G. Bitchkov, N. F. Ilinski, V. A. Sementchuk
      Pages 113-116
    8. Flemming Abrahamsen, Frede Blaabjerg, John K. Pedersen
      Pages 130-135
    9. Aldo Boglietti, Mario Lazzari, Michele Pastorelli
      Pages 136-141
  4. Motor System Characterisation and Applications

    1. Anibal T. De Almeida, Paula Fonseca
      Pages 143-167
    2. Lennart Mukka, Bernt Engström
      Pages 190-204
    3. W. T. W. Cory
      Pages 205-238
    4. Herbert Auinger
      Pages 239-251
  5. Pump Design and Applictaions

  6. Test Methods for Induction Motors

    1. S. Williamson, H. P. Sambath
      Pages 307-313
    2. J. Haataja, J. Pyrhönen
      Pages 320-327
    3. Elzbieta Ogonowska-Schweitzer
      Pages 335-342
    4. K. J. Bradley, A. Ferrah, R. Magill, P. Mcleod, J. C. Clare, P. Wheeler et al.
      Pages 343-352
    5. P. Sandholdt, E. Ritchie, J. K. Pedersen
      Pages 353-360
    6. P. Van Roy, B. Slaets, K. Hameyer, R. Belmans
      Pages 361-368
  7. Policies

  8. Minimum Standards and Motor Labelling

  9. Programmes

About these proceedings


The 1997 Kyoto Conference defined CO2 emISSIOn targets for the developed regions of the world. The EU target of decreasing the emissions 8% below the 1990 level, by 2010, will require a very substantial effort covering basically all activities if such a target is to be reached. Energy-efficient motor systems can provide one of the most important opportunities to achieve electricity savings in a cost effective way, avoiding at the same time the emission of tens of millions of tons of carbon. The reduction of energy consumption through improvements in energy efficiency is one of the major instruments for developed and developing countries to meet the Kyoto commitments. Energy efficiency is also a key element of the European Union (EU) energy policy, since it improves the efficiency of the economy, increases energy supply security, and decreases harmful emissions due to electricity generation. Electric motor systems use over half of all electricity consumed in developed countries. Typically about 70% of the electricity which is used in the industrial sector and about 35% of the electricity used in the commercial sector in the EU is consumed by motor systems. In industry, a motor on average consumes an annual quantity of electricity which corresponds to approximately 5 times its purchase price, throughout its whole life of around 12 to 20 years.


Electric Drives Electric Efficiency Electric Motors Elektroantriebe Elektromotoren Energieeffizienz Motor Technology Motorentechnik Stromeinsparung electric motor induction motor

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Bertoldi
    • 1
  • Aníbal T. de Almeida
    • 2
  • Hugh Falkner
    • 3
  1. 1.European CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.ISR - Dep. Eng. ElectrotecnicaUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.ETSUHarwell Didcot, OxfordshireUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67489-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59785-5
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