McDonald’s Australia has undertaken some innovative ways to reduce the amount of energy lost through normal equipment use.
McDonald’s Australia has installed Power Factor Correction (PFC) equipment into a selection of new and existing restaurants. The PFC equipment reduces transmission losses and ensures that every kilowatt of energy consumed produces useful work.
Since 2009, PFC equipment has been installed in 40 company- owned restaurants and is now standard for all new restaurants. Average energy demand in the restaurants employing this technology has decreased as a result of this equipment, with per-restaurant savings of $1,800-$3,300 per year.