Dovecote Park Ltd, located in North Yorkshire, supply the very finest British beef, veal and venison for the retail, fine dining and food sectors nationwide. The company prides itself on maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare and husbandry and recognises the importance of a resilient infrastructure.

The Dovecote Park site was experiencing serious incidents of under-voltage that posed a threat to the farm’s infrastructure. By replacing the existing transformer with a 3MVA Wilson e3+ Ultra Low Loss Amorphous Transformer coupled with a 9-position, the grid swing was reduced and the risk of failure to critical plant and equipment from under-voltage was mitigated. The introduction of the Wilson e3+ also resulted in estimated annual financial savings of £12,316 and carbon savings of 14.4 tCO2.

Read more in our Dovecote Park farm case study.

Our engineers are highly trained, experienced individuals that will work with you to provide reliable power engineering solutions that are designed to keep your site running smoothly whilst at the same time reduce cost and environmental impact of your operations.

A recent case study for a transformer replacement project at McCain’s, projects energy savings of more than £22,000 per year as a result of just a single supply transformer being replaced with a Wilson e2 super low loss amorphous unit.

Wilson Power Solutions was the first transformer manufacturer in the UK to produce transformers with an amorphous metal core, offering even greater efficiency than those made from the highest grades of grain-oriented electrical steels. Wilson e3 and e3+ Ultra-Low Loss transformers (the plus signifies the on-load tap changer) were launched in late 2019 and are the UK’s most efficient distribution transformers, far exceeding the EU Ecodesign Directives for transformers that came into effect 1st July 2021 (Tier 2).


Considering total cost of ownership for infrastructure assets is becoming increasingly common place with leading manufacturers including United Biscuits, McCain and Smurfit Kappa choosing the Wilson e2 super low loss amorphous to power their sites.

What’s more, the UK’s energy landscape is changing and security of supply in view of ever more challenging supply voltage conditions can be an important factor.

That’s why more and more of our customers are thinking about the future when selecting their supply transformers – what grid conditions will be like and the running costs over the transformers’ lifetime.


The typical product life expectancy for a distribution transformer is 25 years but when we made a freedom of information request to Ofgem we found that the average age of distribution transformers in the UK is 62 years.

When a transformer is going to be operational for that length of time, it makes sense to pay a little bit more upfront for a model that will perform better in terms of resilience and energy efficiency and generate huge savings in the long run.


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