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Project Launch: 01/01/2019

Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL’s research partnership with ComEd will examine the technical aspects and potential energy savings of switch reluctance motors in conveyor applications.


High rotor pole switched reluctance motors will be evaluated for performance and energy consumption compared to standard two-horsepower induction motors. The performance characterization of these motors will be used to model their energy savings potential in conveyor applications. Results of this research project will inform the development of a new addition to the Illinois Statewide Technical Resource Manual and ultimately the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.